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Old 11-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #41
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Thanks everyone! I have quite a list developing. I definitely plan on stopping at John's grocery, and probably bennies liquor. Probably have lunch one day at 3 Floyd's.

Keep the suggestions coming!
It's Binnys lol. Be careful taking spelling advice from a guy who spells liquor liqure
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #42
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Not a beer stop but you should find a BBQ joint called Rendevous in Memphis. Excellent dry rub Memphis Q. Then you are right on Beale St for plenty of fun.
For a beer stop, hit the Flying Saucer. They have half a million different brews on tap!
http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/memphis/

Rendezvous is an institution and worth a visit just for the waiters. But for ribs, I prefer Corky's, as do most locals (and google reviewers).
http://www.corkysmemphis.com/
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:55 AM   #43
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Oh yeah...**** yeah Memphis is an awesome town. Definitely need to work in a night there.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:16 AM   #44
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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.

+1 New Glarus is not far over the state line and is like the Willy Wonka factory of beer. Then you could cut over to Milwaukee before dipping down to Three Floyds.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:53 AM   #45
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If travelling that close to Mississippi, keep an eye out for Lazy Magnolia's Timber Beast Rye IPA; it is awesome and probably available at The Flying Saucer in Memphis. Also I suggest trying Diamond Bear Two Term IPA from Arkansas. Neither are cellar beers, but hey who doesn't need a good 9% IPA for the highway?

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #46
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I think it'd be well worth your while to bend your northern route south a bit to hit Denver.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #47
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UPDATE!

Decided to update this thread since we have our official route selected. Wanted to get some late suggestions to see if I've missed anything. THE ROUTE CAN NOT CHANGE so your suggestions need to be for beers I will find in that area. And again, I'm not looking for breweries to stop at but am looking for suggestions of beer I should find/buy at liquor stores along the way. Here is the updated route:

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We start in my home town (Petaluma) which is located by San Francisco. We then stop at Declo, ID to stay with some friends. Then a short stay in Jackson, WY before staying at Yellowstone for a few nights, then stopping to see Mt. Rushmore. Our next and longest stop is in Crown Point IN. Crown Point is very close to Munster and I'm gonna try and stop at Three Floyds. We then travel to Memphis, TN. I plan on stopping at Binny's Liquor in Champaign, IL to look for brews. I also want to try and stop at Johns Grocery before leaving the Crown Point/Chicago Area. We stay in Memphis for a few days before the long trek to the Grand Canyon. After that it's back home.

Here are items I already know I will be looking for:

New Glarus
Three Floyds
La Cumbre
Marble
Great Lakes
Founders
Ale Asylum
Pipeworks
Two Brothers
Schlafly
Nebraska Brewing

So, looking for more suggestions and must get brews if I can find them! Thanks for any and all help!

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New Glarus
Three Floyds
La Cumbre
Marble
Great Lakes
Founders
Ale Asylum
Pipeworks
Two Brothers
Schlafly
Nebraska Brewing

So, looking for more suggestions and must get brews if I can find them! Thanks for any and all help!
Also look for Revolution while you're in Chicago. Their Anti-Hero IPA is outstanding IMO. Pipeworks makes some incredible beers... and some mediocre ones. One to make sure to grab is Blood of the Unicorn. I would skip Two Brothers altogether, but that's just me. Otherwise it looks like you'll have one hell of a trip. Enjoy!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #49
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Bump. Anymore suggestions before I let this thread slip into the deepest, darkest unknowns of the HBT forum?

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Snake River and Big Sky make some pretty good beers, especially their IPAs, that you should be able to easily find in Jackson, WY. Snake River is in Jackson and a great place to have dinner, if possible. Their Pako's IPA won a gold, I think, at a recent GABF.

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