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Old 03-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #11
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I find it interesting that New Glarus, which only distributes in WI, sells more beer than Dogfish Head, which distributes nationally.

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #12
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Yeah it's no secret WI has a lot of bars. In any given podunk town without a single stop light there will be 1 church, maybe a gas station and 2 or 3 bars. The ratio scales accordingly with population.

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:39 PM   #13
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huh, wonder what the define as BAR. I know in Bend we have more BrewPubs alone than grocery stores.

I can count 5 that are within walking distance of my house.
Nah, you can see us on the map, but I think the dot is a little to the right of where it should be. It doesn't look like the most accurate map geography wise. Las Vegas is too high, and apparently Salt Lake City falls in the category...I don't think so.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:29 AM   #14
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+1 on New Glarus, that stuff flows like water 'round here!

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:50 AM   #15
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New Glarus is awesome... everything I've ever had from them is amazing, and VERY, very "drinkable". We spent the weekend at a ski cottage in WI a few weeks back, and my buddy grabbed a 6'er of "Mudpuppy Porter" made by Central Waters Brewing Co. in WI, and it was in the top three porters I've ever had. And this was definitely a "dinky" brewery. Point Brewing has a very drinkable lager and pale ale I've had many times. Yeah, I'd say WI is a fantastic beer state.

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:02 AM   #16
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Now that New Glarus has starting giving tours, as well as "come and check us out anytime" walk in sections of the new brewery, I love them even more. I understand their thinking, they actually went outside of the state at one point, but demand was so great, they had to pull back, or risk severe shortages everywhere. They would have lost valuable shelf and tap space by not being able to keep up with demand.

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I live in Columbus WI (opo 5000) and if you want to get wild in a bar with an Extreme beer you have to order Stella.

HOWEVER - that isa small town thing - it's easy to find bars with over 100 bottles of craft brew, you just have to know the places.

As for New Glarus - it's getting more and more corporate style brews. Ale Asylum and Tyranenna are much better and don't even mention tha A-holes at Capitol Brewery - most homebrewers around here are anti Capital.

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:26 AM   #18
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I remember the township I grew up in in NE Ohio had 15 bars in it at one time. That was back when most folk were employed by heavy industry/manufaturing at the time. I think there might be 5 left in this service economy. City of 4000, I live in now has one. They do have a selection of their own craft beers brewed by someone in Tampa, but I find them less than stellar.

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If you ever run out of outfit ideas before going to the bar in Wisconsin, just run down to your local Shopko and grab yourself some Packer gear, or your Farm and Fleet and pick up some Realtree and you will be good to go.

I always did enjoyed walking out of Kwik Trip with a sixer of New Glarus and some chocolate milk.

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If you ever run out of outfit ideas before going to the bar in Wisconsin, just run down to your local Shopko and grab yourself some Packer gear, or your Farm and Fleet and pick up some Realtree and you will be good to go.
I would add blaze orange
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