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Old 04-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
Apr 2005
Seattle area (Bothell)
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I'm interested in what people are paying in other parts of the country for a good pint of ale.

My favorite (except for my own Singer's April Amber) is Mac & Jack's from Redmond, WA. It sells here for $3.75 a pint in just about every pub (the Seattle/Bellevue area in Washington State).

Average pint here is $3.75 to $4.00 for good quality ale. How about where you are from??
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
Ken Doggett
Apr 2005
Bend, Oregon
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I live in Bend, Oregon (65,000) and we have the luxury of having 5 micro-breweries in this small town. It's like heaven. The world famous Deschutes Brewery, McMennamin's, Silver Moon, Bend Brewery, and Cascade Lakes. They all have a niche. Recently, the Deschutes Brew Pub has been serving a number of their beers on Nitro. Their Cinder Cone Red on Nitro is fabulous. Very British and terrific taste. Too easy to quaff too many of those babies.
The new McMennamin's Brewhouse (St. Francis School) is an awesome atmosphere. The Cascade Lodge is great - new and very nice. Silver Moon is making some great headway with a great Amber. And, Bend Brewery has done some very creative ales of late, including some nice Bocks, Porters, and Winters. Four of these are within walking distance of each other. It doesn't get better except for my two kegerators in the garage! BTW - Bend Brewery sells for 2.25 a pint on locals nights. Silver Moon 2.50 a pint. Great Brews.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:15 PM   #3
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Microbrew right down the street from me called Thunder Canyon which is a cousin of another in Colorado Springs (can't remember the name, it's on their coaster). $3.75 is their price. Good stuff, multiple awards. 2.50 happy hour and 2.50 all night on "Thirsty Thursdays" which is when I'm there for a couple of hours...

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Old 04-30-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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I'm in Montgomery, AL at the moment. They've got a decent brew pub downtown we've been going to about every weekend. They get $3.25/pint. Not too shabby.
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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Apr 2005
Kenmore, WA and Missoula, MT
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I don't have a lot to say but I am just writing to second the greatness of Mac and Jacks. Just awesome. One place you might want to try to find it for a little cheaper than $3.75 is Wing Dome. I'm guessing that all three locations offer it at the same price but I prefer the Kirkland one the best. I'm not positive but I think it's a little bit less expensive there. Just a thought.

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Old 05-07-2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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Stopped in to the Hon Bar last night after a bad day. Neighborhood place in Hampden, a neighborhood within Baltimore.

Ordered a Resurrection from the Brewer's Art. It's a belgian dubbel style, 7%ABV, just luscious.

Barkeep brings a 22oz glass, sez: three bucks.

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Old 05-12-2005, 07:08 PM   #7
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More good breweries than you can shake a stick at here in NorCal. In Humboldt County alone you have Lost Coast, Mad River, Eel River, Six Rivers and Humboldt Brewing. Mendocino County has just as many, as does Sonoma. Very good beer around here.

Pint prices tend to be ~$3-$4 or $2-$3 at happy hour.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:01 PM   #8
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in my opinion, that's ONE thing bad about TX. i've visited many parts of the country, but none is better to live in, than TX. IMO. but, the good beers here are hard to come by unless you live in Austin/Houston/Dallas area. i live about 1.5 hours east of Houston, so that's my "local" pub spot. we go to Two Row's (brew pub) and the Ginger Man in Houston when we drive over to get brew supplies. we pay about 3.25 to 4.00 for a pint. Two Row's craft brews are good, and the Ginger Man is just a tap house, with about 50 beers on tap. TX does have some good craft brews, but they are just hard to find in my corner of TX.
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:53 AM   #9
May 2005
Vancouver, WA
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3 somethin' to pushing 4 in Vancouver, WA.
Most places have happy hour where you can get a price break.
The Icehouse bar sells mostly BMC and I have not been in there, but they have a big sign on the side pushing Widmer pints for 2.75 at happy hour.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:45 PM   #10
Jun 2005
Duluth, MN soon to (hopefully) be Ocala, FL
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A good microbrew here runs around 3 to 3.50 depending on which side of the bridge you're on, Duluth or Superior, WI.

There is an excellent microbrewery here, Lake Superior Brewery. They make a fantastic ale. Their kolsch is pretty good too. Both are reasonably priced compared to other micros. Otherwise, one has to look south towards the Summit brewery.
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