Milwaukee, WI beer questions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by pecokid, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    What PA beers are hard to find in Milwaukee, WI? Conversely, what Wisconsin beers are easy to find in Milwaukee but difficult to get in PA? I am aware of (and interested in) New Glarus. Finally, what are some good bottle shops in downtown Milwaukee? Thank you.
     
  2. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee

    This will help answer your beer distribution question. Great site! http://seekabrew.com/

    Regarding downtown, I'd reco Downer Liquor and World of Beer. A little further out, you could look into a discount Liquor and Groppi.

    Good luck!
     
  3. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,521) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    You can't get Troegs in WI, so their Nugget Nectar (or anything else from them) would be a welcome brew to a Wisconsinite. Yeungling would be another brewery that does not make it to WI.
     
  4. xsists

    xsists Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    Looks like you guys get Cigar City, DFH, Firestone Walker, Hair of the Dog, Hill Farmstead, Pretty Things and Russian River to name a few that we can't get here..
     
  5. Wisconsinality

    Wisconsinality Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2009 Wisconsin

    Is that just Philly or the whole state of PA. I would think with the goofy case law it might detract brewers but seems they get just about everything and a lot of stuff everyone else doesn't.
     
  6. xsists

    xsists Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    I'm not sure.. I just used the Seek a Brew and looked at what was available.
     
  7. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Aspirant (209) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin

    I would guess just Philly. Not because of the case law, but because of the distributors.
     
  8. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Firestone Walker, Hair of the Dog, Hill Farmstead, Pretty Things and Russian River are rare in my part of PA. My assumption is they can be found in Philly because of Philly Beer Week and the LCB registration regulations. Even Cigar City is iffy. Yes distributors (and the three tier system) make things complicated for the end user in PA.
     
  9. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Is World of Beer open? I saw some confusing comments on the interwebs.
     
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  10. cu29

    cu29 Initiate (133) Sep 26, 2005 Wisconsin

    There really are no good liquor stores downtown. The best may be the liquor dept at the Metro Market at Juneau/Van Buren. Hopefully you have a car and can drive to Discount Liquor.....it would be worth the 15 minute or so drive from downtown.

    World of Beer has opened on Brady St. Had their opening celebration on Monday, though they appeared to be open a couple of days prior to that judging by the people drinking inside and outside the joint on the days prior.
    And just so the original poster knows, World of Beer is a bar, not a bottle shop. They have 40 beers on tap and perhaps 500 in bottles.

    http-::wobusa.com:Locations:BradyStreet.aspx

    https-::www.facebook.com:wobbradystreet
     
  11. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee

    Opened Monday.
     
  12. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I am thinking of bringing some PA brews with me. If you are interested in an in-person trade, feel free to private message me. Full disclosure, I am sorry to say you'll have to come to me (downtown) as I will not have transportation. Given that constraint I do not have high hopes, but c'est la vie.
     
  13. pecokid

    pecokid Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Thankfully I got enough feedback from this post and can say anything I think I can get to Milwaukee is spoken for. I'll be back in touch with those few folks via PM. Thank you.
     
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