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Take a scenic run through LIC while sampling local beer

A Long Island City brewing company is pairing beer-tasting with a running tour to showcase scenic views and iconic landmarks in the burgeoning neighborhood.

Rockaway Brewing Company, located at 46-01 Fifth St., is hosting the first-ever “Ale I See” 4-mile run on Oct. 25. Participants will be treated to local beers from Big Alice Brewing, LIC Beer Project and Transmitter Brewing, before heading to Rockaway Brewing Company at the end of the run for a pint of Rockaway Beer. The brewing company is also working with Grilled Cheese Alley to offer sandwiches and soups.

The run will begin at 12:15 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. at the Fifth Street site. After the event, runners will gather upstairs from the brewery where a DJ will take song requests.

With the help of City Running Tours, runners will loop around the waterfront and stop at popular attractions like PS1 and Silvercup Studios. The run will also help participants brush up on their knowledge of Long Island City and the Queensboro Bridge.

Tickets cost $50 and there are only 40 spots. One ticket includes beer samples from each brewing company, a Rockaway pint and a T-shirt. Rockaway Brewing Company is donating $5 from each ticket to Recycle-a-Bicycle, a nonprofit, community-based bike shop that hosts youth programs and environmental initiatives.

Brown Paper Tickets will match each donation, which means $10 from each ticket will go to the bike shop.

For more information, visit the Rockaway Brewing Company website here.

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