Lloyd Fink was unhappy. He was overweight, he had lost his job, and he was in need of a serious life change. That’s when he decided to do something just about impossible: hiking the Appalachian Trail. But that wasn’t enough of a kick in the butt for Lloyd—he also gave up beer. As the ultimate motivation to meet his goal, he promised to swear off the hoppy goodness until he reached Mount Katahdin, and the finish line, in Maine. After months of preparation, Lloyd set off to Georgia to start his two thousand-mile trek. He couldn’t have known on that March night that six months later he would finish his journey a changed man, while making interesting friends, experiencing breathtaking vistas, penning trail ballads on his homemade ukulele, and surviving brown recluse spider bites along the way. An adventure story, inspirational tale, and guide to roughing it in the backcountry, Hiking to Beer is a funny and poignant read for outdoor aficionados, aspiring hikers, and everyone in-between.