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lorax123
11-25-2010, 05:19 PM
I heard there's a brewpub in the Boardwalk area, any other places? By good beer, i'm sure any beer geeks/snob will know what I mean.

Also, anybody check out the selections at the local publix? i'd like to do a beer run once we get to our hotel and check in.

Micca
11-25-2010, 05:54 PM
You'll get some good recommendations for beer on property here. I'll leave that to someone else as I'm still stinging over the disappearance of Ringnes from the Norway pavilion. This was like 15 years aqo, I guess I hold a grudge;)

As grocery stores go, Publix has a pretty reasonable selection of imports and microbrews. If you're staying on property and planning to have more than a couple of beers per day, I think a beer run would be cost effective.:earsboy:

beachclub
11-25-2010, 06:24 PM
Big River Brewery on the boardwalk has the best. The Rocket Red is my favorite there.
Places like Polynesian you can find a hawaiian beer that is good called Fire ROck
Pretty much everywhere else is the generic stuff.

twohokies
11-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Not sure if this will help or not, but my husband is insistent on dinner at Le Cellier just so he can have the Moosehead Ale. Apparently Disney is the only place you can have this outside of Canada.

Ro Z
11-25-2010, 07:08 PM
Big River has 6 sample sized beers you can try. They set them up on a place mat with the description of each beer on it. DH and DS like this. They have the same 5 (I think) every time and the 6th is a seasonal brew. The food is good too.

*ThinkTink*
11-25-2010, 07:36 PM
Raglan Road at DTD. Many, many beers to choose from. Enjoy!! Oh, and the food is great there too!

billsfan
11-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Jiko at the AKL has some good African beers I enjoyed while I was there in October. I am sure they would also be available at the Victoria Falls lounge at the AKL.:drinking1

ktlm
11-25-2010, 10:37 PM
My DH is a huge beer snob (I'm talking at home he drinks beers that come in corked bottles quite a bit)! He always stops for a beer at the Rose and Crown in Epcot, so they must be pretty good.

lorax123
11-26-2010, 05:34 AM
Oh wow! Lots of good suggestions!

I definitely want to try Big River and, luckily, we have reservations at Jiko. So, I will be trying their brew. That's exciting. We stayed at AKL and they didn't have anything good at the bar above Boma.

Plus, it sounds like we will have to include the Poly on our holiday resort tour. Is their Hawain beer offered at their bar?

Ragland road was a place I wanted to make a stop at. Don't they usually get a band in their every night? I was thinking that would be something DW and I could do one night.

Doesn't the wide world of sports have a lot of taps too? I thought I heard something on the podcast about a place in DTD that had a lot of microbrews on tap.

Uncleromulus
11-26-2010, 06:29 AM
If you mean the ESPN Club at the Boardwalk--they have pretty standard beers. Nothing special.
Paridiso 37 has a nice bar and Negra Modelo on tap.
I'm afraid that what you had at the bar above Boma is pretty much all you'll find at Jiko. Tusker is about the best selection there.

The bar at California Grill has Anchor Steam.

ntsammy5
11-26-2010, 06:49 AM
my husband is insistent on dinner at Le Cellier just so he can have the Moosehead Ale.

You can actually get it at the kiosk outside too. I get Moosehead in Buffalo at a lot of places - been drinking it for years and years, but I live 5 miles from the border too.

Le Cellier does serve Unibroue (la fin du monde at least) and that's worth the trip, in addition to the food.

Lots of choices at Publix, including lots of micro brews.......

lorax123
11-26-2010, 07:03 AM
I haven't had Moosehead in a long time. That's fairly common here. An older friend used to buy that for us, before we came of legal drinking age.

I do enjoy La fin du monde, too bad no LeCelliar this trip tho.

Sounds like microbrews are going to be hard to come by. At least it will make it an adventure seeking them out.

Epcot really needs a brews around the world tour. I did the wine tasting tour, that was a fun afternoon.

I was really impressed with the Publix selection. In PA you just don't find any alcohol at grocery stores. Luckily we've got a Wegmans and they opened a pub secession with a great take out area (no wine tho, unfortunately). They have a great selection of singles and for $11 you can build a mix and match six pack.

Even tho we have no intention if visiting it this trip, how is Orlando brewing company? Any good?

lorax123
11-26-2010, 07:38 AM
I haven't had Moosehead in a long time. That's fairly common here. An older friend used to buy that for us, before we came of legal drinking age.

I do enjoy La fin du monde, too bad no LeCelliar this trip tho.

Sounds like microbrews are going to be hard to come by. At least it will make it an adventure seeking them out.

Epcot really needs a brews around the world tour. I did the wine tasting tour, that was a fun afternoon.

I was really impressed with the Publix selection. In PA you just don't find any alcohol at grocery stores. Luckily we've got a Wegmans and they opened a pub secession with a great take out area (no wine tho, unfortunately). They have a great selection of singles and for $11 you can build a mix and match six pack.

Even tho we have no intention if visiting it this trip, how is Orlando brewing company? Any good?

lorax123
11-26-2010, 07:40 AM
Ugh. Such a pain posting with an iPhone. I just saw some typos on my last post.

I did check out Jikos beer selection, nothing great or unusual. Bummer!

beachclub
11-26-2010, 09:29 AM
It is available at the bar where Ohanas is. Inside on the second floor.
I am not sure if its available at the pool bar.

Oh wow! Lots of good suggestions!

Plus, it sounds like we will have to include the Poly on our holiday resort tour. Is their Hawain beer offered at their bar?

Brocktoon
11-26-2010, 06:10 PM
The Poly has bottles from the Kona Brewery. They've got a lager which isn't anything special, and a pale ale that isn't half bad ... it's got a bit of hops bite to it. If you're familair with Troegs, it's smiliar to (but not as good) as Hop Back.

I think you can find Wolaver's organic brews at The Wave in the Comtemp. Port Orleans and some of the other resorts have been known to have bottles of Abita Amber, Purlpe Haze, and Turbo Dog. Also, the Swan / Dolphin usually has bottles DogFish Head 60 or 90 min IPA at most of the bars.

There's nothing really unique around WDW espcially in the parks, but you're best bet is to check the bars at the premium hotels.

honeymo78
11-26-2010, 07:07 PM
My DH is a huge beer snob (I'm talking at home he drinks beers that come in corked bottles quite a bit)! He always stops for a beer at the Rose and Crown in Epcot, so they must be pretty good.

While my husband wouldn't be considered a beer snob, he too loves getting beer at Rose and Crown (half Bass, half Harp) and I love getting a draft Strongbow.

lorax123
11-27-2010, 07:57 AM
Looking at everybodies location, it looks like everybody in the Philly area has a drinking problem... haha!

Thanks for all the suggestions. We will definately hit Big River on this trip. I can't believe we never saw it before...

MJMcBride
11-27-2010, 08:17 AM
i would say the Rose & Crown

Brocktoon
11-27-2010, 08:54 AM
Looking at everybodies location, it looks like everybody in the Philly area has a drinking problem... haha!


If you live around Philly and like beer, you'll pretty much become a beer snob. We're living in the beer basket of North America. You've got Troegs, Weyerbacher, Victory, Stoudt's, Yards etc ... and going a little farther out there's champs like Brooklyn and Dogfish Head. Sure there's a ton of other great brewers around the country, but I think we've got the strongest concentration per capita in this area.

lorax123
11-27-2010, 09:07 AM
I definately agree brocktoon. I just picked up a case of Troegs Mad Elf and I'm trying to keep DW out of it long enough to have a few bottles for Christmas.

It's not only our breweries, it's all the places we have to go and enjoy beer. I'm in the middle of nowhere, but I have two Union Jacks, and two other craft only bars with-in five miles. Plus, any bar in the area will at least keep a couple of local beers on tap, ie: victory, stoudts, dogfish (If I can drive there in three hours or less, it's local!). Plus then there are all the Philly bars.

Btw, kite and key is having a Russian river night on Dec 2. Pliny the elder on tap! I've never had it, but I hear so many people talk about it, I must go try it.

Speaking of beer, dw mentioned going to Easton to do the weyerbacher brewery tour. I wonder if she still wants too...

JerseyDisneyGirl
11-28-2010, 08:18 AM
We are lucky to have local beer around Philly some great stuff. Just had Yards last night. Also check out Flying Fish, it comes out of Cherry Hill. Good stuff.

Uncleromulus
11-28-2010, 09:17 AM
Around here (in addition to several already mentioned) we have Lancaster Brewing. Just had their Strawberry Wheat on draft last night at dinner at Crimson restaurant.
Quite good!!

happymommy
11-28-2010, 02:27 PM
I prefer wine at home, but when we're at Epcot, I always have beer! We do like the beer they have in France in Epcot - I forget the name, but it is a very nice one. Definitely give it a try!!

To the other poster, beer with the cork - I used to get Belgian beers for my DH like Delerium and Cinq Cents I think - it's as strong as wine I think. Very good stuff. Too bad it's not at Epcot.

AKL concierge level had good beer (and wine) I think the beer was Casablanca. It wasn't like Belgian beer but nice to try.

kmermaid
11-28-2010, 03:00 PM
We had a couple of Sam Adams Brick Red at the Crews Cup at the Yacht Club (its the bar next to Yachtsman steakhouse). It was pretty good, waitress made a point that their location is the only place you can get it other than in Boston. I really enjoyed the time in the Crews Cup - good boneless wings and comfy booths.

gwb
11-28-2010, 03:43 PM
I guess you can call me a "beer Snob too", I brew my own and have taken a few ribbons home for my home brew. For some good micro beers try some of the lounges at the different resorts.
For example at Riverside they have a trio of excellent micros, same at AKL, Wilderness, Poly and others.
I was not impressed by the selections at Big River Grille, most selections were sub par.
Maybe that's because I'm too used to a local micro brewery that just took home another (of many) 1st place from the Great American Beer Festival.
And not to burst the boys from Philly "beer bubble" (LOL) the real beer basket of the US is in Wisconsin. We have more brewery's and micro brewers per capita then anyone else and drink the most beer per capita in the US.(LOL)
Unfortunately we have 1 of the highest deaths by drunk drivers also. (not LOL)

Disney Fan Katt
11-28-2010, 04:04 PM
My husband is a beer drinker and we always get a pint of Guiness at the Rose and Crown pub. Actually, we get one almost daily while at Disney. LOL!! He is also a fan of the african beers at the AKL as well. I can't remember the name...

We have attempted to have an around the world at Epcot, so we sampled many drinks in the pavilions. We still laugh at the "Norweigan" Bud Light!!! :rotfl:

Good luck!

hsbigboy
11-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Rose and Crown in England at EPCOT tops my list. Also a big fan of the California Grille to watch the Fireworks with a good craft beer

Joyciemc
11-28-2010, 06:49 PM
After drinking a number of beers I didn't really want, I was pleasantly surprised to find that at most places around the resorts with the standard drink menu, Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA is available (bottled). When I ordered one at the River Roost at POR, the waitress didn't know what I was asking for. But when I pointed to the menu (in the picture it is actually half hidden by another beer), she knew what I was talking about.

ntsammy5
11-28-2010, 07:46 PM
the real beer basket of the US is in Wisconsin. We have more brewery's and micro brewers per capita then anyone else and drink the most beer per capita in the US.(LOL)


As a rule of thumb, the colder the state, the more beer comption. New Hampshire was second with 43.4 gallons per year followed by North Dakota and Montana. But, the number one beer consuming state is Nevada at 44 gallons per year. The least is Utah. This list is from Beer Institute Research.

maryj11
11-28-2010, 09:58 PM
I read some where that Biergarten at Germany in Epcot gives a huge beer that is suppose to be good. I dont know but read that on a review.

hsbigboy
11-29-2010, 06:37 AM
The waterside bar in the Mexico pavillion is a great spot to catch a brew and watch Illuminations.

Disney Fan Katt
11-29-2010, 01:18 PM
As a rule of thumb, the colder the state, the more beer comption. New Hampshire was second with 43.4 gallons per year followed by North Dakota and Montana. But, the number one beer consuming state is Nevada at 44 gallons per year. The least is Utah. This list is from Beer Institute Research.

As a resident of New Hampshire, I truly believe those statistics to be true!

kgallag808
11-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Yeah for a good selection of beers go to Raglan Road. If you go try the scallops appetizer, truly great

JMD
11-29-2010, 05:30 PM
Unfortunately, there isn't many places to find good beer in WDW. Looks like most places are already covered, but here are few more.

Poly - Dogfish Head 60 minute at the lounge outside Ohana. The Hawaiian beer is from Kona brewery. Not sure about PA, but they are all readily available in CT and are pretty average.

Cali Grill - Anchor Steam and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

The Cabana bar at the Dolphin used to have a great beer selection. Stuff like Delirium Tremens, Rogue Chocolate Stout, and a bunch of other good stuff. They have since cut back their beer selection, but still have a few good offerings.

If you find yourself outside of WDW at all, Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando has a huge selection of bottles.

wildernesslodgefan
11-29-2010, 05:53 PM
Epcot has good beer in the different worlds. We bought beer at Wal-Mart on the way in to bring to our villa

lorax123
11-30-2010, 08:04 AM
Wow...I go away a few days and come back to look to find a lot of responses. Apparently we need a beer thread on what you find and where.

If I could find a dogfish 60 minute ipa at ever spot we have dinner, I'd be happy. But it would be nice to find a variety of new offerings. A shame microbrews haven't caught on in central Florida.

I won't touch the argument concerning Philly vs Wisconsin. As long as you guys have great beer options, that's what really matters. Plus you have cheese. Win-win!

Speaking of beer, anybody watching brewmasters?

I Guess when I get back, I should make a beer report!

thej
11-30-2010, 08:24 AM
The Wave at the Contemporary has several of the Woalver's on tap. Wolaver is Otter Creek's organic line of brews. You can actually get a flight of 3 (Stout, Pale Ale & a Brown Ale). The Brown Ale is my favorite.

DisneyMim
11-30-2010, 10:55 AM
First, I will state that I am not a beer drinker and no little about it, but my son loves to try different ones at Epcot. He loves all the different kinds you can get in the countries. He said that there is one beer at America that you can only get in Boston (where we're from), Red Brick?? or something like that. As another poster said they have some nice ones at AKL, great African beers, that are also at AK.

Enjoy The Magic!!

stich626
11-30-2010, 11:07 AM
I love Brewmasters! I want to try the Chicha lol I am glad I am not the only one searching for good beers while in WDW. We spent alot of time at Rose and Crown on our first trip. Excited to hear about the Sam Adams Brick Red is at WDW!

hsbigboy
11-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Does anyone know if you can find Great Lakes in WDW or the Orlando Ale, specially the Christmas Ale at this time of year?

Ron from Michigan
11-30-2010, 01:16 PM
Raglan Road at Downtown Disney.

NMW
11-30-2010, 01:40 PM
Raglan Road at Downtown Disney and Rose and Crown in Epcot are our favorite places to drink beer. By the way, in Epcot you can get beer from a kiosk at Rose and Crown and take it with you.

The beer at Big River Grille was tasty, but the food was not. None of our 5 meals were very good. Just something to keep in mind. :goodvibes

lorax123
11-30-2010, 10:01 PM
I love Brewmasters! I want to try the Chicha lol I am glad I am not the only one searching for good beers while in WDW. We spent alot of time at Rose and Crown on our first trip. Excited to hear about the Sam Adams Brick Red is at WDW!


Yes I want to try Chicha too! I actually was called by the local distributor, they have a case of Dogfish head Cheatu Jihau. Its one of their beers based off a 9000 year old Chinese recipe. Spectacular. Only hitch is, it's $130 for 12, 22oz bottles. I may see about splitting it with a friend. Crazy. I know...

snowy76
11-30-2010, 10:07 PM
You can actually get it at the kiosk outside too. I get Moosehead in Buffalo at a lot of places - been drinking it for years and years, but I live 5 miles from the border too.
I've bought Moosehead at Wegmans here in Syracuse... used it in my LeCellier cheddar soup recipe!! :thumbsup2

Just about anyplace in World Showcase is a good spot for a beer IMO.

Brocktoon
12-01-2010, 10:37 AM
It's pretty cool that I've gotten to watch Dogfish grow into the current powerhouse. I was a student at UD back in the 90s and remember coming across the Dogfish brewpub the 1st year it opened while visiting Dewey Beach. I still try to visit atleast once a year.

They've always got interesting experiments on tap at the Brewpub. I'd hate to be selfish, but I have a feeling the brewpub is going to be a madhouse now thanks to the TV show. But, at the same time, I think the TV show is great and wish them nothing but success.

My local beer bar always gets a few bottles of the rare limited Dogfish runs. I think the last I've tried were the B*tches Brew and Burton Baton. Both were pretty decent. My faves from Dogfish are the Chicory Stout, Palo Santo, and Theobroma ... haven't got to try the Jihau yet. I think the only Dogfish that I truley hated was the Festina Peche ... way too tart for my tastes

lorax123
12-01-2010, 10:56 AM
I do hope DF has a lot of success, I can see this show helping to bring them to the forefront of the craft movement. Hopefully, they will help highlight some of the other great, yet small, American brewers. As long as they don't sell out to InBev, alls good!

Sam seems extremely down to earth, I like successful people that don't flaunt their success. But who doesn't? Haha.

Jihau, btw, is spectacular on tap. I made my first trip to the brewpub, just to have a fresh glass of it from the keg. Nothings better than beer right from a clean tap.

lorax123
12-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Whoa... My friend just sent me a link to the the Holiday Brewers Collection Booth at Epcot. How come I never saw this? Can't wait to try the Gluhwein

crostorfer
12-07-2010, 11:22 AM
Not sure if this will help or not, but my husband is insistent on dinner at Le Cellier just so he can have the Moosehead Ale. Apparently Disney is the only place you can have this outside of Canada.

We can get Moosehead at any grocery store.

lorax123
12-19-2010, 10:23 AM
Well, just got back. I had a few adventures in brewing... Hit raglan road, big river, the bar at the dolphin, some drinks at Epcot...

Had quite a few beers from Orlando brewing, they weren't bad. Found their pale ale on tap at raglan and their brown ale bottled at the dolphin. Decent stuff. Not very remarkable. Big rivers brews weren't bad either.

Did the beer stand in Germany. Was ok. The warmed wine was way too sweet for my tastes.

Unfortunately didn't find anything remarkable. But I was able to find some dogfish 60 min ipa and rogue dead guy in bottles. Two of my favorites, so that was good.

Did get one. Of those litre steins at the beirgarten. Did the hovel. It was ok. Not bad but must have been pretty low on the abv. Barely felt it.

Hopefully some enterprising people will open an ale house on-site. It seems like the market is there, just need to capitalize on it! Plus show all the out of country visitors, we have some great brews and we have a better selection than bud light, miller light and coors light!!!

hsbigboy
12-19-2010, 10:55 AM
That was always a major problem with Pleasure Island. All Miller Lite, Bud, and Smirnoff Ice.

lorax123
12-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Yeah... I wish I had the knowledge and backing to open up a place like that at DTD or City Walk. Someone that knows what they are doing could be very successful there.

Be really great if it was a venue for smaller indie bands too. I was surprised by the lack of on-site venues offering an outlet for that. House of blues and hard rock live are too big for a lot of the bands I'd love to go see.

Brocktoon
12-19-2010, 06:12 PM
Unfortunately didn't find anything remarkable. But I was able to find some dogfish 60 min ipa and rogue dead guy in bottles. Two of my favorites, so that was good.


Out of curiosity, where did you come across the Dead Guy in bottles?

lorax123
12-19-2010, 07:38 PM
I found that over at the hotel in the dolphin. The trails end bar had the dogfish. They may have more selection, but wife picked that out.

bumbershoot
12-19-2010, 08:43 PM
So glad you got to Orlando Brewing! I really wanted to go during our recent trip, but just couldn't convince my aunt (the other beer drinker) to leave her grandchildren (she wanted to stay with them and my son and have us go out) to have a few brews.

We can get Moosehead at any grocery store.

So glad another WA person mentioned this. :)



As for small breweries...look West, people! Oregon is HUGE on the small brewery scene...

lorax123
12-20-2010, 07:14 AM
So glad you got to Orlando Brewing! I really wanted to go during our recent trip, but just couldn't convince my aunt (the other beer drinker) to leave her grandchildren (she wanted to stay with them and my son and have us go out) to have a few brews.

well I didn't make it to the actualy brewery, but I found a few bars that had their stuff on tap and in bottles. Had to try it and give the locals some support. I don't know what the micro brew climate is in the rest of Orlando, but at the parks it's dismal. Had to throw my dollars to the little guys.

Well if course can't forget Oregon, they have rogue. Rogue has dead guy! I just got a friend at work hooked on that. Before that his definition of good beer was blue moon.

DisneyFamily123
12-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Safari Amber draft in Animal Kingdom....

Any of the Germany drafts in Epcot... especially the gigantic 1 liter they serve in the restaurant for only $12!

mr.bungle
01-06-2011, 09:47 PM
Is there anywhere to get Cigar City beer at WDW? Guave Grove Saison is the buisness! I've been searching DIS as well as Beeradvocate for info on craft beer spots at the world. This thread has some good info. I'm hoping Le Cellier will let me buy Unibroue stuff without dining there since they have no ADRs available when I'm there.

Brocktoon
01-07-2011, 06:44 AM
I'm hoping Le Cellier will let me buy Unibroue stuff without dining there since they have no ADRs available when I'm there.

I was able to do this back in '06 and '07, but I went early in the day right after they opened. They had to pour the bottle into a giant plastic cup though as I guess you're not allowed to walk the WS with a glass bottle.

In '09 I wasn't allowed to purchase a beer at the Le Cellier podium. I don't know if it was because things were more crowded or that they finally cracked down :confused3

mr.bungle
01-07-2011, 08:23 AM
double post....

mr.bungle
01-07-2011, 08:30 AM
I was able to do this back in '06 and '07, but I went early in the day right after they opened. They had to pour the bottle into a giant plastic cup though as I guess you're not allowed to walk the WS with a glass bottle.

In '09 I wasn't allowed to purchase a beer at the Le Cellier podium. I don't know if it was because things were more crowded or that they finally cracked down :confused3

Hmmm... I think I'm still going to try!

tjlemkuil
01-08-2011, 09:04 AM
I read some where that Biergarten at Germany in Epcot gives a huge beer that is suppose to be good. I dont know but read that on a review.

Spaten Optimator---a good dark available in 1 liter mugs. :drinking1

mr.bungle
01-08-2011, 09:24 AM
Spaten Optimator---a good dark available in 1 liter mugs. :drinking1

Did someone say Optimator?

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I was surprised they actually had it. I used to always get it at this German restaurant in L.A. and I randomly asked if they had it in the Biergarten. It was a glorious first day at Disney on our honeymoon!

Spaten Optimator is a 7.2%ABV Dopplebock. Description of the style from BeerAdvocate:
Bocks--you know, those beers with goats on the label--are relatively strong German lagers. Doppelbocks--as the name might suggest--are typically even stronger and contain enough malty goodness that they’ve been considered a meal in a glass for centuries. Generally they have a very full-bodied flavor and are darker than their little Bock brothers and sisters and a higher level of alcohol too. They range in color from dark amber to nearly black, and dark versions often have slight chocolate or roasted characters.

Planogirl
01-08-2011, 11:41 AM
You'll get some good recommendations for beer on property here. I'll leave that to someone else as I'm still stinging over the disappearance of Ringnes from the Norway pavilion. This was like 15 years aqo, I guess I hold a grudge;)

As grocery stores go, Publix has a pretty reasonable selection of imports and microbrews. If you're staying on property and planning to have more than a couple of beers per day, I think a beer run would be cost effective.:earsboy:
I have the same grudge but I felt a little better when I found out that Ringnes is no longer imported into the US at all. I guess that Disney couldn't help it. ;)

Planogirl
01-08-2011, 11:49 AM
As a rule of thumb, the colder the state, the more beer comption. New Hampshire was second with 43.4 gallons per year followed by North Dakota and Montana. But, the number one beer consuming state is Nevada at 44 gallons per year. The least is Utah. This list is from Beer Institute Research.
Texas was an aberration at tenth. I hope that it's not because of Shiner. :eek:

Planogirl
01-08-2011, 11:53 AM
That heavy beer is like eating a meal! I personally prefer a lighter pilsner or something similar. I'd normally go for Tennents at the Rose and Crown but it has been a while. I hope that they still have it.

TheMaxRebo
01-08-2011, 12:45 PM
I definately agree brocktoon. I just picked up a case of Troegs Mad Elf and I'm trying to keep DW out of it long enough to have a few bottles for Christmas.

It's not only our breweries, it's all the places we have to go and enjoy beer. I'm in the middle of nowhere, but I have two Union Jacks, and two other craft only bars with-in five miles. Plus, any bar in the area will at least keep a couple of local beers on tap, ie: victory, stoudts, dogfish (If I can drive there in three hours or less, it's local!). Plus then there are all the Philly bars.

Btw, kite and key is having a Russian river night on Dec 2. Pliny the elder on tap! I've never had it, but I hear so many people talk about it, I must go try it.

Speaking of beer, dw mentioned going to Easton to do the weyerbacher brewery tour. I wonder if she still wants too...

just had to post after I saw you picked up a case of one of my all-time favorite beers

If you are willing to drive a little further north up in the lower hudson valley there is a great microbrewery called Captain Lawrence and a little further up in Kingston NY is Keegan Ales which has my all time favorite beer: Mothers Milk

As far as in Disney, always enjoy the Rose and Crown - still have my plastic 1/2 Yard I got beer in from there during one trip. If you travel there during the Food and Wine festival, there are a lot of extra beers at the kiosks and Sam Adams does a free seminar