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Title: Beer in Motortrend
Post by: dbeechum on December 30, 2011, 06:35:35 PM
The Great Midwestern Beer Run (http://www.motortrend.com/features/travel/1203_the_great_midwestern_beer_run_in_a_cadillac_cts_v_wagon/)

Sometimes I love having crazy connected friends! :)
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Post by: denny on December 30, 2011, 06:41:10 PM
Sucks to be you...... ;D
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Post by: bonjour on December 30, 2011, 07:06:28 PM
If I'd have known you were there I'd of crossed the state to meet you.
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Post by: tonyp on December 30, 2011, 07:15:20 PM
Eeeeeeeeeast bound and doooowwwwwwwn loaded up and truckin...

nice work drew!
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Post by: dbeechum on December 30, 2011, 07:32:52 PM
If you don't think we sang that song more than once while driving, well, you don't know how corny our sense of humor is... :)

Or the fact that Jonny kept blaring "When the Levee Breaks" by Zepplin as we rolled from Muenster to Chicago, etc....

And Fred, I had no clue when and where we were going to be except here there and gone.
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Post by: bonjour on December 30, 2011, 07:40:25 PM
And I would have suggested Brewery Vivant, You'll have to pay it a return visit.
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Post by: tonyp on December 30, 2011, 07:40:42 PM
If you don't think we sang that song more than once while driving, well, you don't know how corny our sense of humor is... :)

hell drew, i sing it when i bring homebrew to my buddy's house! :D
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Post by: tankdeer on December 30, 2011, 09:34:12 PM
Looks like a good time in an awesome (yet ugly) car. Good job mixing two passions without, you know, DUI'ing.  :P
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 31, 2011, 02:10:21 AM
The Great Midwestern Beer Run (http://www.motortrend.com/features/travel/1203_the_great_midwestern_beer_run_in_a_cadillac_cts_v_wagon/)

Sometimes I love having crazy connected friends! :)
You did not stop in my brewery :(
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Post by: bluesman on December 31, 2011, 03:15:07 AM
Another nice addition to your beer resume.  ;D

Some very prestigious breweries to visit as well.

Thanks for the link!
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Post by: dbeechum on December 31, 2011, 03:21:20 AM
If we'd had have one more day! We were pressed for time and on our last day were still too late to make our final stop!

The ruling on the field is Wisconsin seems to take an unconscionably long time to cross!
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Post by: tschmidlin on December 31, 2011, 03:26:22 AM
Looks like an awesome adventure Drew!
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 31, 2011, 04:03:48 AM
The ruling on the field is Wisconsin seems to take an unconscionably long time to cross!
It depend how many giant muskies/cheese shops you want to see.
It depends where you go but it is about 4.5 hours to cross.
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Post by: punatic on December 31, 2011, 06:06:28 PM
Interesting day job Drew.  Did you ever get a chance to meet Mulder abd Scully?
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Post by: dbeechum on December 31, 2011, 06:10:53 PM
Ahh, yes, I should clarify that... I don't work for the FBI, but I do some work on efforts that have sent bad guys to the FBI for investigation.
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Post by: punatic on December 31, 2011, 06:14:14 PM
Ahh, yes, I should clarify that... I don't work for the FBI, but I do some work on efforts that have sent bad guys to the FBI for investigation.

X Files?    :D
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Post by: dbeechum on December 31, 2011, 06:16:08 PM
Some days it feels like it (as the first X-Files movie is playing on Cinemax.)
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 31, 2011, 10:32:53 PM
It was an interesting read since I used to work in the Auto Industry and had to sometimes get cars ready for the Press.  Glad to see they are doing some stuff we can all enjoy, like make crazy beer runs.  Hope you had a great time here in MI, and several have said let us know next time.

Drew, just so you know, many of the folks from Michigan were getting tired of the hop bombs in SD.  We were asking where could we get a balanced beer (I knew enough to look for Firestone Walker, but they are not from SD County).  Don't get me wrong, loved the beer, and it was a great time but we were getting burned out.

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Post by: oscarvan on January 03, 2012, 12:26:16 AM
Very cool indeed...... Now if you ever want to do something like that in an aeroplane......
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Post by: el_capitan on January 07, 2012, 05:23:31 PM
Fun article - sounds like a pretty sweet trip.  Where in MN did you get your speeding ticket?  Maybe you were gone by that point.  I'd like to know what the officer said when he pulled over "the black Nazgul" loaded down with that much beer.
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Post by: dbeechum on January 07, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
That was actually directly after I left. Jonny turned the Vader mobile away from the airport. He got it in the MSP area while we were sitting at the gate.

Somehow Jonny kept from getting thrown in jail
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Post by: el_capitan on January 09, 2012, 12:42:17 AM
That must have been an awesome trip - you made the right decision when you chose to skip past the South Dakota/Wyoming portion of the tour! 

I would have liked more detail on the New Glarus tour - it was likened to something out of Willy Wonka.  What was so cool about it?  Also, I haven't had a problem getting the New Glarus Belgian Red in WI.  Did you guys pick up the Raspberry version too?  Did you have to buy all those brews yourself, or did Motortrend pick up the tab? 

I have to admit that I skipped past all the car stuff and only read the beer parts.  I'm jealous!
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Post by: anje on January 09, 2012, 08:28:21 PM
Getting New Glarus in WI is generally easy.  Getting it outside of WI, not so much...  For me, this generally involves hitting the Woodman's at the Highway 50 exit in Kenosha right before heading into Chicagoland.    :D