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Old 11-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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So I'm headed on a pretty big Roadtrip in a few months for a family reunion. Wondering where I should stop or what I should try to find along the way?

Here's a picture of the route we're probably gonna take:

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I can't stray off of the path too far. I don't really need to stop at the breweries themselves, just want to know what's good and what I should hunt for.

I'm mostly interested in cellarable beers.

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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I can't stray off of the path too far.
Thanks!
Oh, see, I was going to say "In de Wildeman" in Amsterdam..



 
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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But seriously, try to book a tour of the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco. I understand you have to book pretty far in advance. There's dozens of good brew pubs all over the Bay Area.

And I recall the Budweiser brewery in Fairfield is right next to Interstate 80 if I remember correctly.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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But seriously, try to book a tour of the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco. I understand you have to book pretty far in advance. There's dozens of good brew pubs all over the Bay Area.

And I recall the Budweiser brewery in Fairfield is right next to Interstate 80 if I remember correctly.
I probably should have clarified. I live in the bay area. The trip will be starting from there. I'm more interested in the other areas on the map as I want to focus on the beers that are not available in my area.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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Looks like you will be close to Russian River in Santa Rosa, Lagunitas in Petaluma, Bear Republic in Healdsburg, and do try to get in on a tour of Anchor but make reservations fdor that ASAP.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #6
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i love beer but you need to hunt ducks in arkansas or north mississippi.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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Looks like you will be close to Russian River in Santa Rosa, Lagunitas in Petaluma, Bear Republic in Healdsburg, and do try to get in on a tour of Anchor but make reservations fdor that ASAP.
I live in Petaluma.

 
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I probably should have clarified. I live in the bay area. The trip will be starting from there. I'm more interested in the other areas on the map as I want to focus on the beers that are not available in my area.
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!

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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Another thought: just for laffs you should try to buy a sixer of bottled beer and a bottle opener in the same Oklahoma store. Last time I was there it was illegal. It's not called the buckle of the Bible Belt for nothin'.

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.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:18 AM   #10
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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.



 
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