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Postby Sanchex » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:42 pm

I'm going to be in Thunder Bay soon for an entire week.... please, someone tell me it isn't a beer wasteland.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:05 pm

There used to be a couple places there. A brewery that closed last year, which was Great White North Craft Brewery. I still have a bottle of their pale ale.

The second place closed a couple years ago I think, which was some sort of brewpub.

Your best bet might be finding an LCBO "A" store and staying home.
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Postby Sanchex » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:18 pm

I was looking through the Thunder Bay tourism site and under Microbreweries, they listed UB Brewing and Thunder Bay Winery & Brew Shoppe? Anyone heard of these?
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Postby GregClow » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:19 pm

Sanchex wrote:I was looking through the Thunder Bay tourism site and under Microbreweries, they listed UB Brewing and Thunder Bay Winery & Brew Shoppe? Anyone heard of these?


Probably u-brews, I would guess.
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Postby markaberrant » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:10 am

talk to demcorhip on BeerAdvocate.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:28 am

You could also pop on over to Wisconsin.
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Postby Jon Walker » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:38 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:You could also pop on over to Wisconsin.


If you do pick your destination carefully. I drove through Wisconsin on my last roadtrip and the selection was iffy in most places...unless you want a bunch of Old Milwaukee.
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Postby Sanchex » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:14 pm

markaberrant wrote:talk to demcorhip on BeerAdvocate.

Thanks. I sent him a message and he was really helpful. Will definitely try to fit in a trip to Minnesota... maybe even make it as far as Superior, Wisconsin.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:24 pm

Not sure if you completed the trip or not, but the very few craft beer drinkers usually hit Minnesota and load up. The Lakehead is prettymuch a wasteland for beer.
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Postby Sanchex » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:17 pm

yep. i took a drive up to grand marais, had dinner at the gunflint tavern, tried some summit red and surly coffee bender. afterwards i popped into the city liquor store and stocked up on surly bender, furious, and new belgium ranger just to name a few. the trip made tbay a little more bearable.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 pm

Sanchex wrote:yep. i took a drive up to grand marais, had dinner at the gunflint tavern, tried some summit red and surly coffee bender. afterwards i popped into the city liquor store and stocked up on surly bender, furious, and new belgium ranger just to name a few. the trip made tbay a little more bearable.



The fly fishing there is also excellent by the way.
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