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Old 04-21-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default How do you find beers?

I find myself getting bummed about not being able to find and taste certain beers I read about since I can't find them locally.

I want to try Dogfish Head 120-minute IPA. If anyone reads this in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho area, let me know if it even exists around here.

I'd like to find these beers, but the "good selection stores" dont have it, and some others ive been looking for.

How do you cope with the isolation that comes with regional beers not being everywhere. Or how do you overcome this issue? Travel a lot?

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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People trade, at Ratebeer, for example. I don't know about Idaho, but Oregon has plenty of beers to be envious of.

Ultimately, no one has access to everyhting. You can't get Dogfish Head, I can't get Deschutes.

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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You can get Dogfish 120 at QFC in the U District in Seattle, also at the one on Broadway. I don't know for sure, but I'd bet Bottleworks has it, I'd also check out Pike Street Beer and Wine. Might want to check out Full Throttle Bottles, as well.

I don't know about Oregon or Idaho.

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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You can get Dogfish 120 at QFC in the U District in Seattle, also at the one on Broadway. I don't know for sure, but I'd bet Bottleworks has it, I'd also check out Pike Street Beer and Wine. Might want to check out Full Throttle Bottles, as well.

I don't know about Oregon or Idaho.
Unfortunately, I am in Spokane. Next time I go over there I am stocking up!
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People trade, at Ratebeer, for example. I don't know about Idaho, but Oregon has plenty of beers to be envious of.

Ultimately, no one has access to everyhting. You can't get Dogfish Head, I can't get Deschutes.
Is trading thru the mail legal? I assume you have to use UPS or Fedex rather than the US postal service or something.
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Brew them.

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Old 04-21-2009, 02:13 AM   #7
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I have talked to some local stores and also contacted the sales rep for specific beers to get a list of stores that carry the beers i am looking for you can also get the stock number and get your local store to order it in for you.

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Is trading thru the mail legal? I assume you have to use UPS or Fedex rather than the US postal service or something.
I don't know if it's legal, but people do it. People also ship homebrew bottles to competitions.
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You can ship homebrew, there if you just google it, there is a step by step process that people have had success with.

There is a great place here in Asheville, NC where if you go to thier website, they can ship you any beer they have in stock, and trust me, they have more than enough. On occasion I have seen them make special orders for customers.

They also ship as well

Heres the URL: Bruisin' Ales

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Is trading thru the mail legal? I assume you have to use UPS or Fedex rather than the US postal service or something.
Shipping alcohol via US postal service in-state or interstate is illegal. Happens all the time though.

I thought I remember being in Spokane and finding a pretty good selection of sixers and 22 oz bombers at an upscale grocery store. Wasn't looking for DFH specifically though, and I can't remember where I was, somewhat near the airport I think.
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