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Title: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: timberati on August 02, 2011, 08:04:04 PM
Well, I'm off to find the Wholly Hop Grail along the way on my trip from the Left Coast to the other side. Stops along the way:

Spokane, WA
Glacier National Park
Mount Rushmore
Niagara Falls
Rehoboth Beach, DE (I understand there might be a decent brewpub here)

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: Jimmy K on August 02, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
Right before you get to Rehoboth, stop at:
If driving over the bay bridge on Rt 50: Evolution Craft Brewery in Delmar, DE

If driving into Delaware on I-95: Iron Hill in Wilmington or Newark.

If not really trying to drive the straightest route: Victory in Downingtown, PA

If your navigator is drunk: Magic Hat in Burlington, VT
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: timberati on August 02, 2011, 09:18:31 PM
...If your navigator is drunk: Magic Hat in Burlington, VT
:D
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: jeffy on August 02, 2011, 09:21:48 PM
...If your navigator is drunk: Magic Hat in Burlington, VT
:D
I stayed a couple blocks from there and in spite of the distance preferred to go downtown to the Vermont Pub and Brewery (Gregg Noonan's).
Ebenezers in Maine is supposed to be nice, too, but check the hours before you drive all the way out into no man's land to find it (like I did).
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: punatic on August 02, 2011, 10:07:43 PM
If you travel at night be sure to tune in to Coast To Coast AM with George Noory (http://www.coasttocoastam.com/)!
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: theDarkSide on August 03, 2011, 12:17:19 PM
Ebenezers in Maine is supposed to be nice, too, but check the hours before you drive all the way out into no man's land to find it (like I did).

They are having their annual Belgian Festival August 19-28.  But this is a little off course from your final destination of Rehoboth, DE.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: BrewingRover on August 03, 2011, 03:09:50 PM
Madison, Wisconsin. A nice place to visit and lots of interesting Wisconsin beers. I especially like the Old Fashioned, on Capitol Square. At least 30 Wisconsin beers on tap and over 100 more in bottles.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: jeffy on August 03, 2011, 05:32:23 PM
Madison, Wisconsin. A nice place to visit and lots of interesting Wisconsin beers. I especially like the Old Fashioned, on Capitol Square. At least 30 Wisconsin beers on tap and over 100 more in bottles.
And it's not far from New Glarus, which is a nice little visit in itself, both for the brewery and the town.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: Jimmy K on August 03, 2011, 07:53:33 PM
I'd also go to Three Floyds off of I-80 near the Indiana/Illinois border
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: blatz on August 03, 2011, 08:06:04 PM
I would end up someplace like Asheville, NC over Reheboth Beach, DE, but you're pretty north, so that might not be in the cards.

Going to Niagara Falls, you'll be passing by Southern Tier and will be in the general vicinity of Smuttynose/Portsmouth Brewing, both of which I'm very fond.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: theDarkSide on August 03, 2011, 08:17:01 PM
Going to Niagara Falls, you'll be passing by Southern Tier and will be in the general vicinity of Smuttynose/Portsmouth Brewing, both of which I'm very fond.

Portsmouth is almost 600 miles away from Lakewood (ST).  But if you make the trip out this way, it's not too far from Ebenzers in Lovell or Allagash in Portland, as well as Maine Brewing.  And you can hit White Birch in Hooksett on your way to the coast.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: blatz on August 03, 2011, 08:18:47 PM
oh - sorry - I thought it was only about 300 or so - my bad - shoulda looked at the map.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 03, 2011, 08:59:45 PM
I'd also go to Three Floyds off of I-80 near the Indiana/Illinois border
Then he could get on I-94 and hit Greenbush in Sawyer, the Livery in Benton Harbor, Paw Paw in Paw Paw, Bells in Kalamazoo, Arcadia in Battle Creek, Dark Horse in Marshal, Local Pub and Brewery in Jackson, 4 or 5 places in Ann Arbor, and OG in Milan has you head down to Toledo.  Then again, that might be too much. 
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: MDixon on August 03, 2011, 11:13:00 PM
It's been a very long time since I was in the Buffalo area, but my faves back in the day were Pizza Plant (they had two locations) and Alternative Brews.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: Jimmy K on August 04, 2011, 02:04:56 AM
How much time do you have for this trip? I'm hoping at least 6 months.  Oh, and the local homebrew club (mine) meets at said Rehoboth Beach brewpub from October - May, if your interested and it works out I'll give you details.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: timberati on August 05, 2011, 03:13:11 PM
Thank you all for the sugestions. Keep them coming! I'm on the road right now so my internet will be spotty. So don't think that I'm ignoring you.  My final destination will be around College Park, MD. for work at the national archives researching for a book. I'm going to be there until October or so.
Title: Re: Coast to Coast Road Trip
Post by: BrewingRover on August 06, 2011, 10:44:21 PM
I'd also go to Three Floyds off of I-80 near the Indiana/Illinois border
Three Floyds makes great beers but their brewpub/restaurant is tiny. You can end up waiting a long time for a seat, and you have to wait outside without a beer in your hand. >:( It's also in an industrial park with nothing else nearby. A nice place to visit, but be prepared.