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Old Mar 26th 2014, 12:40 am
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Yup...he said that.
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One other thing, continue calling it "San Fran" and a local may attempt to punch you. Fair warning.

What? And risk spilling their half caff. soy latte?
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Out of interest what routes would people take with a 2,500 mile allowance starting in Iowa and ending in Denver??
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Out of interest what routes would people take with a 2,500 mile allowance starting in Iowa and ending in Denver??
Well if Google Maps is correct, you can get from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO via EITHER Yellowstone OR the Grand Canyon in just under 2,000 miles, so your alternatives are either a loop to the north, or an excursion south and west of Colorado.

FWIW visiting Yellowstone AND the Grand Canyon takes over 2,700 miles.
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Out of interest what routes would people take with a 2,500 mile allowance starting in Iowa and ending in Denver??
I've done that. Straight shot I80 to I76. It wasn't fun. I have driven across eastern CO/western KS/western NE many times for work. I agree with Pulaski - either loop north via the Black Hills, SD and come into Colorado from the North but then you have to deal with Wyoming and I-25. If you loop south, you can come into Colorado from New Mexico and drive up 285 which is stunning in places and miss out I-25 altogether.

Or…. you could drive straight Denver because, no matter what, you have to get across some rather dull terrain. It's about 800 miles/10-11 hours depending where you're coming from in Iowa. Then take a round trip from Denver with the rest of your allowance.

Or… drive via the Black Hills to Denver, about 1050 miles and then do a CO road trip with the rest of your allowance. Everything west and south-west of Denver is worth exploring.
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Different states have different laws regarding labeling ad alcohol content. Its possible you could get a slap on the wrist for transporting something that is above the max alcohol percentage for the state, or similar things. Sone states have very low levels, and some like Colorado don't.
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Be sure to save your empties and cash them in while you are in states that have the bottle deposit.
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Be sure to save your empties and cash them in while you are in states that have the bottle deposit.
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Be sure to save your empties and cash them in while you are in states that have the bottle deposit.
Just watch out for state specific labels.

You can't deposit MA bottles in ME and somehow they know. A lot of the bottles have a red stripe either the top or bottom of the label in MA which is a no for ME. Try it in bulk and it's a fine-able offence apparently.

Then again, MA makes it a major ballache to redeem bottles anyway and you can't do water/wine/liquor bottles here unlike other states.
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I was thinking of that!
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Just watch out for state specific labels.

You can't deposit MA bottles in ME and somehow they know. A lot of the bottles have a red stripe either the top or bottom of the label in MA which is a no for ME. Try it in bulk and it's a fine-able offence apparently. Then again, MA makes it a major ballache to redeem bottles anyway and you can't do water/wine/liquor bottles here unlike other states.
If I remember correctly, most "deposit" states are in New England, the north east, and west coast. Travelling from Iowa to Colorado, and a few nearby states, will give few ( if any?) opportunities to reclaim bottle and can deposits.

ETA: A "Tripadvisor" page states that there is only ONE state between Michigan and the west coast that has a deposit law, and that state is Iowa, so to take advantage of that the OP would have to hit the bottle pretty quickly as they will likely be leaving Iowa within a couple of hours, or so, of setting out on the road.

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Seems as good as anywhere to put this.

I just had my best pint in about 10 years. A pint of mild, its about 10 years since my last pint of mild.

The eight I have been in the USA and at least two while I lived in the UK, Mild went so out of fashion, that even when I found some place that served it, there was such a high chance that it was a bad pint (unsold barrel just sitting there unchanged) that I just stopped asking.

Anyway Machine House Mild. A small brewery run by an Englishman in Gerogetown, Seattle. Great stuff.
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"Our goal is to deliver the authentic session beer experience to Seattle, meaning particularly drinkable ales with moderate levels of alcohol and bitterness." That might please tonrob, I know he complains about the lack of such beers here.

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Why on earth not? ..... In my neck of the woods, that appears to be the preferred method of disposing of empty beer bottles and cans while driving.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Seems as good as anywhere to put this.

I just had my best pint in about 10 years. A pint of mild, its about 10 years since my last pint of mild.

The eight I have been in the USA and at least two while I lived in the UK, Mild went so out of fashion, that even when I found some place that served it, there was such a high chance that it was a bad pint (unsold barrel just sitting there unchanged) that I just stopped asking.

Anyway Machine House Mild. A small brewery run by an Englishman in Gerogetown, Seattle. Great stuff.
Machine House Brewery | Traditional English Style Ales | Seattle, WA

"Our goal is to deliver the authentic session beer experience to Seattle, meaning particularly drinkable ales with moderate levels of alcohol and bitterness." That might please tonrob, I know he complains about the lack of such beers here.
That sounds a bit like a confession.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Seems as good as anywhere to put this.

I just had my best pint in about 10 years. A pint of mild, its about 10 years since my last pint of mild.

The eight I have been in the USA and at least two while I lived in the UK, Mild went so out of fashion, that even when I found some place that served it, there was such a high chance that it was a bad pint (unsold barrel just sitting there unchanged) that I just stopped asking.

Anyway Machine House Mild. A small brewery run by an Englishman in Gerogetown, Seattle. Great stuff.
Machine House Brewery | Traditional English Style Ales | Seattle, WA

"Our goal is to deliver the authentic session beer experience to Seattle, meaning particularly drinkable ales with moderate levels of alcohol and bitterness." That might please tonrob, I know he complains about the lack of such beers here.
Nice! Although unfortunately Seattle's about as close to me as Smethwick, so I might still end up getting my mild-fix in the UK for now!

Going here on Sunday though... :thumb up:
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