What's the farthest you've driven for the sole purpose of picking up beer?

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  1. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Your bladder must have been the size of a freaking zeppelin
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  2. wfinken

    wfinken Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Maryland

    I am the beer specialist at a liqour store in MD. We have 2. And my boss wants $50 each. Which I think is a bit too steep.
  3. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (279) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    If "major detours" count, then it's four-plus hours out of our way to hit The Alchemist on the way from Cape Cod to Chicago.

    Otherwise, then it's three hours from Chicago to New Glarus. And two days from now it'll be the same time from Chicago to Grand Rapids.
  4. rodlavers

    rodlavers Defender (617) Jun 20, 2012 Maryland

    approximately 6.5 hours, about 410 miles, Pittsburgh to Kalamazoo.
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  5. augustg

    augustg Initiate (194) Sep 15, 2011 Illinois
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    19 Hours from Chicago to tampa for Hunahpu's Day.
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  6. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Instead of flying from Indy to Reno for a hiking trip I drove so I could go to Oskar Blues, Great Divide, Falling Rock Tap House, and several bottle store in Denver. Bought shitloads more in Cali. Coming back I must have been deranged since I drove right past the FFF exit coming from Chicago and never thought to go there. D'Oh

    In July same deal except it's hiking the Long Trail and going to the big VT breweries.
  7. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    Whoops, there was 1 piss break on the way up. I meant no breaks for merely sitting around, stretching, etc.
  8. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (294) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    5 hours to Foothills for Sexual Chocolate. Planning to beat that next year for 2014 Hunah (sad to have missed it this year)
  9. dckepley

    dckepley Aspirant (201) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa
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    Round trip of about 460 miles...from central Iowa to Hudson, Wisconsin.
  10. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,589) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    410 miles, Dallas to OKC and back, just to get some delicious Prairie Artisan Ales (and other goodies OKC gets that TX doesn't)
  11. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Trip my wife agreed to today : Pittsburgh to Cleveland (Brew Kettle & Great Lakes), to Grand Rapids (Founders) to Kalamazoo (Bells) to Munster (FFF) to Chicago for a few nights (where we'll do whatever it takes to make up for going to half a dozen breweries) then Columbus on the way back to Pittsburgh.

    Her Subaru is going to dragging all the way back >_>.
  12. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    14 hours each way to Vermontland from southern VA several times and on-going. Helps to have family and grown up in NH too.
  13. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    Flew from SC to Belgium; visited Cantillon and St. Sixtus; brought back some Fou and plenty of Westy 12.
  14. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (261) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    From North Glendale to the Whole Foods Market in Chandler. Bout an hourish drive across the Phoenix metro area, pretty crazy I know. Got to have Ten Fidy on nitro, and found an awesome Chinese place. If you live in the area and like Chinese food check out a place called C-FU....seriously...
  15. Jaredp

    Jaredp Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New York
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    Flew to texas for the holdiays and happened to bring back some limited released Jester Kings...killed two birds with one stone, not sure if it counts but TSA was curious about my bags xray and had to inspect.
  16. bmilt

    bmilt Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina

    I haven't been in the game long enough to really embark....with that being said, about 25 minutes.
  17. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    only about 3 hours to Russian River. Most the Nor cal breweries are all within 5 hours of each other.
  18. frazbri

    frazbri Crusader (740) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    My normal beer run is about 30-45 minutes away. When you live out in BFE, there's a price to pay.
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  19. Nuwanda

    Nuwanda Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 North Carolina
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    10 hours, NC to Tampa for Hunahpu!
  20. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Making a day trip to grand rapids from cleveland. Be about ten to eleven hours in the car for a 12pk of KBS which I get to keep 8 of....stopping at 8 stores so far. Hoping to find some gems out tree on the road!
  21. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (330) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Drove about 7 hours round trip from Luxembourg to Brussels when they released Fou Foune last year. Wasn't in the travel plans but made it work as soon as i saw it was ready! €2 pours of lambic and €8 Fou how could I not!?
  22. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Actually if I'm driving far, hundreds of miles...it turns into more than a beer run. I find other things to do also: camping, restaurants, sites, etc...
    Other breweries!!!:wink:
  23. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    540 milesto bear republic and of course we stopped at 21 amendment, anchor steam, lagunitas and russian river. spend 700 bucks or so on beer that weekend. worth it...
  24. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Nothing too special. I regularly drive from DC for Troegs Splinter Days (Blue and Black) and for Sexual Chocolate Days (NC). That's it.
  25. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    1200 miles (round-trip)

    now, my wife would mention that technically we were making the trip for the wedding of one of her best friends. she would also be speaking for herself. :slight_smile:
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  26. cincysig

    cincysig Aspirant (290) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    Does flying from Boston to San Francisco and driving to Santa Rosa count? It was for the Pliny the Younger release. Main reason for the trip. It counts to me :slight_smile:
  27. cincysig

    cincysig Aspirant (290) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    Just did this trip last week. Brilliant!
  28. bcook582

    bcook582 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 California

    Checking it on united...going to be epic
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  29. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,442) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    just 90-100 miles ... from Bryan-College Station to Houston

    that run to the Hay Merchant on Sunday afternoons and Specs near downtown when it opens Monday morning is awfully damn fun.
  30. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    328 miles from Seattle to Bend OR. When I see the number 328 I think to myself "That's really not that far, and I should make the trip more often!"
  31. RichD

    RichD Champion (819) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I'm probably doing the same exact thing in a few months. Can't wait!
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  32. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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    11 hours round trip for hunahpu.
  33. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,434) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    If you want any beers from Southern California... :wink:
  34. riemster

    riemster Devotee (458) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    Some of you are crazy! Although, only driving distances for the sole purpose of attaining beer should count! Haha.

    Farthest as of now, only 90 minutes for my 2 bricks of westy 12

    However I am planning a 4 to 5 hour trip through Michigan this May. Should be fun.
  35. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,762) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Trips don't count but what about detours? As in, I drove from San Antonio to San Francisco... and made a completely unnecessary stop in Albuquerque in order to visit La Cumbre? ...and then went from the I-5 to the 101 in order to swing by Paso Robles for a visit to Firestone Walker! ...otherwise my longest "beer only" road trip was from the bay area to visit Sierra Nevada for a birthday celebration. Maybe 3 hours on the road, tops.
  36. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 California

    dat Beatification, about 7 hours driving, probs more.

    or DLD, does that even count?
  37. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California

    700 miles roundtrip to Barrelworks in Buellton, CA (Firestone Walker). Luckily I have buddies in San Luis Obispo so the trip is always broken up nicely. Sacramento to Paso Robles to the standard Firestone, then to SLO to hang and then grab the SLO friends to head to Buellton for Barrelworks, sometimes we'll keep heading south and go to The Bruery. California is great.
  38. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    Allows you who wears the pants in this relationship???
  39. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    Going to DFH from Baltimore (174 miles, including the Brewpub and the next day travel to Evolution and Burley Oak, which are on the way home) on the 29th.. However, I really want to take a bottle shop detour to State Line Liquors, which adds 33 miles.
  40. RedneckBeerz

    RedneckBeerz Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    I drove 275 miles one way from Greensboro, N.C. to N. Charleston, S.C. for Brewvival 2013 and it was worth every single mile. About to depart this Thursday (3-28) on a western N.C. Brewery run that will take in 25 different Breweries/Brew Pubs and will be about 540 miles round trip.
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