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Old 03-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #1
Sep 2005
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So I'm in Texas for work right now (Childress... aka middle of nowhere) and asked where the best place to get a beer in town... was told "this is a dry county".

WHAT THE SHEEEEEEEEEIT!??!?!? So I did a little more research and found that the next county over wasn't... so of course I drove 30 minutes... only to spend 18 bucks on a 12 pack?!??!?!?!?! WHAAAAAAAT!?!?!?

How can you Texans stand this cripe??? I mean, many of the founders of this country were homebrewers... so clearly they support drinking... all of these conservative bastards in Texas, who claim that they're trying to maintain morals, are completely going against conservative measures though!

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Old 03-29-2006, 04:54 AM   #2
Nov 2005
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I've yet to encounter a Dry county down here in Austin. I know they exist.. and I don't pay 18 bucks for a 12 pack of anything. Then again I've paid 10 bucks for a 6 pack of some very nice micro brew.. so maybe I have.

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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I think Lubbock is in a dry county as well. I remember having to drive outside city limits to get alcohol.

You can't sell liqour on Sunday before this and this time here in Texas as well.

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:35 AM   #4
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I was in San Angelo, TX and not sure if it was a dry county or what; but I did have to go out of city limits to get some brewski's at Pinkys liquor store.

Well, instead of hammering on TX I'll bang on my home in Milwaukee area. This was an old thread a year+ ago but you couldn't buy booze/beer after 9p, but the bars would stay open til 2a and some would sell booze to ya to take out. So if you ran out early (9p is early isn't it?) everyone would hit the streets and hit up the bars. The deterence rules forced you into the streets. .

Worst case scenario. Went to a cousins wedding in Indiana. Dry county and a dry wedding reception. We ate friggen cake and watched them open gifts!

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Old 03-29-2006, 07:56 AM   #5
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Worst case scenario. Went to a cousins wedding in Indiana. Dry county and a dry wedding reception. We ate friggen cake and watched them open gifts!

Tell me they atleast played a polka and had cannible sandwiches?!?!?!
WTF kinda of hethens are they down there?

Seriously, I woulda grabbed my gift bared me arse and told them where exactly to plant thier lips.

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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I have family in Childress. They're cotton farmers. I got to drive the tractor when I was a kid. I don't remember any beer, but then I was about 12.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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I always thought it was funny when I was going to school (A military one in Kansas) no Alcohol could be sold on Sundays, but We could go on the base and get it, or just drive 5 minutes into Missouri and buy it (cheaper too because of lower taxes) When you crossed the Bridge there was a gas station mini-mart that had 3 walkins full of beer I also fount it absurd that if you stopped for gas on "State Line road" on Sunday if you were on the MO side of the street you could get beer, on the KS side you couldn't.

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Old 03-29-2006, 12:59 PM   #8
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I've got a buddy who lives in Keller and it's a dry county for spirits, but you can buy beer/wine in the grocery stores as a matter of fact you can get some good beers (i.e. Bridgeport, SNA, and Redhook).
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:24 PM   #9
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Hey, I happily fork over $34 for a 4-pack of World Wide Stout when I see it.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:40 PM   #10
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Yeah, being from southeast Oklahoma, I always thought of Texas as the beer Mecca, because they had 6 point Bud and a lot better selection of craft beers.

However, after moving to oklahoma city I realized that we had a lot more good beers, that who cares if you can get pisswater in 6 point, they can't buy any beer at all on Sunday and some of them have to drive miles to even buy beer.

Still, it's stupid that we can't buy 6 point swill. And we have to buy our good beer hot. Every single one of them, can't even find cold SNPA.
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