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Old 11-25-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Road trip. Wisconsin to Texas. Suggestions?

It's of beer in WI but since I'll be on the road any great beer to bring back to Wisconsin. We can't get Dog Fish Head or stone but ILL has that. What about Texas. Anything there? MO?

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Suggestion: stay in WI.

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LOL. I do feel foolish asking about Texas. I'm surrounded by breweries.

I've had one member of out club say bring back $75 of any Jester King in Texas. Personally I'm a dark beer drinker.

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Despite the Texas love here let me offer some suggestions

Jester king
Karbach
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Real ale


It's not a beer wasteland haha

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Thanks Tinhorn. That is what I'm looking for. So skip Shiner bock? Lol

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You should definitely try live oak hefe with an orange (even if you don't care for hefes). It's only on tap so so check the bars in the area you will be. Might try a shinier bock while you are there, but I wouldn't bring a sixer back. Might bring back their six pack variety (family reunion).

Also karbach, real ale

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Thanks Tinhorn. That is what I'm looking for. So skip Shiner bock? Lol
you have to try a shiner bock and a lone star when you are here . Its the law! Real Ale has a coffee porter that is fantastic on tap as you like darker beers, its good in the bottle but really stands out well on tap
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Despite the Texas love here let me offer some suggestions

Jester king
Karbach
Austin beer works
Real ale


It's not a beer wasteland haha
One of my favorites is Real Ale Full Moon (?) (is that right?). It's a rye pale ale, and I really love it.

Don't forget St. Arnold's. That is probably the most "famous" and with pretty solid beers. Jester King is great.

There are many great beers around Houston, Austin, and Dallas, with a few more springing up around San Antonio. You can get the best selection at a store called Spec's.

In the south, on the Texas coast, it IS a beer wasteland. You can buy decent beer at HEB, but never in a bar. All that they serve in the bars is Corona, Dos Equis, Shiner Bock, Bud, and Zwiegenbock. But if you go to a Spec's, it's like a beer nirvana.
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One of my favorites is Real Ale Full Moon (?) (is that right?). It's a rye pale ale, and I really love it.

Don't forget St. Arnold's. That is probably the most "famous" and with pretty solid beers. Jester King is great.

There are many great beers around Houston, Austin, and Dallas, with a few more springing up around San Antonio. You can get the best selection at a store called Spec's.

In the south, on the Texas coast, it IS a beer wasteland. You can buy decent beer at HEB, but never in a bar. All that they serve in the bars is Corona, Dos Equis, Shiner Bock, Bud, and Zwiegenbock. But if you go to a Spec's, it's like a beer nirvana.

+1 on Specs and Yooper you are correct

Full Moon Pale Rye Ale


Tawny red and full of malt and hops, Full Moon's unique flavor truly satisfies. The smooth sweetness of malted rye and barley is complemented by generous helpings of Willamette and Cascade hops, resulting in an assertive American amber ale. (Contains rye.)


ABV: 5.70% IBU: 42.00 OG (plato): 14.00
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In the south, on the Texas coast, it IS a beer wasteland. You can buy decent beer at HEB, but never in a bar. All that they serve in the bars is Corona, Dos Equis, Shiner Bock, Bud, and Zwiegenbock. But if you go to a Spec's, it's like a beer nirvana.
Haha, its not that bad is it?

In Houston, downtown specs location is probably your best selection. As well as the larger Heb plus stores.

For bars, gingerman and flying saucer have the best selection in town
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