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Old 07-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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The Wagon Queen Family Truckster. You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it.
The family and I are going to visit my wife's family next week. I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone would recommend any breweries/tours, brewpubs, etc. along the way. Thanks!

Major cities we'll be traveling through:

St. Louis, MO (Cardinals game and Schlafly)
Springfield, IL
Madison, WI
Dells, WI
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Des Moines, IA
Kansas City, MO (Boulevard)
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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New Glarus Brewery for sure. I hated fruit beers until I tried their cherry. Unbelievable beer.


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Old 07-15-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, mattjmac!

Checked out their website last night and definitely going to add to the list of places to stop.

Anyone else?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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If memory serves me right, there's a pretty big brewery in St. Louis whose name escapes me for the moment. "Ayerhouser Boosh" or something like that.

I grew up in East St. Louis area. It was always nice to see the big AB Eagle when we were coming back from a long road trip. It meant we were almost home.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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I see you already mentioned Boulevard in KC but just wanted to second that suggestion. I toured the brewery last month and I really enjoyed it. Just book ahead of time as it fills up quick. The beer tasted great out of the tap.


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Old 07-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #6
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75th Street brewpub in KC, MO has good beer and food
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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If you visit Lawrence which isn't far from KC you can go to the Free State Brewing Company.

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Old 07-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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In Kansas City/Lawrence I definitely second Boulevard, 75th Street & Free State.

In the St. Louis area, also check out O'Fallon:

From their Website:
Q: Do you offer tours?
A: We love to show beer-lovers (and their family and friends) where and how we make our beer. However we're still a pretty small operation, so we need to schedule tours on weekends when the brewery's not in operation. Generally we offer private tours Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. for folks who make a reservation in advance. Each tour is followed by a beer tasting session and lasts about an hour. We can handle a total of about 20 guests at a time. Please call (636-474-2337) or email ([email protected]) to make an appointment for a free tour and tasting session.

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Old 07-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
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I've never been to any of these places, but I've had their beer and they are great:

When up in Minneapolis, visit Surly
Just outside of Madison is The Furthermore Brewery


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Old 07-19-2010, 04:41 PM   #10
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Well, because of travel times and tour times/days, looks like O'Fallon, Schlafly and Boulevard are out.

Still trying to figure out how to get over to Surly.

The good news is that I can definitely make it to New Glarus and Leinenkugel. Also, I will most likely just plan on finding a time to drive up to Boulevard and then over to Schlafly and perhaps O'Fallon on the way to catch a Cards game before the end of the season.

Appreciate everyone's suggestions/responses to this thread!

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