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:p  So I am looking for a new beer (dark) and/or wine (white) to lust after.  I like trying new things and even though good, ole' Port Angeles is at the end of the earth, if I request something in to the local Albertsons, sometimes they will bring it in.  Whatcha got?  ???
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Hmm...do you have to  get it by the case there? And what price range are we talking about? There's a big difference between, say Dogfish Head Theobroma or Worldwide Stout and Duck-Rabbit Porter.

I'll let the west coast people continue w/this, since I doubt most of our Eastern craft breweries distribute out there.
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Hmm...do you have to  get it by the case there? And what price range are we talking about? There's a big difference between, say Dogfish Head Theobroma or Worldwide Stout and Duck-Rabbit Porter.

I'll let the west coast people continue w/this, since I doubt most of our Eastern craft breweries distribute out there.

I believe it does have to be at least a case, and I would like to hear what is good on the east side.  I am planning a trip this summer to stroll that way and I am not beyond making 200-300 mile detours to visit breweries or vineyards. Case cost (12 glass bottles) would have to be around $20.  What is this Worldwide Stout and Duck-Rabbit Porter of which you speak?

Rebecca-of course! Besides, I would like feminine conversation about beer and wine. You know, without the chest thumping and can crushing....  :p
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I'm pretty sure I need a life. :\

That makes two of us.  

I don't drink much beer, though when I do I like a microbrew of some sort (but usually end up with the near-beer my FiL hauls on our spring break desert trips :p ).  Wine, I get whatever Trader Joe has for less than $6 a bottle.

Yeah, actually, if you are looking for taste in this area, I'm the wrong person.  Though I'm very good and avoiding chest-thumps  and never crush my beer (or soda) can on my forehead :)


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I believe it does have to be at least a case, and I would like to hear what is good on the east side.  I am planning a trip this summer to stroll that way and I am not beyond making 200-300 mile detours to visit breweries or vineyards.

Are you road tripping?  On I-90 or I-94?

I'm not really a drinker or even an expert, but if you're heading this way southern WI actually has a few places you might be interested in visiting (we have a slew of small breweries and a small winery that I wouldn't mind visiting once, all close to my house).

If you can get it, and I'm not sure they sell outside of WI, but the New Glarus Brewery gets great press.  Their Spotted Cow is their signature ale.  Plus New Glarus has the BEST Swiss food in the midwest, if you like Swiss food.  Which I do!  Wollershiem Winery is our local vineyard.

Let me know if you're road tripping this way; we've got a few trips planned this summer but maybe I'll be in town if you're passing through.

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I love Cupcake wine. The white, the red, even the red velvet :)

For beer, nothing beats a left handed milk stout.


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I'm a big fan of a Bloody Maria - like a Bloody Mary but with tequila instead of vodka.  Except that I've discovered a VAST difference in Bloody Mary mixes: I am a Zing Zang girl, which is a thick, spicy mix.  Mmm mmmmmmm!

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 I am planning a trip this summer to stroll that way and I am not beyond making 200-300 mile detours to visit breweries or vineyards. Case cost (12 glass bottles) would have to be around $20.  What is this Worldwide Stout and Duck-Rabbit Porter of which you speak?

Right...so Dogfish Head, Russian River, Ommegang, etc are just plain out.

In that price range around here, I like most porters/stouts/brown ales by Bells (MI), Troegs (PA), Appalachian Brewing Company (PA), Lancaster Brewing Company (PA), Stoudts (PA), Southern Tier (NY), Great Adirondack (NY), Harpoon (NY), Long Trail (VT? great porters!), Otter Creek (VT, very dark, very good), and Duck-Rabbit (NC). The sampler cases from all of the above are usually nice mixes of dark/IPA/wheat if you don't mind hoppy floral stuff now and again.

If you're coming to the MidAtlantic, I'll recommend visits to Troegs, Dogfish Head, Great Adirondack Brewing Co, Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, and most especially the Weeping Radish. But only if I can come too.  :p

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Oh!  You gals got the "in"! I now have some direction and plan to do some requesting at the local store, though I KNOW we have Cupcake wine here, just haven't tried it. Now I will.  

I do plan on a road trip, peep.  Not sure how far I will get but we plan on going East. Done the Oregon coast to San Fran and not enough time to go North to Alaska, so that left East. I-90 so far.  It's in the summer when BerryPicker can go, so we will be dodging deserts and trying to hide in the trees as we go.   :)

I would love to meet up with some of you lovely ladies along the way if possible. We may not have time for more than a beer or coffee, but shoot me a PM if you are interested in a Pacific Ocean rock and I will do my best to deliver it personally.  :)  Right now, we are going East thru Missoula and then down 15 to 20 and across Yellowstone straight to Cody.  I have family out thatta way.  So far, that's all I got.  I know I want to take the kiddo to Niagra Falls and hoping we have time to hit some other sites. Cajun, we want to come see ya, but I will be keeping one eye on the weather and one on my watch.  It might be a mad dash!
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Cajun, we want to come see ya, but I will be keeping one eye on the weather and one on my watch.  It might be a mad dash!

You are always welcome here!!  :)  And I hear there's talk about sending us back to Seattle again ... like serious talk, if the budget allows for it.  *fingers crossed*

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Oh!  You gals got the "in"! I now have some direction and plan to do some requesting at the local store, though I KNOW we have Cupcake wine here, just haven't tried it. Now I will.  

I do plan on a road trip, peep.  Not sure how far I will get but we plan on going East. Done the Oregon coast to San Fran and not enough time to go North to Alaska, so that left East. I-90 so far.  It's in the summer when BerryPicker can go, so we will be dodging deserts and trying to hide in the trees as we go.   :)

I would love to meet up with some of you lovely ladies along the way if possible. We may not have time for more than a beer or coffee, but shoot me a PM if you are interested in a Pacific Ocean rock and I will do my best to deliver it personally.  :)  Right now, we are going East thru Missoula and then down 15 to 20 and across Yellowstone straight to Cody.  I have family out thatta way.  So far, that's all I got.  I know I want to take the kiddo to Niagra Falls and hoping we have time to hit some other sites. Cajun, we want to come see ya, but I will be keeping one eye on the weather and one on my watch.  It might be a mad dash!

The guest room is available if you come this way.  I would love to see you two and of course Berrypicker again!


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Well, if you're going from Niagara to Philadelphia, you're driving right past my place.  :D
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Sounds like a great trip :)  I loves me a good road trip.

I-90/I-94 will bring you within spitting distance of my house, to be sure, if you are traveling to Niagra through Wisconsin that way.  You might like a trip down through New Glarus to visit their brewery, or to Wollersheim to visit the winery.  If so and you can spare a day we have an outstanding state park about an hour from here and close to 90/94 with good climbing and a deep glacial lake remnant.  The prairie is outstanding in July  :;):  but good almost any time during the summer.  We have a place you could stay if I can talk the DH into it, LOL

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As I figure out the plans I'll start collecting addys!  Wisconsin has cheese, ya? And Deborah, I am hoping to swing thru Colorado on the way back.  There's a place I've always wanted to see!  :)
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oh ya, more cheese, beer and brats than you can shake a stick at, you betcha!  :D

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