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2010-06-03 10:19:24 PM
www.majhost.com

Approve
 
2010-06-03 11:01:29 PM
Utah?
 
2010-06-03 11:03:45 PM
A reference to Smokey and the Bandit isn't the Boobies? Are you farking SERIOUS?
 
2010-06-03 11:03:53 PM
I'd drive 200 miles for a steady supply of Pliny the Elder.

/Damn you Vinny...LA isn't that far away.
 
ecl
2010-06-03 11:04:15 PM
No offense australians...
but what a shiathole.
 
2010-06-03 11:04:56 PM
Only to find out it's Fosters...
 
2010-06-03 11:05:53 PM
We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.
 
2010-06-03 11:06:34 PM
It's Australia, what the hell else is there to do?
 
2010-06-03 11:08:37 PM
Brew your own.
 
2010-06-03 11:09:03 PM
"Supermarkets in Australia are not allowed to sell liquor."

Crikey.
 
2010-06-03 11:09:10 PM
Claude Ballse: It's Australia, what the hell else is there to do?

Hunt Kangaroo? Watch the dingos eat your baby?
 
2010-06-03 11:09:35 PM
I drive from Lexington, KY to PA for yuengling.
 
2010-06-03 11:10:57 PM
B Double-E Double-R-U-N

BEER RUN!!!!

All we need is a ten and fiver,
a car and a key and a sober driver

B Double-E Double-R-U-N

Beer run!!
 
2010-06-03 11:11:23 PM
CanYouSeeMe: "Supermarkets in Australia are not allowed to sell liquor."

Crikey.



I'm assuming that they meant all alcohol. Thus, Australia and Pennsylvania have something in common....shiatty liquour/beer laws that deserve to end up in history's dumpster.
 
2010-06-03 11:11:36 PM
Meg. I prefer bottled beer anyway.
 
2010-06-03 11:12:13 PM
Boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarcana.
Link (new window)
 
2010-06-03 11:14:07 PM
Isn't that when it's time to learn how to brew your own beer?
 
2010-06-03 11:14:26 PM
"I've got wine left, but nobody drinks wine out in the middle of nowhere."

If you get 6 months a year over 100F, i dont think i am going to want to trust that wine anyway.
 
2010-06-03 11:15:41 PM
stuhayes2010: Meg. I prefer bottled beer anyway.

They're not driving that far for ten cases' worth of freshly poured pints, you know.
 
2010-06-03 11:15:58 PM
<b><a>wild9</a>:</b> <i>I drive from Lexington, KY to PA for yuengling.</i>


Why do that, they now sell it in West Virginia....
 
ecl
2010-06-03 11:16:38 PM
stuhayes2010: Meg. I prefer bottled beer anyway.

Stewie. Who doesn't?
 
2010-06-03 11:17:35 PM
Steigen: I'd drive 200 miles for a steady supply of Pliny the Elder.

/Damn you Vinny...LA isn't that far away.


This is the only Pliny the Elder I know of. (new window)
 
ecl
2010-06-03 11:18:04 PM
If you read this story go grab a beer.


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
2010-06-03 11:18:04 PM
BadAnalogyGuy
Boys are thirsty in Atlanta Marble Bar and there's beer in Texarcana Nullagine Newman.

East-Bound and Down, loaded up and Land-Trainin'
 
2010-06-03 11:18:12 PM
Would drive 200 miles for a Lowenbrau. All I need is a course of course.
 
2010-06-03 11:18:53 PM
how stupid is the guy who owns the one bar people are driving 100km to?????

spend an extra 50 or 100 bucks or whatever it costs to get that shiat shipped fed-ex overnight, increase your prices to cover the costs (people are still gonna buy it anyway), everyone's happy!

has capitalism not made it to australia yet?
 
2010-06-03 11:20:57 PM
ubermensch: <b><a>wild9</a>:</b> <i>I drive from Lexington, KY to PA for yuengling.</i>


Why do that, they now sell it in West Virginia....shiat, I did not know that. Now I am going to have to locate a place in WV that sells it.
 
2010-06-03 11:21:09 PM
Hero tag broken?
 
2010-06-03 11:21:18 PM
ipeeintheshower: Isn't that when it's time to learn how to brew your own beer?

No kidding. That's pretty easy, although time-intensive.

Using kegs makes it much more efficient however.
 
2010-06-03 11:21:27 PM
the council of thirteen: Utah?

Man, I went there one time and was chumped on my change the first 3 transactions (and called them on it and received correct change).

/watch out for that
//one of the times was at the state liquor store
///the first time I went there they gave me a speeding ticket right as I crossed the border.
////don't pass through Utah when driving to LV
 
2010-06-03 11:21:31 PM
I've driven to Florida for some Oberon.

...well, and to visit my sister...
 
2010-06-03 11:21:35 PM
I think I would just settle for a fresh glass of kangaroo milk,
HummmmmmmmmmmGood
 
2010-06-03 11:21:53 PM
ipeeintheshower
Isn't that when it's time to learn how to brew your own beer?

Dude, it's modern-day Australia. You need 5-hour safety course and license to pick your nose for fear that you might hurt yourself. Brewing at home probably isn't allowed.
 
2010-06-03 11:21:57 PM
Because we're thirsty, dummy.
 
2010-06-03 11:22:07 PM
Damn! I thought I had it bad living in a dry county years ago.
Only had to drive 30 miles to get beer.
Kudos to the B, double E, double R, un. Beer run reference.
 
2010-06-03 11:24:33 PM
Claude Ballse: ipeeintheshower
Isn't that when it's time to learn how to brew your own beer?

Dude, it's modern-day Australia. You need 5-hour safety course and license to pick your nose for fear that you might hurt yourself. Brewing at home probably isn't allowed.


Outside of the US, the Australians are probably the most prolific homebrewers...they're still criminals, but I can look past that.
 
2010-06-03 11:25:22 PM
 
2010-06-03 11:26:49 PM
I made a 600 mile round trip for beer. This one:

draftmag.com
 
2010-06-03 11:28:02 PM
Aww, crap. Look what you done went and did. I'm about to go to bed and you put this picture in the story. Now I want a beer.

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2010-06-03 11:30:45 PM
Steigen: I'd drive 200 miles for a steady supply of Pliny the Elder.

/Damn you Vinny...LA isn't that far away.



My brother flew across the country (from Boston to Santa Rosa) for some special Russian River beer. He was then going to fly down to Disneyland just to deliver it to his wife. Sadly they were out and he instead went on a brewery tour and wound up vomiting on himself after a few too many. I drove his drunk ass home that night. If I ever want some Piny the Elder their brewery is about a half an hour away.
 
2010-06-03 11:31:09 PM
I walked 3 miles (round trip) in a snowstorm for a pack of Camel Filters once. Does that count?
 
2010-06-03 11:31:36 PM
-See, this is where stupid blue laws (or their equivalent measures in Australia) get in the way of business. Without those dumb laws prohibiting sales at markets and such, an enterprising Aussie businessman could load up a semi and make an impromptu delivery of sweet, sweet nectar to these thirsty towns and make a nice profit.

CanYouSeeMe: "Supermarkets in Australia are not allowed to sell liquor."

Crikey.


-This is how I live every day in Pennsylvania. Supermarkets can't sell any alcoholic products, except for a handful of stores across the state that have attached state-run liquor stores (and those stores can only sell wine and liquor, not beer). Want a six-pack, you'll have to visit a bar or a restaurant with a license to sell six-packs. Want a case, you'll have to find a beer distributor that can only sell in full-case quantities or more.

Goddamn stupid booze laws.
 
2010-06-03 11:32:28 PM
looks like a good business oppoutunity to me,unless the laws are really stupid
 
2010-06-03 11:45:27 PM
krelborne: Approve

you pulled this thought from my brain. or i guess maybe the founders put it in both our brains. but either way....need to dl this song right now.
 
2010-06-03 11:49:15 PM
One must be a true lover of beer raging alcoholic to drive 400 miles for one

FTFS
 
ecl
2010-06-03 11:58:04 PM
relaxitsjustme: One must be a true lover of beer raging alcoholic to drive 400 miles for one

FTFS

I'm a dipshiat!

FTFY
 
2010-06-04 12:04:02 AM
I wonder how a population of only 300 people (even considering all of these 300 are spartan roughnecks) are able to empty even the nearest pub miles away.

What is their diet? Lager breakfast, stout lunch and rootbeer on dinner?

Or they are all Blenders?
 
2010-06-04 12:10:34 AM
Why haven't they organized an airlift yet?
 
2010-06-04 12:10:38 AM
lasercannon: Steigen: I'd drive 200 miles for a steady supply of Pliny the Elder.

/Damn you Vinny...LA isn't that far away.


My brother flew across the country (from Boston to Santa Rosa) for some special Russian River beer. He was then going to fly down to Disneyland just to deliver it to his wife. Sadly they were out and he instead went on a brewery tour and wound up vomiting on himself after a few too many. I drove his drunk ass home that night. If I ever want some Piny the Elder their brewery is about a half an hour away.


Your brother was probably going to get some Pliny the Younger. That release is huge, and only going to get more ridiculous in years to come.
Two months ago I drove 150 miles for Kate the Great Day in Portsmouth, NH, and I think that's the farthest I would go for beer. After staying in Portsmouth the previous night, I woke up at 4am to be at the brewery and there were already 250 people in line ahead of me.
I'd like to go to other events like that. They are a lot of fun, but unfortunately Kate is the only big one in New England.
 
ecl
2010-06-04 12:12:55 AM
Acrox: I wonder how a population of only 300 people (even considering all of these 300 are spartan roughnecks) are able to empty even the nearest pub miles away.

What is their diet? Lager breakfast, stout lunch and rootbeer on dinner?

Or they are all Blenders?


Blenders? six beers a day for 100 ppl = 600 x 30 days = ... you starting to get the point? What if 200 of them had 10 beers a day? These are Australians not mincing little nancyboys who enjoy a beer or two with dinner. Blenders?
 
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