I'm preparing for my annual pilgrimage to Black Rock City and this year I've decided to make a little better use of the opportunity. So I'm taking about three weeks to drive out (leaving August 9). I'll be staying in St. Louis, NW AR, Wichita, Boulder, Steamboat Springs, and Vegas at some point, and spending time in Rocky Mountain, Zion, and Yosemite NPs. So hopefully that gives people some idea of the route.
I know it's a ridiculously broad question, but are there any beers (that I can't get in IN) that are must-drinks? (Extra special burner bonus points if they're in cans.) Brewpubs that are good lunch/dinner stops? Brewpubs that are so good I should consider spending the night?
I'm already planning on stopping at Avery, Dry Dock, Odell's, and New Belgium, and trying to find some of the West Coast brands (Russian River, Bear Republic, AleSmith) in liquor stores. So if there's a good beer store on the I-70 corridor to stock up on the way home, that would be great too.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!