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2008-07-07 07:11:23 PM  
Is this even a consideration?
 
2008-07-07 07:17:01 PM  
Whamdangler:Is this even a consideration?

oh, hell no.
 
2008-07-07 07:17:48 PM  
FTA -- Beer sustains economies across Wisconsin

Beer: Is there anything it can't do?
 
2008-07-07 07:22:59 PM  
Good Lord, that was a long article. I just skimmed through it and I'm already thirsty!

/to da fridge
 
2008-07-07 07:50:23 PM  
From Lewis Black: "I love Wisconsin. I love coming here. I perform here a lot, because I've discovered that you people apparently have some sort of federal grant for drinking. It's - you're insane! You pay less for liquor than anybody I know anywhere in the country. Nobody pays less for liquor than you! What'd you, wh- ho- HOW? I don't know if you're using that farm subsidy money, or if you're just hijacking liquor trucks, but this is farkin' insane."
(person from the audience) "It's volume, Lewis!"
"Is it volume? It's unbe-farkin'-lievable. It's staggering! I come here 'cause basically if I spend four days here drinking, even with the plane ticket it's cheaper than drinkin' in New York! How do you know when it's New Year's? That's the big mystery to me! What's the difference? I've been in bars here, and it's like New Year's every fark night! Oh, New Year's, that's when w-w-we drink with hats on. I've been drunker here than anyplace else I've been in my life. And remember this: you are not, you are not alcoholics. You, and my hat is off, are professionals."
 
2008-07-07 07:56:08 PM  
He who controls the beer, controls the universe!

The beer must flow....
 
2008-07-07 07:59:58 PM  
images.cafepress.com

Since I stole borrowed this image directly from a site which stole borrowed it from it's original source, I should mention that it's a shirt available for purchase from Some CafePress site (new window)

Whew!
 
2008-07-07 08:02:18 PM  
There is an alternative that may yet dominate someday: cannabis. If the one industry displaces the other then the results might turn out to be even more sustainable and ecologically friendly industries. Legalize it or admit that you are just scared of competition.
 
2008-07-07 08:06:26 PM  
m0llusk:There is an alternative that may yet dominate someday: cannabis

Yeah yeah yeah, people have been spouting that shiat for forty years, and it ain't gonna happen. No way, no how. Deal.
 
2008-07-07 08:10:27 PM  
m0llusk:There is an alternative that may yet dominate someday: cannabis. If the one industry displaces the other then the results might turn out to be even more sustainable and ecologically friendly industries. Legalize it or admit that you are just scared of competition.

At least cannabis doesn't explode when you try to distill it in your shed.
 
2008-07-07 08:10:53 PM  
Question for long-time Farkers: What does this mean? (deleted: Image swapped out for another)

I got excited over the pic of the New Glarus tap (from the article) and put it on here. It went away, but the reason was the above listed. Me confused.


/New Glarus Spotted Cow
//Yum!
 
2008-07-07 08:23:06 PM  
submitter:Wisconsin's Farkistan's economy might collapse and the fabric of society ripped apart if alcohol was ever made illegal there

FIFY, yah.
 
2008-07-07 08:28:41 PM  
I grew up in Milwaukee (West Allis to be specific)
On my four block walk to grade school I passed 5 bars and two liquor stores. I left before hitting 21 so I never did get to see any of them aside from peering in the door as I walked by.

From what I recall, most of them were a lot like Moe's from The Simpsons. You could see the names of each bar plastered across the back of a softball or bowling team jacket if you looked for them around the neighborhood.
 
2008-07-07 08:32:52 PM  
dillenger69:I grew up in Milwaukee (West Allis to be specific)
On my four block walk to grade school I passed 5 bars and two liquor stores. I left before hitting 21 so I never did get to see any of them aside from peering in the door as I walked by.

From what I recall, most of them were a lot like Moe's from The Simpsons. You could see the names of each bar plastered across the back of a softball or bowling team jacket if you looked for them around the neighborhood.


My friend, you just described every bar in Wisconsin.

/Used to live in La Crosse--that city is a lush's paradise.
 
2008-07-07 08:58:01 PM  
tukatz:I got excited over the pic of the New Glarus tap (from the article) and put it on here. It went away, but the reason was the above listed. Me confused.

you hotlinked an image that was replaced on the server end with something else, so it was removed?

just a guess
 
2008-07-07 09:41:00 PM  
Lake Louie
Capital Brewery
Tyranena
Great Dane
Milwaukee Ale House
Lakefront Cafe
New Glarus
Water Street
Ale Asylum

... and the list of Great Wisconsin Breweries goes on !!!
 
2008-07-07 10:14:10 PM  
My dad is busy spending my inheritance here (new window). He's the old guy sitting down to flirt at 7 seconds.
 
2008-07-07 10:44:04 PM  
It survived Prohibition before, it should survive it again.
 
2008-07-07 10:45:48 PM  
rocinante721:Lake Louie
Capital Brewery
Tyranena
Great Dane
Milwaukee Ale House
Lakefront Cafe
New Glarus
Water Street
Ale Asylum

... and the list of Great Wisconsin Breweries goes on !!!



Excellent choices!
 
2008-07-07 10:46:27 PM  
PainInTheASP:Used to live in La Crosse--that city is a lush's paradise.

Live there now (above the Popcorn Tavern on 4th if you remember it)...yea, we drink a ton here.
 
2008-07-07 10:47:08 PM  
dillenger69:I grew up in Milwaukee (West Allis to be specific)
On my four block walk to grade school I passed 5 bars and two liquor stores. I left before hitting 21 so I never did get to see any of them aside from peering in the door as I walked by.

From what I recall, most of them were a lot like Moe's from The Simpsons. You could see the names of each bar plastered across the back of a softball or bowling team jacket if you looked for them around the neighborhood.


Originally from Greendale myself. We didn't have those, but we're still almost neighbors.

rocinante721:Ale Asylum

They just lost their original restaurant in Madison last week. (Used to work there, they suddenly shut down.)
 
2008-07-07 10:47:53 PM  
I live "in the stix" in WI and I am getting a kick out of these replies.... while drinking some Spotted Cow
 
2008-07-07 10:49:40 PM  
Wisconsin has the fourth-highest number of permits to import and sell alcohol at the wholesale level, behind California, Colorado and Washington. In the 8th Congressional District, which includes much of the Fox Cities, the beer industry contributed $231 million to the economy, according to the Beer Institute.


It would be awesome to have "Beer Institute" on my resume.
 
2008-07-07 10:50:20 PM  
I live "in the stix" in WI and I am getting a kick out of these replies.... while drinking some Spotted Cow

Better than Farking the cow.
 
2008-07-07 10:51:40 PM  
ty stick:I live "in the stix" in WI and I am getting a kick out of these replies.... while drinking some Spotted Cow

Better than Farking the cow.


100% true.
 
2008-07-07 10:52:34 PM  
Why again should alcohol be made illegal? Because every civilization since the dawn of mankind has found some sort of mind-altering substance, and this needs to be stopped? Because prohibition worked so well the first time? Correct me if I'm mistaken, but is Wisconsin known for being a good time kind of place?
 
2008-07-07 10:53:50 PM  
Mmm.. Spotted Cow. I live in Hales Corners (just outside Milwaukee) and we frequent the corner bar (The Bosch) and drink only Spotted Cow. Oddly enough, I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and really don't get into beer much. I'll drink it now and then, but I much prefer a mixed drink or soda.

Of course, that won't stop me from taking the Miller tour. As the billboard says, some cities don't have free beer tours. :D
 
2008-07-07 10:54:03 PM  
GoRedSoxGo:They just lost their original restaurant in Madison last week. (Used to work there, they suddenly shut down.)

REally? But Dean is still brewing, right?

Was a MHTG member the 2 years I was in Madtown (back when he was at Angelic). Now in the greater Philly area, which ain't too shabby!!!

Philly is a MAJOR growing beer geek town; esp regarding Belgian beer
 
2008-07-07 10:54:47 PM  
Mr. Gunn:Why again should alcohol be made illegal? Because every civilization since the dawn of mankind has found some sort of mind-altering substance, and this needs to be stopped? Because prohibition worked so well the first time? Correct me if I'm mistaken, but is Wisconsin known for being a good time kind of place?

Calm down, Francis. Nobody's honestly thinking about prohibition. Well, nobody who's in a position to do anything about it.
 
2008-07-07 10:55:28 PM  
TheFlyingGoat:Mmm.. Spotted Cow. I live in Hales Corners (just outside Milwaukee) and we frequent the corner bar (The Bosch) and drink only Spotted Cow. Oddly enough, I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and really don't get into beer much. I'll drink it now and then, but I much prefer a mixed drink or soda.

Of course, that won't stop me from taking the Miller tour. As the billboard says, some cities don't have free beer tours. :D


Again, neighbors!
 
2008-07-07 10:57:04 PM  
Actually Ale Asylum is still open, was just there Saturday night. Angelic is the one that closed
 
2008-07-07 10:58:12 PM  
GoRedSoxGo:TheFlyingGoat:Mmm.. Spotted Cow. I live in Hales Corners (just outside Milwaukee) and we frequent the corner bar (The Bosch) and drink only Spotted Cow. Oddly enough, I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and really don't get into beer much. I'll drink it now and then, but I much prefer a mixed drink or soda.

Of course, that won't stop me from taking the Miller tour. As the billboard says, some cities don't have free beer tours. :D

Again, neighbors!


My problem is that there is no one to drink WITH around me. :(

Hail Tomah!
 
2008-07-07 10:58:12 PM  
colslax:PainInTheASP:Used to live in La Crosse--that city is a lush's paradise.

Live there now (above the Popcorn Tavern on 4th if you remember it)...yea, we drink a ton here.


Oh, HELL yes! We used to start out the night there--they didn't paint over the walls in the back room, did they?

/Popcorn, Happenings, Yesterdays, The Library, Dusty's, The Helm, Spanky's.
//And then we'd cross the street and head back south.
///No wonder I flunked out of college. Twice.
 
2008-07-07 10:58:17 PM  
They could stand to thin the deer herd a bit.

.
 
2008-07-07 10:58:29 PM  
When in Rome Madison....

Great Dane Pub & Brewery (new window)

Have a "Growler" and a Dane Burger (no onion for me)
 
2008-07-07 10:59:06 PM  
netwrksman:Actually Ale Asylum is still open, was just there Saturday night. Angelic is the one that closed

Yeah, but the Angelic was one of the first places to carry Ale Asylum. Actually, it was brewed there for a long time.
 
2008-07-07 10:59:43 PM  
rocinante721:GoRedSoxGo:They just lost their original restaurant in Madison last week. (Used to work there, they suddenly shut down.)

REally? But Dean is still brewing, right?

Was a MHTG member the 2 years I was in Madtown (back when he was at Angelic). Now in the greater Philly area, which ain't too shabby!!!

Philly is a MAJOR growing beer geek town; esp regarding Belgian beer


... and I got a email saying that ANGELIC, now a beer bar, suddenly closed their doors last week.

My Sunday ritual was doing laundry down the street from Angelic, go there for lunch (always French Onion Soup & 1/2 order nachos) while skipping out to move my stuff from washer to dryer.

Ahhh ... memories !!!

Thurs/Fri nights were always at the Capital Biergarten.

Last year I was there, I lived in walking distance of the then-new Great Dane-Fitchburg. They also had a great cigar store in that mall w/ a small bar in back with good beer & spirits. And the Casa de Lana (?) restaurant, where I would get a different high-end tequila (neat; snifter) every pay-day.
 
2008-07-07 10:59:46 PM  
As a displaced Cheesehead living in a Muslim country, I am getting depressed by these replies.

/I miss me some Lakefront Cattail Ale.
//And Sprechers beer AND root beer.
///And Spotted Cow
//And now the only thing that can cheer me up...
/..is a slashie mountain.
 
2008-07-07 11:00:56 PM  
Subjunctive, motherfarker! Do you speak it?
 
2008-07-07 11:01:13 PM  
Phil the SWO:As a displaced Cheesehead living in a Muslim country, I am getting depressed by these replies.

/I miss me some Lakefront Cattail Ale.
//And Sprechers beer AND root beer.
///And Spotted Cow
//And now the only thing that can cheer me up...
/..is a slashie mountain.


/raises bottle
CHEERS!
 
2008-07-07 11:01:47 PM  
R.A.Danny:My dad is busy spending my inheritance here (new window). He's the old guy sitting down to flirt at 7 seconds.

Dude that is the town over from where I live. Love that bar.
 
2008-07-07 11:02:57 PM  
I work here so I am really getting a kick out of these replies....

Mix in some cocaine and he approved - NSFYOU (new window)
 
2008-07-07 11:04:48 PM  
My ex lives there. She keeps telling me how she misses it here. In fact, the only time she calls me is when she's drunk. I'm gonna not call her and see how long it takes for her to call me. With how much she says she drinks it shouldn't be long.
/and to think she's said I drink too much
 
2008-07-07 11:05:29 PM  
thelordofcheese:My ex lives there. She keeps telling me how she misses it here. In fact, the only time she calls me is when she's drunk. I'm gonna not call her and see how long it takes for her to call me. With how much she says she drinks it shouldn't be long.
/and to think she's said I drink too much


SHES A KEEPER
 
2008-07-07 11:05:41 PM  
make me some tea:
At least cannabis doesn't explode when you try to distill it in your shed.


Now, when is the last time you tried to distill cannabis in your shed? do you really know if distilled cannabis will not explode? No, you don't.

However, weed liquor is a wonderful idea...wow, they really need to legalize weed
 
2008-07-07 11:05:50 PM  
Norad:m0llusk:There is an alternative that may yet dominate someday: cannabis

Yeah yeah yeah, people have been spouting that shiat for forty years, and it ain't gonna happen. No way, no how. Deal.


Once all of the old farkers die off it will most definitely 'happen'

/I got five on it
 
2008-07-07 11:07:23 PM  
dillenger69:I grew up in Milwaukee (West Allis to be specific)
On my four block walk to grade school I passed 5 bars and two liquor stores. I left before hitting 21 so I never did get to see any of them aside from peering in the door as I walked by.


One of the reasons I love Milwaukee so much. I got my first place in South Milwaukee where in some areas there are 4 bars on every corner.

Churches would be in deep trouble too if alcohol were ever made illegal. Anyone whose ever been to one of our church festivals would certainly understand (if you haven't, just picture a big outdoor party with rock bands, beer, liquor raffles, and usually some sort of gambling). A few churches have resisted the urge to go this route, but they don't get many people and certainly don't raise nearly the amount of money the others do.
 
2008-07-07 11:07:33 PM  
Madison - +200k people surrounded by breweries.

We got Capital and JT's to the west, New Glarus (Spotted Cow) to the south, Angelic and the Great Dane downtown, Ale Asylum on the east side, Tyranena out in Lake Mills,, scattered breweries throughout the north country, and a little place called Canada is up there somewhere (I hear they brew a little beer there). Milwaukee brews a bit too.
 
2008-07-07 11:07:38 PM  
I have a net friend in Wisconsin, and he hates purple...
 
2008-07-07 11:10:46 PM  
SilentStrider:From Lewis Black:

That was awesome because it was so easy to picture him delivering it. Great comedian.
 
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