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Old 11-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #11
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On the other hand, you CAN buy 190 proof Everclear in OK, and it makes a nice solvent for doing your own oak-chip tincture.
Or he could drive north a few miles to Oregon and get everclear.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:26 AM   #12
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Most of the route in Arkansas looks like "dry county hell". I'm not sure about Oklahoma. There isn't much in southern Illinois, but if you go to St. Louis there is Schafly Brewing and that's great.

We drive every year through southern Illinois and across Arkansas, and there are mostly dry areas surrounded by nuthin'.

I love to travel, but most of the states you're traveling through aren't known for beer or breweries. If you go a wee bit north, you can hit Minneapolis (awesome for beer), and Milwaukee, Madison (New Glarus), Wisconsin.

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With the exception of your home state, Chicago, and the small amount of time you're in Oregon, you are going on a trip thru beer hell. Not a lot to get in those areas. If you don't have to go to points D and E, I would recommend amending your path to go thru Colorado, where you've got a beer mecca.

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #14
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Looks like your east most point is near Munster Indiana, home of Three Floyds. They have a nice brewpub and several very good beers.
Yes this. Can't recommend any others except for California beers.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:44 AM   #15
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You will find local microbrewery/pubs in almost every city in Idaho...looks like you have a stop there. wyoming is the same...lots of small local breweries...looks like a night in Jackson...2 choices there.. You will also do well in New Mexico.

Not many nationally known brewies on the route, but many smaller local choices...should be fun.

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Hmm, that explains why the Bay Area is "F" on the Google points--or not. If you live in the Bay Area and haven't done the Anchor Brewery I contend that you should STILL make that your first stop.

Maybe on your way through Davis you could stop and try to get a look at the 1957 all-grain 5-gallon pilot system installed in the UCD brewing science laboratory. It cost $50k back then and it's a thing of beauty. If you're lucky you could shake the hand of Michael Lewis PhD, professor emeritus and a hell of a nice guy!
Lol, sorry, there's an unseen A under that F. And F would be the end of the loop so that's where I'm finishing (home).
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Looks like your east most point is near Munster Indiana, home of Three Floyds. They have a nice brewpub and several very good beers.
I'll definitely be looking for some Three Floyd's.
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You will find local microbrewery/pubs in almost every city in Idaho...looks like you have a stop there. wyoming is the same...lots of small local breweries...looks like a night in Jackson...2 choices there.. You will also do well in New Mexico.

Not many nationally known brewies on the route, but many smaller local choices...should be fun.
Thanks. The stop in Wyoming is Yellowstone national park.
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Sounds like I'm sort of outta luck. Hmmm well see how lucky I get. Thanks for your responses

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Two Brothers brewery in Warrenville, Revolution brewery, Piece Brewery & Pizzeria both in Chicago, All three GABF winners. Pick up some Pipeworks while in Chicago. Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago. Haymarket, Piece do not sell bottles or cans just growlers at their pubs.

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