This new Boston Marathon-inspired beer is made for runners

You probably don't associate drinking beer with running a marathon, but maybe you should start. Marathon Brewing, a new project from The Boston Beer Company, recently launched 26.2 Brew and its made with runners in mind. 

The golden, hazy ale combines Himalayan sea salt and coriander to create a refreshing brew that has a slightly lower ABV at 4 percent, but packs in only 9 grams of carbs and 120 calories. 

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Not only was the beer made for runners, but it was created by runners, too. Marathoner and triathlete Shelley Smith created the beer to give runners a better balance between calories and taste.

"Understanding what is important to runners is what made brewing this beer different from what is currently available," Smith said in a press release. "While most brewers are stripping flavor to hit a certain calorie mark, we focused on brewing a beer that not only fit what runners were looking for, but also delivered a great taste."

Boston Marathon fans and Bostonians alike will probably recognize the name—26.2 Brew evolved from Boston 26.2 Brew, a beer that has been served for the last seven years during and around the time of the marathon. Although this new brew is available nationwide, the company isn't forgetting its roots. Each can of 26.2 Brew displays the Boston Athletic Association unicorn logo, which is the symbol of the Boston Marathon. It's also the official beer of the Boston Marathon this year. 

"I've run my fair share of marathons over the years, and there are countless finish lines throughout the training process that deserve a celebration," Meb Keflezighi, the only athlete ever to win the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and an Olympic medal, said in the same press release. 

"Anyone who has trained for a marathon – who is dedicated enough to wake up before dawn or face the elements to get their miles in – knows that part of training is running for the reward. 26.2 Brew celebrates runners' hard work and achievement with high-quality ingredients and a really great taste."

26.2 Brew is sold in six-pack bottles, 12-pack slim cans and on draft nationwide. You can pick up a cold one today!

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's winner Lawrence Cherono and women's winner Worknesh Degefa hold up the trophy at the finish line ceremony at the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Ethopian Worknesh Degefa(L), and Kenyan Lawrence Cherono, celebrate together after they won the Women's Elite, and Men's Elite races respectfully at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ethopian Worknesh Degefa, celebrates winning the Women's Elite race at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
MA - APRIL 15: Worknesh Degefa runs in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. Degefa broke away from the pack early and maintained the lead to win. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MA - APRIL 15: Worknesh Degefa runs in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. Degefa broke away from the pack early and maintained the lead to win. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Ethopian Worknesh Degefa, wins the Women's Elite race at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's winner Worknesh Degefa crosses the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Ethopian Worknesh Degefa, celebrates winning the Women's Elite race at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's winner Worknesh Degefa kisses the ground after crossing the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's winner Lawrence Cherono holds his trophy at the finish line ceremony after winning the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Kenyan Lawrence Cherono, celebrates winning the Men's Elite race at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Lawrence Cherono (left), the eventual winner of the 123rd Boston Marathon, and Lelisa Desisa (right) sprint towards the finish line in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Top runners Lawrence Cherono(L)and Lelisa Desisa(R), fight for the Men's Elite win in the last few hundred feet before the finish line at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's winner Lawrence Cherono breaks the tape seconds before second place winner Lelisa Desisa in the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Kenyan Lawrence Cherono edges Ethopian Lelisa Desisa for first place for the Men's Elite race, at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenyan Lawrence Cherono edges Ethopian Lelisa Desisa for first place for the Men's Elite race, at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's winner Lawrence Cherono drops to his knees after crossing the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's second place finisher Lelisa Desisa is comforted after he crossed the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Defending 2018 Boston Marathon Women's Elite champion Des Linden crosses the finish line 5th, at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Runner Desiree Linden waves as she makes her way towards the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
American Jordan Hasay, places 3rd in the Women's Elite Race at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. - Kenya's Lawrence Cherono sprinted to victory in the Boston Marathon on Monday, overhauling Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in the final few metres of the gruelling race to claim a thrilling win. In damp, chilly conditions, Cherono, Desisa and Kenya's Kenneth Kipkemoi broke away from the field over the final few miles as the world's oldest major marathon reached a dramatic conclusion. Desisa, the 2013 World Champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, looked to be on course for victory as he kicked for home in the final 200m.But with the crowds at Boston's famous Boylston Street finish line roaring them on, it was Cherono who timed his finish to perfection, overhauling the grimacing Desisa just a few metres from the tape to claim a magnificent win in 2hr 7min 57 sec. (Photo by RYAN MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Runner Lindsay Flanagan is congratulated as she makes her way down Boylston Street towards the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ASHLAND, MA - APRIL 15: Runner Lawrence Cherono, right, hands off a rag to a fellow Kenyan runner, Wesley Korir, into the fourth mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Ashland, MA on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NATICK, MA - APRIL 15: Runners in the men's elite division are separated into packs midway through the seventh mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Natick, MA on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Scott Fauble, the first men's runner from the US, crosses the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's wheelchair winner Manuela Schar celebrates at the awards ceremony after the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's wheelchair division winner Manuela Schar poses for a photo with the trophy at the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's wheelchair winner Manuela Schar breaks the tape of the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's wheelchair division winner Manuela Schar crosses the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Women's wheelchair winner Manuela Schar celebrates as she nears the tape of the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's wheelchair division winner Daniel Romanchuk poses with the trophy at the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk holds his trophy at the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's wheelchair division winner Daniel Romanchuk crosses the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Men's wheelchair winner Daniel Romanchuk breaks the tape at the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 15: Elite women runners prepare for the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA on April 15, 2019. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Tom Davis, the winner of the hand cyclers, crosses the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston on April 15, 2019. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Handcyclist Tom Davis crosses the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon in Boston on Apr. 17, 2017. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Tom Davis, winner of the handcycle race , crosses the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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