If you could go anywhere in the USA for beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by patmoore, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. patmoore

    patmoore Initiate (156) Sep 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Next weekend, April 7th-9th, where would it be? Accommodations and flights are taken care of. Let's hear what you've got!
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  2. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Waterbury Vt, just a slew of great beers, beautiful scenery, very little traffic and such to deal with. You can really relax no races to run.
  3. jlharman

    jlharman Initiate (125) Apr 5, 2015 Washington

    Bend, Oregon.
  4. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,045) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    New Glarus, WI. Would sit and drink their beers all day everyday.
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  5. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,526) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I love their fruity funky beers, and I usually detest the style. They do make great beers though across the board.
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  6. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (460) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Portland OR baby.....for HotD and some Pok Pok!!! ...and a Reggie at Pine State Biscuits.....Oh -- and a quick stop at Mary's to have a local IPA and watch the locals perform. Gotta get back to Portland.....
  7. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (325) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Going Left Coast, California.
    #1 Pliny the Elder/Younger
    which is #1 on my beer bucket
    list. Plus besides this there is:

    North Coast
    Firestone Walker
    Bear Republic
    Ballast Point

    OK I can't hit ALL these in 3 days.
    So I'll go Russian (Pliny) River,
    Laganitas, and Bear Republic,
    since they are all in the same county.

    I'll take an extended vacation, even
    out of my own pocket. I'll get a rent
    car and travel the Rt.1 coastline
    which I did back in 1980. What a
    beautiful drive! I'll bring the igloo I
    used back then and fill it with some
    special brews. California here I come!
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  8. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (830) Jul 15, 2007 California

    Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta Georgia
  9. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (408) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Portland / Kittery maine... oh, wait,. I am going that weekend :grinning:
    If I had to choose anywhere, that isn't an easy trip for me, it would either be PNW or San Diego area.
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  10. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,663) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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  11. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,792) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    I'd love to be in Santa Rosa during Beatification release week. Second to Russian River, I'd love to be in Michigan, particularly at Founders, during KBS release week.
  12. matcris

    matcris Savant (958) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    I guess Tree House, so I can see what all the freaking fuss is about.
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  13. GaryChalmers

    GaryChalmers Initiate (177) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    It would NOT be New England. The NEIPAs and fanboys are the pits.

    I'll go with Charlotte - Olde Mecklenburg and the surrounding breweries.
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,325) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I might join you, but the weather doesn't look so good. Probably doesn't really matter, I guess :wink:.
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  15. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,968) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Second that. Here in South Dakota we are seriously lacking distribution from the New England area (Sam doesn't count)
  16. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,139) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    The answer, especially this time of year, is San Diego.
  17. Boblemo

    Boblemo Aspirant (203) Jan 30, 2015 Iowa

  18. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (750) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Honestly, local options are getting to good these days.

    No need travel anymore.
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  19. TripleSun

    TripleSun Disciple (322) Feb 23, 2016 Virginia
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    New England no doubt. NEIPA haters gonna hate.
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  20. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,689) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Winner winner, chicken dinner

    Always a great option if weather is no bueno...or even when it is! If u hit Portland, recommend a trip 2 Great Notion.
  21. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Disciple (304) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia
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    Boston. Been before, and I'd go again. Amazing run of breweries.
  22. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,363) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    If it was my choice to go anywhere, I would probably go to the Boston area. I would love to visit Trillium and Jacks Abby. Of course there are several others in the vicinity.

    Otherwise, I can't believe I am saying this, but I would consider going to Cleveland. Fat Heads is almost worth it alone. They make an excellent version of every style and right now you can probably get Hop Ju Ju, Marauder, IBUsive, and Bone Head on tap at the same time. The Brew Kettle is close by, and there is always Great Lakes, Market Garden, and Platform among others.
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  23. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,313) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Everyone is raving about Tree House and Trillium, but I still want to go to Vermont the most. The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawson's, Von Trappe, Burlington Beer Co., Frost Beer Works, Foam, etc.
  24. CowboyLaker

    CowboyLaker Initiate (126) Dec 31, 2014 Virginia
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    Described one of my recent trips exactly there. Russian River on Sunday morning (all day happy hour) then to Lagunitas and saved Bear Republic for Monday. Just do it
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  25. dripa8

    dripa8 Aspirant (247) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas
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    Denver. So many breweries close by and you get both west coast style and ne style represented. Plus mountains!
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  26. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,325) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Well, the view of mountains, at least :slight_smile:.
  27. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Zealot (516) May 7, 2013 Maine
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    I'd do San Diego. Living in the North East I've hit all the big ones and many smaller ones, but i still love a west coast ipa.
  28. dripa8

    dripa8 Aspirant (247) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas
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    Well, I figured in a rental car for the short hop to the front range :slight_smile:
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  29. SovereignGood

    SovereignGood Disciple (315) Jan 11, 2016 California
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    Having visited most of what SoCal has to offer, next stop is Oregon and NE.
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  30. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (191) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Drive to Philly for Tired Hands. That's...pretty much my bucket list.

    I got to FFF with my siblings almost 4 times a year, but it's a stretch trying to get them to Philly for a 1-2 day trip.
  31. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,339) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I'd go to brewery ommegang in Cooperstown with my dad, relax for once. Enjoy top tier Belgians in some amazing landscape. Their brewery is outrageous. And the hit up the MLB hall.
  32. zid

    zid Savant (935) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    For everyone stating New England, I'm assuming they mean New Haven Connecticut.
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  33. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,437) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Let's see, start at Rushing duck, hit Equilibrium, maybe swing over to Catskill, then to Yard Owl, Bacchus, Mill House, Sloop, Suarez, Rare Form, then back down to Plan Bee, Peekskill, Captain Lawrence and end it at Industrial Arts.

    IOW I wouldn't go anywhere else, just stay home.
  34. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,409) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Ain' it winnaful? :grinning:
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  35. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,409) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

  36. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Aspirant (227) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Since I love going to Portland ME, I would have to balance it out and say Portland OR. And would need about a week....Cheers!
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  37. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,857) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    There are so many good choices if I were actually planning a trip weather would determine the choice. Asheville should be nice this time of year.
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  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,148) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    They're closer than you think. :grimacing:
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  39. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,877) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    North Dakota. Becaise that's the only way I'm ever going to be able to tick a beer from there.
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  40. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,489) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I would be up in Vermont drinking beer with @nc41 and @HorseheadsHopHead.

    The highlight for me would be visiting Hill Farmstead - the absolute best brewery IMO.


    P.S. I would enjoy drinking the other Vermont beers as well. It's all good!!:slight_smile: