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Postby Gaidal Cain » May 2 2007, 14:43

That sounds awfully familiar somehow. :) Except for the parts with not being able to sell six-packs. Not even Swedish alcohol politics are that strange.
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Postby gravyluvr » May 2 2007, 15:19

In Virginia you can pick up a six-pack at any 7-11. That's why you can't swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting one here. We give directions like, go past a 7-11 on the right, make a left at the the next 7-11 - you're gonna pass three 7-11s and then make a right at the fourth, mine is the fourth house on the right.


But we have ABC (Alcohol and Beverage Control) stores here for anything over 14% ABV.

In Maryland - very weird law but the same store can only have ONE location that sells alcohol (any ABV) so there's only one 7-11 that sells beer, wine and liquor in the whole state (located in College Park for all the University of Maryland Students). Walmart has one store. Giant, Safeway, CVS, Walgreen's, etc.

DC is similar to VA except liquor stores are privately owned.

In West Virginia, you can buy Jack Daniel's at 7-11.


There are 12 in Fairfax, VA alone.

We used to have High's Dairy Stores but 7-11 ate them in the 80s.
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Postby Corribus » May 2 2007, 16:37

Not too many 7-11's here in PA. But we have a WaWaon every corner. No booze though.
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Postby asandir » May 3 2007, 3:13

wow .... it's remarkably easy here then, you can purchase alcohol from basically two places, a liquor store or a pub .... you can purchase in whatever quantity you wish, and that's about it.

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Postby gravyluvr » May 5 2007, 14:40

Easy?

Go to the grocery store here... grab burgers, cheese, buns and a case of beer!


Dinner!
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Postby asandir » May 7 2007, 6:09

simple and easy in that there aren't too many choices, and no real quirks :)
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Postby asandir » May 10 2007, 5:48

man, yesterday was just one of those days! and the very best thing that I can think of after a day like that was a beer, icy cold and delicious .... it's just the perfect end for that sucker :D
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Postby asandir » May 31 2007, 2:19

this is whats in my drinkies cupboard at the moment:

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.... .... 8| .... .... hmmm, that last one looks like I mighta got the wrong picture :)
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Postby Kalah » May 31 2007, 2:22

I'd like a couple of those in my cupboard. :)

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Postby asandir » May 31 2007, 2:47

the ice has possibilities, don't skimp!
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 1 2007, 4:54

They must be pretty cramped in there.
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Postby asandir » Jun 1 2007, 5:50

they have sustenance though :D
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Postby gravyluvr » Jun 1 2007, 15:13

Fat Tire Amber Ale - New Belgium Brewing - Fort Collins, CO
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Postby Corribus » Jun 1 2007, 15:15

Is that a recommendation, gravy?
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Postby gravyluvr » Jun 1 2007, 15:17

Yup! Forgot to add that one to my list. Very good beer but you probably won't easily find it East of the Mississippi. Had it in Colorado and St.Louis most recently.
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Postby Corribus » Jun 1 2007, 15:24

gravyluvr wrote:Yup! Forgot to add that one to my list. Very good beer but you probably won't easily find it East of the Mississippi. Had it in Colorado and St.Louis most recently.

Probably not... but I know a place that carries some pretty obscure brews. I'll check it out tonight, as I will probably pick up a select-a-six-pack there on the way to Chinatown for dinner. Sweet and sour sea bass, here I come! :drool:
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 1 2007, 15:43

This is what I'm currently drinking (er...not as we speak, because it's still before noon.) Fuller's ESB.

Here's another of my favorites: Bell's Best Brown.
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Postby Corribus » Jun 1 2007, 15:45

Omega_Destroyer wrote:(er...not as we speak, because it's still before noon.)

Just remember, no matter what time it is where you live, it's 6 PM somewhere. :-D
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jun 1 2007, 15:51

:D Indeed. All this talk of beer is giving me the urge to go buy some more. My fridge still has some space. It's only about 70% beer.

If you can find it, I highly recommend Bell's Hopslam. It's a bit more expensive than your typical IPA but it has an excellant taste.
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Postby asandir » Jun 7 2007, 2:09

Panda tar wrote:but because I really dislike the taste of alcoholic drinks.


that's weird, cause the tastes range to just about everything! even beers range in taste a lot, but then you add spirits and wine and cocktails into the mix it can basically be any taste you want
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