Driving sucks but the Midwest doesn't
I returned from my trip to Indiana and Wisconsin early tuesday morning, and it took me most of this week to recover. I ended up driving over 2000 miles (3200 km) in total and I felt like a wreck by the time I got back.
The trip was largely successful though. I picked up several New Glarus beers and some interesting imports.
Here is the complete list of beers which I brought back:
- New Glarus Belgian Red
- New Glarus Raspberry Tart
- New Glarus Uff-da Bock
- New Glarus Zwickel
- New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Stout
- Uerige Altbier
- Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose
- Ommegang Three Philosophers
- Capital Fest Beer
- Flying Dog Horn Dog barleywine
- Two Brothers Domaine DuPage Bière de Garde
On our way to Wisconsin to pick up the New Glarus beers, we went through Chicago and paid a visit to the Maproom beer bar which turns out to be every bit as good as others say and then some. While we were there we played my new Brewmaster game (which Alex thought might be way too geeky to do) and while we were playing the brewmaster of the Mickey Finn's Brewpub came and introduced himself. Alex later rescinded his opinion that playing the game in that bar (surrounded by beer geeks) might be too geeky.