What'll be your first post-pandemic beer in the outside world?

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,941) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  2. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,693) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Oh man, that looks good @Todd ! Good thing I have some JA Post Shift in the house to bridge the gap.

    In all honesty, I'll probably just go to my local (walking distance) joint for some wings and a pint of Guinness or Defiant Muddy Creek. It's not so much of a beer place, but has other things going for it.

    After that I'm definitely into checking out our NJ best beer bar according to the craftbeer.com poll, which is the Grant Street Cafe in Dumont, a few towns over. That result put them on my mental list, although I didn't have a chance to get there before the shit hit the fan.
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  3. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (165) Jun 13, 2017 California

  4. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Meyvn (1,162) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Mine will be at the new Eagle Park Brewing location in Muskego, WI!
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  5. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (274) Jun 4, 2004 New York

    I’m thinking a pint of Pliny at 326 Bar, Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles.
  6. hottenot

    hottenot Aspirant (299) Aug 13, 2018 North Carolina

    OMB Anything when the shit falls off the fan.
  7. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,515) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    I think I will go to Zebulon Artisan Ales and have a few pints of whatever historic recipe is on their 1950s beer engine.
  8. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,636) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Depending on when the "new" New World starts it might be a cask ale in London for a 'new' experience. (However, The World's End Bar will be later trip. :wink:) We've had to move our European trip from April to September, and London is the first stop. I really hope the 'new' New World has started long before September though.
  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,359) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  10. BFCarr

    BFCarr Savant (984) Feb 13, 2012 New Jersey

    Something dark with a lot of booze and a lot of flavor. That or whatever is leftover in the fridge. Some hoard toilet paper, some hoard local beers. Count me in the latter.
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  11. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,247) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Me and a buddy had been planning to go down to a local place and dig into some funky brews, that has been delayed but will now probably be my first excursion out once everything is back on line
  12. NickCaff

    NickCaff Aspirant (219) Apr 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Something from the Tired Hands brew cafe, draft only with a nice cheese plate and bread and butter
  13. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (5,404) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I'm gonna have a Corona :wink:
  14. CleanTaps

    CleanTaps Initiate (130) Aug 16, 2005 New Jersey

    You should check out the Grant Street FB page. They're giving away a roll of toilet paper with dinner pick up.
    Good beer, nice place. If you're in the Bergen area you should check out Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota once we can go out again.
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  15. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,361) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Thinking about a Rothaus Pils
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  16. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,174) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Great post Todd. My answer is anything with people that are not afraid of each other anymore. In the meantime the virtual bar at WBAYDN is the best substitute under these conditions.
  17. bikerjohn

    bikerjohn Initiate (38) Nov 24, 2018 New York

    I think I'll be keeping a supply of Space Kitty handy...
  18. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,177) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Whatever the most recently tapped keg at my local is, cheers, be well.
    Looking forward to the in-person social aspect of beer. Never thought I'd miss it this much actually.
  19. Sconimike

    Sconimike Initiate (32) Dec 30, 2018 Wisconsin

    Man, I wish I could join you for one of those. Mine will probably be a Surly Furious. Locally brewed and tasty at the tap


    Surly is called “Surly” due to our inability to find a good beer in town. Furious is one of the first beers we brewed to rectify that situation. The rest is history.

    People ask us to describe Furious all the time. It’s not quite like any other IPA out there. We give them the flavor notes and the hop profile, but it never seems like it’s enough. What makes Furious Furious? Let’s try this: You know that feeling when you do something that pushes you to your absolute limit? And people think you’re a little off your nut for even doing it? And you kind of agree with them, but goddammit, it’s getting done? And then you fucking DO IT? And there’s no one there to see it but you and the dog so you high-five the dog?

    That’s Furious.
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  20. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (780) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Hope to get to Earth Bread + Brewery, if they still exist. Not the best beer but I really enjoy sitting at the bar with a small pizza and having a few pours while I talk with the bartender.

    I hope Monks is still around as well. That will be high on my list , especially since I have a gift certificate for a few hundred $. I know Tom is getting ready to retire/slow it up and I don’t think Fergie is that into the Belgian scene.

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  21. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (751) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I honestly have no idea. Maybe a short trip to Funk Factory will be in order.
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  22. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,371) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I'll just hit up our local stores and grab what looks interesting.
  23. JayORear

    JayORear Champion (887) Feb 22, 2012 New York

    This feels . . . premature.
  24. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,693) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Hah! And they have beer to go too! That's worth considering now :wink:.
  25. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (5,404) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Still holding out hope that Toppling Goliath will send me a free sample bottle of KBBS. That would be the beer to crack to celebrate the end of captivity. :sunglasses:
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  26. Blackbean

    Blackbean Initiate (11) Mar 1, 2020

    Awesome looking beer Todd, we have a local place called Craft City Sip In I will enjoy a great beer from this place.
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  27. DogbiteWilliams

    DogbiteWilliams Initiate (61) Mar 28, 2015 California

    The availability of a safe vaccine which will enable us old timers to emerge from a year and a half of virtual imprisonment at home will indeed be a cause for great celebration. If I can find Duvel on draft, that will be my #1 choice.
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  28. Chorgey

    Chorgey Initiate (48) Apr 27, 2014 New Jersey

    A marzen, PJ Welihans has it yet round. Yum!
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  29. Beergooroo

    Beergooroo Initiate (44) Aug 10, 2016 Texas

    Liquor stores here in Austin deliver, and restaurants can deliver alcohol (new temporary allowance). Just had a 6 pack of Yeti and a 12 pack of Hopadillo delivered.
    Still, nothing like a freshly poured draught.
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  30. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (632) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Great thread. Definitely going to hit one of my local breweries to help support. Last day before breweries were closed down a couple friends and I went to a local brewery called docent to celebrate his bday. Would be cool to hit docent the first day back. Their classic west coast ipa “gimme” and some shuffleboard would be great.
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  31. barreldawg

    barreldawg Initiate (74) Nov 4, 2015 California

    I can go the distance:

  32. Mikemcgrath4

    Mikemcgrath4 Zealot (505) Aug 16, 2014 North Carolina

    Definitely going to be missing the in person beer experience these next few weeks or months. But here in NC, many breweries are doing drive thru beer sales, so its a great chance to support them, get good beer, and "stay safe".
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  33. Todd

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  34. mnj21655

    mnj21655 Meyvn (1,434) Apr 26, 2006 Massachusetts
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    If it’s the weekend or an extra slow afternoon at work then I’ll Uber to Idle Hands and drink through their list of incredible lagers while I eat a pretzel or two.

    I was able to order some of their beers online for a quick pickup. While great out of the can there is something special about sitting at that bar drinking those delicious lagers out of dimpled steins that just can’t be beat.
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  35. seakayak

    seakayak Defender (678) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    Springtime in Prague is off the table, but it'll look like this when it happens:

  36. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,935) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I can't wait both for the end of this isolation and to taste a good beer. 201 days into my recovery and any beer will be a good beer. Doc told me on Monday that I can have the occasional beer now, rigorous life style change and meds have been effective, and my weight also is low enough now (47 pounds taken off from my high point) I don't need to worry about the carbs in a single beer every occasionally. It's gonna be the last of the Westvleteren 12 sent me by Thijs Brabander back in the day when it was his mission to spread the good stuff at cost.
  37. Scrapss

    Scrapss Defender (668) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I am going to hit our local taphouse/restaurant that we have been getting a few takeout meals....for a pour of Guinness...unless they have a local option that survives Apocalypse.
  38. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,181) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    I'm looking forward to having the next bottle share with my friends, paired with some first rate BBQ. The cellar is pretty stocked, but the one beer I saved for this occasion is Trillium Night and Day.
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  39. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (260) Jun 4, 2005 California

    Like the concept, but damn, now I have to set aside one that would've tided me over. Ok after further introspection I have decided on BCBS cause it's worthy.
  40. bearsbeers34

    bearsbeers34 Initiate (66) Nov 24, 2010 California

    ImHoping to make it down to Beechwood bbq & brewing
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