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

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jeevo, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Number45forever

    Number45forever Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    I like your style. HF Anniversary? I'd love to buy you a pour of Abner or something.
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  2. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    If only... I have grad school graduation that weekend. I was hoping that Spontaneous would be released early enough in the month to warrant a trip. If that trip doesn't work, then definitely June for CD6 or Flora!
  3. IronMickey

    IronMickey Sep 17, 2010 Arkansas

    Drove from Columbia, SC to FFF for DLD. So, about 1000 miles, if that counts.
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  4. wfinken

    wfinken Jan 27, 2013 Maryland

    No. Liquor Locker.
  5. Poucher86

    Poucher86 Jan 19, 2012 Maryland

    Great topic!!! haha. i recently drove 70 miles one way to grab some Flying dog El dorado and Allagash Four from probably the best place to get craft in Maryland, perhaps the east coast. (Dawson's liquors)
  6. Poucher86

    Poucher86 Jan 19, 2012 Maryland

    that's like finding white castle. long journey but once you're there....YOU'RE THERE lol
  7. weakness33

    weakness33 Jul 1, 2011 Illinois

    I just drove 3 hours from Chicagoland to Wisconsin for New Glarus.
  8. sicilian

    sicilian Sep 30, 2008 Florida

    90 minutes each way driving on Interstate 4 to Tampa for Cigar City every few weeks or so..
    Tasting Room visits and there are several beers they only distribute in Tampa that I pick up like Tocobaga Red ale
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  9. berserk4886

    berserk4886 Oct 26, 2007 Wisconsin

    Drove from Milwaukee to Madison (about 160 miles round trip) one day to pick up some Founders Blushing Monk. In hindsight... I REGRET NOTHING!
  10. breda7

    breda7 Nov 21, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    germany for some weizen biers and glasses, when i was younger
  11. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Round trip of ~7-8 hours driving to VT from Boston to hit the Alchemist and Hill Farmstead in one day.
  12. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Aug 13, 2010 Missouri

    Flying to Copenhagen to pick up Blabaer back in June.
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  13. codysjb

    codysjb Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    and I sincerely appreciate you doing this!

    Farthest I've driven just for beer was 9 hours (from Amherst to Hill Farmstead and from Tallahassee to Cigar City). I've made both trips twice. As far as flying, I went to Amsterdam and besides a vacation after the first semester of law school with a friend while my dad did work my equally important goal was to bring back Cantillon.
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  14. Rohkey

    Rohkey Jan 13, 2013 Michigan

    Although I'm not driving, I'm going to be leaving Paris for a few days and head to Belgium/Holland to visit at least one Trappist brewery, trade for some Westvleteren 12 and other beers, and purchase as much beer as I can to take back to the states with me. If it weren't for Belgium's rich brewing culture, I'd probably head to Germany for those few days instead (and yes, I realize Germany has a good good brewing history too, but...), even though it's a win/win situation either way and I feel you can't go wrong traveling throughout Western Europe, beer or not.
  15. polishkaz

    polishkaz May 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    Flew from Hartford to Chicago, rented a car, and drove to the Great Taste Of The Midwest in Madison. Worth every second.

    There's a seat in my car for you next time I go.
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  16. Pliny23

    Pliny23 Mar 27, 2013 Texas

    an hour, but i would prob drive 2-3 hours for heady topper or pliny
  17. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    After reading this I really feel lazy for never making the 3.5hr drive.
  18. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

  19. hypr2013

    hypr2013 Mar 6, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    probably 4 hours from Kitchener Ontario to Novi Michigan, which I happen to be going to for a sci fi convention in two weeks.
  20. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I run in the harpoon road race every year. 5 miles, but beer at the finish line is well worth it.
  21. kk73

    kk73 Dec 21, 2009 Hawaii
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    I took a red eye from Honolulu to LAX Friday night. Arrived Saturday morning picked up car and drove to Alesmith in San Diego to pick up BA Kopi Speedway and BA Decadence, had a pint and a taster. Drove to Anaheim to The Bruery to pick up the rest of my 2012 Allocations, had a glass of Imperial Lokal Red. Boxed up all bottles and drove back to LAX to catch the last flight home to Honolulu. Took about 21 hours about 5200+ miles of flying and driving. Thank god the wife works in the airline industry.
  22. lakestclairgoose

    lakestclairgoose Feb 10, 2008 Michigan

    i havent read the entire thread because its not so intelligent... but the furthest i've driven was about 1/8 mile, because it was too cold to walk....
  23. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    Ok, this goes against the thread, BUT...we drove a few hundred miles, from Vegas to San Diego one weekend for the kids' bootcamp graduation and got tons of So Cal beers while there. Got some RRsours, Pliny, Blind Pig, etc.

    My Wife THINKS the trip was for the sole purpose of attending the kids' Marine graduation, and incidentally, beer.

    But we know better, don't we?
  24. Nesued

    Nesued Jul 6, 2003 South Carolina

    Actually, 777 miles one way. :)
  25. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

  26. ressling

    ressling Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Seriously considering the drive from ATL to Tampa for some CCB brews here soon.
  27. Bildo

    Bildo Jan 24, 2013 Minnesota

    drove from minneapolis to Chicago. bought 13 cases of beer, 6 pizzas from gino's east, and 4lbs of italian beef from big Al's.
  28. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    The farthest I've driven for a beer run is 45 minutes south to KZoo when Black Note 4 packs came out.

    I don't get out much.
  29. sphyrn

    sphyrn Apr 11, 2013 Connecticut

    When I lived in Germany I drove 5 hours to go to Brussels a couple times. The best is when I went to 3 fountains for two boxes of Armand spring. I went other times by train as well.
  30. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Mar 29, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Pittsburgh to DLD and back. It was about 10 hours each way if I remember correctly.
  31. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Aug 11, 2012 New Jersey
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    Going to CHI on Tuesday early on purpose to make the drive to Three Floyds, which will be my longest drive.
  32. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Nov 11, 2010 New York

    We just got back from a 20+ hour drive from Michigan to Colorado and back. We were there visiting one of my girlfriend's friends, but I was there for another purpose....SHHHhhhh!!!!
  33. Boonedog

    Boonedog Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

    From NW Subs of Chicago to FFF. Took a little over an hour.

    WORTH IT!!
  34. Boonedog

    Boonedog Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

    I swear half the people in the liquor isle at Woodmans in Kenosha are Illinoisans there buying New Glarus.
  35. Saviorself

    Saviorself Mar 15, 2012 Ohio
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    5 1/2 Hours from Columbus, through Kalamazoo to visit Bells, then finished in Grand Rapids for the KBS release. Beer is the only thing worth going through MI for. O-H
  36. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Apr 5, 2013 Iowa
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    3 hours one way to NewGlarus. Will be making the trip this Saturday as well. IA makes a man (or woman) drive for the good stuff.
  37. ESeab

    ESeab Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Hour and a half round trip for half case of Bourbon County Coffee. Plan on making a trip to VT by the end of May.
  38. udubdawg

    udubdawg Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

    Dark Lord/Darkness/KBS and other releases. never more than 1000 miles each way though.

    Did arrange a road trip to coincide with a couple releases, 6800 miles total, but there were other purposes of the trip too.

    Got rid of previous car at 126K miles...approximately 55% were beer-related road trips.

  39. RickS95

    RickS95 Mar 19, 2004 Indiana

    Every couple months I drive 125 miles to Louisville to load up because I can't find what I want in Evansville, IN.
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