breweries in the path of totality

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  1. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,033) Mar 12, 2010 California

    The Great American Solar Eclipse
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    The shadow will scream across the pacific at 3,885 k/ph and hit the Oregon coast at 10:15:58 a.m. on August 21, 2017. My first choice of where to be, if brewery based, would be Pelican Brewing sipping on a Mother of All Storms, right on the shore, but, this is the Oregon coast and if all I experienced was fog clouds darkening, my soul would be crushed! Thought I might be drinking Deschutes the day of the eclipse but they are in the sun, at least I'll be in Bend before the event. I recently had a Tough Love, which I very much enjoyed. I google earth my surroundings in Bend and no shit, Crux Fermentation is walking distance from my room, further is Deschutes and further still are several small breweries!

    We, my wife and daughters, spend the next night in Madras, the night before the eclipse.
    17 seconds before totality we'll see Mt Jefferson go into shadow, we'll be sitting on the edge of a dam.

    I plan on being alive, a short term goal, we've been talking of this for near a decade yet I've still to decide what I'll be drinking.

    Have you considered the eclipse, have you thought of what you might be drinking?
    Do you know a brewery that will be in totality?
    cheers
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  2. Roadkizzle

    Roadkizzle Initiate (165) Nov 6, 2007 Texas

    Hey. That'll be a great way to celebrate my son's first birthday. I wonder where we should be.
     
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  3. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,211) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I will be in Casper WY. Don't know if there are breweries. Saw the one in 99 in Germany, this one has been on the radar for a long time. Beer will come later.
     
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  4. scream

    scream Aspirant (253) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    The Pelican is a great place !
     
  5. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,033) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Hey Rk - It would be a fantastic to cheers the eclipse on your son's 1st but you'll need to travel a good bit to see totality as the closest states would be Nebraska or the corner of Kansas & Missouri.

    You are one of the lucky ones as Casper should be perfect - when rating the 10 best places in the US to see totality based on the likelihood of the weather cooperating - Caper is often rated #3 !
    I've yet to visit Pelican and Mother of All Storms is the finest barleywine I've ever had. Being right there where the ocean meets the land seems special although it might be overrun with druids and the likes who may think so too !

    Cheers to Ya All
     
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  6. Roadkizzle

    Roadkizzle Initiate (165) Nov 6, 2007 Texas

    Yeah. It won't be totality here in Texas. I'll have to talk to the wife about traveling. Possibly take a trip to Nashville?

    But even if we stay here the sun should be at least significantly obscured so will still be interesting.
     
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  7. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Disciple (383) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    While in Bend, be sure to check out The Ale Apothecary's Tasting Room:
    • 30 SW Century Drive, suite 140, Bend 97702
     
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  8. scream

    scream Aspirant (253) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    At the Pelican a nice breakfast and then a beer outside watching the surfers and the guys launching their wooden dories through the surf is pretty special.
     
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  9. rgordon

    rgordon Defender (655) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    My goodness, that's like still life film noir sci fi. I love it. Wheels are turning. Maybe atop Elk Ridge Mountain with a 360 view.
     
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  10. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (619) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I saw the one in 1999 at my grandparents place in cornwall, it was a great experience. I see the next one in the uk isn't until 2090 . Don't think I'll make that one.

    Try and go somewhere with lots of wildlife, they go mental during totality.
     
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  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,693) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    There should be 2 breweries open before then. We should meet up!
     
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  12. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,211) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    We are actually saying in Cheyenne, driving up to Casper before the eclipse. Casper has an astronomers convention going on, is totally booked up, go figure.

    Let me know which one you like when they open.
     
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,693) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm an amateur astronomer as well as an amateur beer drinker. LOL. Fat Canvas and Skull Tree should be open by then. The brewer at the latter is a friend of mine and was the former brewer at the now defunct Wyoming State Brewing Company.
     
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  14. dlcarst

    dlcarst Aspirant (237) Aug 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Here in southern Illinois we're right in the center of totality. Big Muddy Brewing is right in the center of totality and having a big event (https://www.carbondaleeclipse.com/event/big-muddy-brewing/). I haven't heard yet of any other breweries having events, but we do have several other breweries in the path. Ozzy Osbourne is performing during the eclipse at a big festival at a winery.
     
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  15. laketang

    laketang Defender (623) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois

    I climbed to the top of this lighthouse in 2003, 93 ft. great view so I would be here

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  16. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,033) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Thanks - Bend isn't very big but brewery per capita is really high!

    Thanks rg - my absolute first choice would be on a mountain top towering over lowlands with crystal clear skies. To actually see the shadow approaching would be mind blowing.

    Funny what you wrote as this was a fundamental question I had to answer. I've two massively dissimilar options - attend the Solarfest and be tightly surrounding by folks about to go mental, I don't expect it will be quiet. Or go to the place below with just my family.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/M...8145e5d1dfa82!8m2!3d44.6334544!4d-121.1294872

    Hey dl this is exactly I was hoping to hear - that makes two breweries I know of that will enjoy totality

    Fantastic location. There is a Central Coast Photography Meetup - meeting in the parking lot. I've thought about photographing this but have decided no.

    cheers everybody
     
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  17. jcMPLS

    jcMPLS Initiate (88) Apr 17, 2015 Minnesota
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    Grand Teton National Park is the only national park that is in totality...I would love to be there. No clue what breweries are out in that area.
     
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  18. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (259) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    The Annual one hit my area in 2012. Quite the sight. I think I was sipping homebrew wearing a welding helmet.. Hard times.

    Without being in the path, will there be partial effects?
     
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  19. IDABEERGUY

    IDABEERGUY Disciple (364) Jun 18, 2013 Idaho

    Idaho Brewing Company in Idaho Falls is in the eye of the storm. We are supposed to be one of the best places to see it. Every hotel room up and down the Snake River around here has already been sold out for months from what I understand. They are actually allowing people to rent out their pastures, yards whatever for people to camp on. We are expecting an influx of 300,000 plus people. Will be overwhelming for our area if that actually happens..... Yazguars farm Idaho style if you will...
     
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  20. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,211) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    There are some good maps here. It is up to you to find your brewery.
    http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/maps.htm

    When I saw the one in Germany in 1999, the traffic afterwards was terrible. Expect the same this time too.
     
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  21. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,033) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Everyone in the US will see at least a partial eclipse with the amount of the sun covered by the moon determined by how close you are to the path of totality. In Albuquerque about 78% of the sun will be obscured. However, that doesn't mean your surroundings will darken, it will some but not obviously by much. However however, when looking at the sun through solar glasses the sun will be just a crescent that will be very impressive.

    Fantastic - your brewery will be rock'n that day! Hope you brew something special for the occasion.

    Yep, both before and after if you are going to a specific destination. Madras OR has a two lane road in & out. It is a town of 6,000+ expecting over 50,000 visitors. Fortunately we have a room in town the night before and the night of.

    This is going to be an event of a lifetime for me. Hope everyone who can will indeed see this. The primitives must have crapped themselves when it came upon them - thinking the world was about to end would not be an unreasonable assumption.

    Cheers All
     
  22. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,211) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    We were down in a rural portion of Saarland IIRC. Roads are similar to Madras (been there).

    We may hang around in Casper to let traffic thin.
     
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  23. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (500) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Goes right over Charleston--

    Westbrook for one.
     
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  24. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (1,509) Apr 9, 2011 California
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    @impending , I haven't put much thought into this until now, but I've been needing an excuse to go back up to Oregon to visit my sister, so I may just have to meet you at Pelican that day ;). Otherwise, I have an opportunity coming up that may land me in a new place to call home, that being Morro Bay as early as April. If that were the case, I may just take what I can get there, and enjoy it to the fullest. Cheers!
     
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  25. Pineapplealexa

    Pineapplealexa Initiate (100) Feb 20, 2017

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  26. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (282) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    It seems you're already locked in for Madras, but for anyone else considering Oregon it's worth mentioning that it's typically sunny in August, even on the coast. There's often a fog layer in the morning, but odds are good that it'll burn off by the time the eclipse happens.

    That said, Pelican is a bit too far north for totality, so you'd be better off heading to one of the beaches near Depoe Bay and having a beer or two on the sand.
     
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  27. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Zealot (502) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Thai me up In Jackson WY for some Melvin beers. !!!
     
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  28. HeilanCoo

    HeilanCoo Initiate (23) Sep 11, 2014 North Carolina

    Looks like Great Smokies NP is also in the path.

    Brevard NC is in the grey, so Oscar Blues will be hopping. There are several smaller breweries in the western nose of NC also.
     
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  29. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,033) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Hi MaltMaster - I would very much like to watch it right at the oceans edge and it may be a perfect day on the 21st but as you write, "odds are good" which means to me - I don't like those odds! If I lived there I would stay home and hope for the best. Pelican will be in totality but they are getting out to the fringe and I'd get right under the center if possible.

    Thanks everyone for mentioning breweries that will be in the path of totality. Many breweries have been mentioned which is a testament to how many craft brewers there are in the US !

    cheers everybody
     
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  30. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,211) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Congaree NP in SC is all in the path of totality. Swamp and old growth trees, maybe not the best place to see a solar eclipse, but I haven't been yet.
     
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  31. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,588) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Oh this one was just too easy to answer! ;) Go there, they make great beer.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/413/
     
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  32. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Aspirant (203) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Will only have a partial (%?) in downstate NY. :( Don't recall when the last total occurred here.
    I'll try to make sure I have an appropriate beer on (and in) hand though.;)
    The last eclipse of any kind I can remember experiencing was also only partial, but it was a clear day and, although I didn't prepare for or do anything special for the event, I did notice while I was in town shopping that all the spots of dappled light on the sidewalk which had passed through trees were crescent shaped. The trees were acting as living pinhole cameras. :cool:
     
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  33. bret717

    bret717 Devotee (427) Dec 8, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    @impending Thank you for posting this and putting the eclipse on my radar. I was planning on going to Oregon in September for a week, but now that I know there's going to be a solar eclipse, I've changed my plans so I'll be there in August instead. As for breweries, I think I'll head to the Salem area to see the eclipse, so maybe Gilgamesh, or Block 15 in Corvallis?
     
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  34. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Aspirant (203) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Last total eclipse in NY was 1925, next one not until 2079! So none in my lifetime...unless I live to be 116! o_O Makes me want to drink some beer. ;)
     
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  35. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Savant (945) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I thought this thread title was a euphemism for darkest stout...
     
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  36. Hoppy_Time

    Hoppy_Time Aspirant (263) Jan 3, 2016 Maine
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    I'll have to wait until 2024. Looks like Ebeneezers in Lovel, Maine would be the perfect place. Cool idea though. Doubt my memory will last 7 years.
     
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  37. sharpski

    sharpski Crusader (799) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    If you haven't already, check out this thread in the NW Forum. While Madras doesn't have a brewery of its own, we're not hurting for great beer. Solarfest looks like it will be massive.
     
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  38. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Disciple (383) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    Just thought of another one... Worthy Brewing, which is also in Bend, has a beer called Lights Out Stout...
     
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  39. sharpski

    sharpski Crusader (799) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    It's probably not well-suited to this particular type of astronomical event, but Worthy is finishing a brewery expansion that includes a Hopservatory.
     
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