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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Hop-Droppen-Roll, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Hop-Droppen-Roll

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    Anyone else on here from the Alexandria area? I live in Starbuck and am just wondering if my gut feeling is accurate - that I'm the only one of my kind for miles and miles around - would be great to have someone to do some IP trades with and such.
     
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    My wife is from Alexandria and her mom was born in Starbuck. We visit every so often so I'll let you know next time we're there. You are in a bit of a craft beer wasteland though. Unless Westside Liquor in Sauk Centre has a better selection now?
     
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    I'm from the Osakis/Alexandria area and yes the selection around here is bleek. Thankfully my wife travels a lot for work and doesn't mind making stops for me. I have also called on my niece an nephew in Fargo/Moorhead and sister in-law in Council Bluffs/Omaha area. IP trades would be nice around here vs. shipping.
     
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    It is pretty bad. I have a friend who has a hobby farm n.w of Alexandria and on the way up we stop in different towns and the best I have ever done is a 6pk of Expedition stout in Avon.
     
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    If you don't know this already Old Capital Tavern in Sauk Centre puts on tap takeovers from time to time (I recall a Bell's one in December). Not sure how up to date their tap list is now but it looks pretty good. Maybe you can find a fellow BA there. Good luck!

    http://www.oldcapitaltavern.com/index.php
     
  6. Hop-Droppen-Roll

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    You all will be pleased to know that I work at a wholesaler and have been working with a sales rep to do some good things. I've got 2012 Pere Jacques in County Line just a few miles south of Alex. Also got expedition in there, and if you all haven't tried Alaskan Hopothermia - damn it's good.
     
  7. Hop-Droppen-Roll

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    I was bewildered by this - then I checked out the link - you meant Sauk Rapids :(
     
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    My mistake. You're correct. Still just over an hour away from you. :)
     
  9. Hop-Droppen-Roll

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    I do get over to St. Cloud a few times a year - I'll make sure to check it out! Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I'm originally from Sauk Centre. Definitely not a huge craft beer culture in the area, although I thought Westside Liquor had a decent selection when I was there a few years ago. I can hook you up with Michigan beer when I come back a few times a year.
     
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    Yeah! Sounds great! I can pay monies.
     
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