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I never thought I would make a 200 mile round trip for beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ubenumber2, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. DStoked

    DStoked Aspirant (257) Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
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    I'm travelling over 8000 miles round trip in May for beer. Cleveland --> Brussels --> Westvleteren
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  2. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    Just over the border from me is a place called Mr T's , its about 35 miles from here. Springfield is 4.5 hours away.

  3. jmccullough108

    jmccullough108 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Missouri

    The bottle date is 11/29, definitely isn't going to taste like it should, however im pretty sure this was one of the last batches of the season. AIPA that is out now though is great also, just doesn't have the galaxy hops.
  4. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    Make sure the Hop Stoopid is fresh. And I'd skip Cappucino Stout and Golden Monkey, but that's just me.
  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,454) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Hmmm... How much is your time worth ($$) x cost of gas ($$) = is it cheaper to purchase online and have shipped to you? You could find even better beer online or is AR a state that doesn't allow alcohol to be shipped?
  6. shaunt0000

    shaunt0000 Initiate (0) May 16, 2009 California

    done a 2700 mile road trip (not counting the flight)
    Los Angeles > Wisconsin, then drove through the midwest, Canada, Quebec, and the northeast through to Boston to hit every major brewery on the way. Well worth it!
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  7. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,302) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    The wife booked a weekend in early April at some Godforsaken place on the shore of Lake Superior up on the Keweenaw. Mainly to hang out and drink beer on opening weekend. 1100 mile round trip, and I will never leave Michigan.
  8. godlessape

    godlessape Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Sounds like a great trip for a most noble cause.
  9. king75

    king75 Disciple (395) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    It is worth if the beers you are getting are something you have never had before or if in your case it is for beer that you have no way of getting. I am driving down to Tampa ,a 2,400 mile round trip in a few days. My wife thinks it is for her last spring break before she graduates which is true. BUT for me the biggest reason is to visit sweetwater brewery and cigar city brewing. I already have two in person trades planned for along the way and I can't wait to get in the car and start driving
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  10. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (330) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Go for it, 200 isn't that far in all reality. I have drove from Monroe, MI (just north of Toledo, OH) to Erie, PA (3.5 hours) for Yuengling. I have also drove out to Grand Rapids (2.5 hours) just for beer a few times. Our next trip is to Three Floyds Easter Weekend after we get our KBS at Founders. What does the wife get out of all these travels? Wine and gambling, plus she enjoys the craft beer culture and good food.
  11. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Do it. The trip alone will be an experience. On your death bed you can say i wasted gas and time to get beer that tasted good cause goddammitt i was alive!

    I'll think of you when i fly to Alaska from Arizona later this year just to go to Midnight Sun Brewing
    And belive me i WISH i COULD make that a drive instead of a flight...
  12. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
    Beer Trader

    Ok 3 cases of mixed 6 packs and 8 22oz bombers , going to have fun this weekend

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  13. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    aaahh... got any room on the next run?
  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Haha, I've seen these at truck-stops!!
  15. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    That Lagunitas sucks alone is worth the trip!!!
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  16. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    If this is the only way you are able to get those beers then I say go for it. More than likely, making the trip will be a fun experience in itself. Personally, I would not drive as far as the Binny's 3 miles away from me for anything by Lagunitas. Lagunitas is only OK to me, but far from impressive. Of all their brews that I have had, Sucks and Hopstoopid were probably the best and that's not saying much.
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