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Title: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: andyi on October 05, 2011, 04:00:20 PM
I would include:
RFD, Washington DC
Brewers Art, Baltimore MD
Thirsty Monk, Ashville NC

http://www.thedailymeal.com/20-best-bars-beer-geeks-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=25%2Bbest%2Bbars%2Bbeer%2Bgeeks
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: MDixon on October 05, 2011, 07:23:42 PM
While I enjoyed The Trappist, I'd put Brick Store in Decatur, GA up next to it any day.

While pricey, I think The Birch in Norfolk, VA might be worth a nod. Here's a current DRAFT list:
brewer name style abv price glass
Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Irish Dry Stout 5.8% $7.00 pint
Hof Ten Dormaal Amber Belgian Amber 7.5% $8.00 goblet
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weiss German Berliner Weiss 5.0% $7.00 goblet
Nøgne Ø Pale Ale Norwegian Pale Ale 6.0% $8.00 goblet
BFM/Terrapin Spike and Jerome Rum Barrel Aged Sour 12.1% $9.00 goblet
De Ranke Guldenberg Belgian Tripel 8.5% $8.00 goblet
Emelisse Espresso Stout Dutch Coffee Stout 10.0% $9.00 goblet
Ettaler Curator German Doppelbock 9.0% $7.00 pilsner
De Glazen Toren Special Eindejaar Belgian Imp. Saison 9.0% $8.00 goblet
Etienne-Dupont Cidre Brut French Champagne Cider 6.9% $9.00 goblet
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Scottish IPA 4.2% $7.00 goblet
Hofstetten Hochland Bio Austrian Lime Honey Bock 9.0% $7.00 pilsner
Alvinne Morpheus Wild Belgian Flemish Red 5.9% $8.00 goblet
't Gavernhopke Koerseklakske  Belgian Wit 5.5% $8.00 goblet
Del Ducato Nuova Mattina Ita. Chamomile Saison 5.9% $8.00 goblet
Schlenkerla Krausen Germ. Smoked Helles 5.4% $7.00 tulip
Evil Twin Katz Pis Danish IPA 6.5% $9.00 goblet
Kiuchi Red Rice Japanese Golden Ale 7.0% $8.00 tumbler
Del Borgo Enkir Ita. Einkorn Wheat 6.1% $9.00 goblet
La Rulles Estivale Belgian Blonde 5.2% $9.00 goblet
Hantverksbrggeriet Julnarren Swedish Strong Ale 7.0% $9.00 goblet

And Mekong in Richmond, VA never fails to satisfy! Here was a Sept 22 draft board
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Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: euge on October 05, 2011, 07:42:35 PM
Quote
To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

 Homer Simpson

Beer is the answer.

The Ginger Man (http://aus.gingermanpub.com/) in Austin, Texas.

Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: narvin on October 05, 2011, 08:49:25 PM
Max's is amazing.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: jeffy on October 05, 2011, 10:04:32 PM
I've been to 11 out of the 20 in the article.  They were all pretty amazing.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 05, 2011, 10:45:51 PM
I've been to 11 out of the 20 in the article.  They were all pretty amazing.

11 here also.  Have you hit HopCat yet?  I like that place, really like it!
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: jeffy on October 05, 2011, 10:56:29 PM
I've been to 11 out of the 20 in the article.  They were all pretty amazing.

11 here also.  Have you hit HopCat yet?  I like that place, really like it!
We'll be in Grand Rapids tomorrow.  Is that the best place?  I haven't researched it yet.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: dbeechum on October 05, 2011, 11:16:54 PM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 05, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
I've been to 11 out of the 20 in the article.  They were all pretty amazing.

11 here also.  Have you hit HopCat yet?  I like that place, really like it!
We'll be in Grand Rapids tomorrow.  Is that the best place?  I haven't researched it yet.

Hopcat, Founders and Brewery Vivant would be on my list downtown.  All within walking distance of each other, but Brewery Vivant is about 1 mile from Hopcat.  Should be no problem with the fine weather we are having.

North of town the Hideout is said to be good, have not been.

Edit - Forgot to say bring your spare liver!
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 05, 2011, 11:58:03 PM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: tschmidlin on October 06, 2011, 12:08:11 AM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?
Naked City from Seattle was there.  It's a really good place.  I would certainly put it on a list of the best beer bars in Seattle, but I'm not sure it would be my #1.  I hope Don isn't reading this. :)
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 06, 2011, 12:12:16 AM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?
Naked City from Seattle was there.  It's a really good place.  I would certainly put it on a list of the best beer bars in Seattle, but I'm not sure it would be my #1.  I hope Don isn't reading this. :)

Sorry Tom, I missed that.  Not familiar with it, was thinking of the ones that get more press.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: tschmidlin on October 06, 2011, 12:19:15 AM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?
Naked City from Seattle was there.  It's a really good place.  I would certainly put it on a list of the best beer bars in Seattle, but I'm not sure it would be my #1.  I hope Don isn't reading this. :)

Sorry Tom, I missed that.  Not familiar with it, was thinking of the ones that get more press.
No worries.  There was a pretty clear East coast bias though.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: brenda.frason@yahoo.com on October 10, 2011, 10:58:18 AM
Have you ever been to Prague (Czech Republic, Europe)? If you would like ti visit a city where approximately 300 bars and restaurant have their home-brewed beer then go there! You might be there for a week or even a month and will get served a different sort of beer at each location. This might be the best place in the world for beer enthusiasts!
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: bluesman on October 10, 2011, 11:31:40 AM
Nice list. I've been to a few...and would like to hit some of the others.

Anyone see DRAFT Mag's 100 best beer bars 2011 yet?

http://draftmag.com/features/americas-100-best-beer-bars-2011/
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: rstansbu on October 10, 2011, 01:25:06 PM
Two of the best beer bars that I've visited are The Brick Store Pub in Atlanta, and The Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh.  The Brick Store is well known, Sharp Edge maybe not as much.  Both have an awesome selection of beers in general, but really stand out for my favorite styles...Belgians.  And it's not just that those two bars have an unbelievable selection of beers.  Perhaps even more important is the knowledge of their staff.  The staff are beer geeks themselves.  They love to talk beer and know the styles extremely well.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: euge on October 11, 2011, 03:59:05 AM
Nice list. I've been to a few...and would like to hit some of the others.

Anyone see DRAFT Mag's 100 best beer bars 2011 yet?

http://draftmag.com/features/americas-100-best-beer-bars-2011/

At least Texas got one mention. The Draught House in Austin. I would have expected something from Houston or Dallas as well.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: MDixon on October 11, 2011, 11:23:12 AM
I think if you click to the chains you will see TX in a couple there...FS, GM...
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: krustybb on December 20, 2011, 11:00:40 PM
The best beer bar on the planet is a tiny little place in Seattle WA. Uber Tav. Sells nothing but beer. I have had multiple beers that were the only keg of that beer in america. Most ecclectic and unique and educated and everchanging taps you will ever find. Great bartenders and cool people. I would travel from anywhere in the world just to drink at Uber for a week.

Uber is only a few blocks from Naked City and far superior. I lived in the neighborhood when Naked City opened. Actually that neighborhood has about 8 tremendous bars. The best beer neighborhood I have ever been in. It was hard to move.

Krusty

http://krustysbigbrews.blogspot.com/ (http://krustysbigbrews.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: krustybb on December 20, 2011, 11:07:37 PM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?

Damn straight. Seattle is a beer meca.

Krusty

Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: krustybb on December 20, 2011, 11:08:55 PM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

East Coast bias was there.  Nothing from SD or Seattle?
Naked City from Seattle was there.  It's a really good place.  I would certainly put it on a list of the best beer bars in Seattle, but I'm not sure it would be my #1.  I hope Don isn't reading this. :)

Don is a great guy but I think he would probably have a hard time not putting Uber up there.
Title: Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
Post by: phillamb168 on December 21, 2011, 07:43:12 AM
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!

I know, they only had two beer bars from Chicago!
...or did you mean the country's second largest city by technicality?

Also, these are all in the US. No offense but there are some pretty great beer geek bars over on this side of the Atlantic... Chez Moeder Lambic in Brussel, La Capsule in Lille...