Taking the route above, a trip to 70 breweries, you get about 197 hours of drive time across 12,299 miles. You stop in 28 states and pass through a total of 40. You have to backtrack some to get to the Michigan breweries, but if you're gonna do this, you might was well do it right.
If your only goal is to sample the beers at each of the top breweries, it takes you about 20 days. This figures in a couple of hours at each stop to sample and metabolize (so you don't drive drunk), plus driving time in between each place. This assumes staying near one of the 70 breweries each night.... When you take into account opening times and more importantly, when each brewery is closed, it likely takes a bit longer.
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