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20 best bars for beer geeks
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 12:23:42 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:
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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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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 12:42:35 PM »
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 01:49:25 PM »
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
I've been to 11 out of the 20 in the article.  They were all pretty amazing.
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 03:45:51 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!
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 03:56:29 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.
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 04:16:54 PM »
Been to few of those, but of course, I feel like they miss a few from the country's second largest city!
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 04:36:42 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.

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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 04:58:03 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?
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 05:08:11 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. :)
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 05:12:16 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. :)

Sorry Tom, I missed that.  Not familiar with it, was thinking of the ones that get more press.
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 05:19:15 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. :)

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.
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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 03:58:18 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!

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Re: 20 best bars for beer geeks
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 04:31:40 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/
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