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  1. robb

    robb Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean this to sound like a douchey brag, since "Oh man I almost got worn out on The Alchemist!" is, well - douchey-sounding. But being able to buy Heady in basically any store within a fifty foot radius in Stowe was really weird. I could have easily just drank sixteen Headys a day, with no issues buying it. Yeah, I would have died within a week. Oh well, choose your battles.

    Point being, depending on circumstance, your situation can render an amazing beer simply "Oh, cool!" status. I also am now realizing this is not the point we started with. But your post above kind of cements this. I see a lot of people in CO who would shank someone for some Spotted Cow, or especially for some of their fruit beers. But you don't even rank NG top 2 for WI.
     
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    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha NG is overrated AF!!!! Fruits are awesome and some of the Thumbprints, but aside from that, they might as well be Sierra Nevada to me
     
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    I'll fully admit - I know NG for Spotted Cow and their fruits. SC is a classic for me - I wouldn't sell my plasma for it, but I would go out of my way to get my fix.

    But the fruit beers I had were incredible. I know one was a tart cherry (maybe just cherry), a cran-apple thing, and a raspberry.

    My opinion of NG could be like someone thinking, "New Belgium must be the best brewery in CO, because La Folie is amazing!"
     
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    SC is solid and refreshing AF. Sounds like you and Wisconsin Belgian Red (cherry), Cranbic, and Raspberry Tart

    That last sentence is spot on
     
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    Eagle Park Brewing in Milwaukee has taken over as my new favorite WI brewery. They are absolutely killing it!!! Tons of quality beers. NEIPAS, Milkshakes and Imperial Milk stouts galore!!!! I've only been once and was that impressed by them. I had to get flights cuz I wanted to try so many. I never get flights

    I'll be there on Weds after I see Aquaman
     
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    Has anyone flown with beer in their luggage? I’m in Utah and can’t drink around the Mormon family, but I want to bring back some of my old favorites I haven’t had in 6 years
     
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    Plenty of times. I would suggest buying styrofoam shippers from U-Haul for bottles (6 or 12 to a box). You can actually just check the box as luggage if you want.

    If you can't use styrofoam shippers, just make sure the beers are very, very well packed. Airlines don't give a shit about fragile stickers. Use bubble wrap, ziploc bags, anything you can to protect the beers.
     
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    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you have to check it. I have packed boxes and just checked that or put it in my suitcase wrapped well with clothes.

    We had a beer share with some friends at our hotel during 311 Day 2014 and that's how I brought my beers.
     
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    Might only be like 3 12 oz bottles or so. Could probably wrap in clothes on my checked luggage
     
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    Nothing wrong with taking as many precautions as you can / want to afford. But for a few small bottles - that's no problem and should work.

    Our worst nightmare is getting the baggage handlers from Toy Story 2. And even if that happens. bottles should survive it if halfway decently padded.
     

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