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Offline Yankee Dog

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 09:14:58 PM »
Singing River is more polished than we like.  Bluewater is much smaller. The folks behind the bar are still the ones brewing the beer.  An in my opinion anyway, the beer is more full flavored. 

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 09:25:54 PM »
Well that's good to hear, I now have a new destination to visit in Florence!
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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2017, 07:54:10 AM »
It looks like you are heading towards Gulf Shores.  There is a place called Big Beach Brewery (300 E. 24TH AVE.
GULF SHORES, AL 36542).  You may want to stop by.  We live in the area so we might could meet you for dinner.  Just let us know.  Looks like an awesome ride. 

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 08:28:50 AM »
You'll enjoy Fairhope. Wish I was in town, I'd meet up with ya, but in Cincinnati right now.

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2017, 01:04:53 PM »
Mobile Bay Ferry.  Almost there








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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2017, 01:17:28 PM »
Growing up in Mississippi, I always hated Laurel.  To me, it was just a dump that had to be traversed on the way to Hattiesburg and Gulfport.

A few years ago (ten...?), the Yamaha motorcycle dealer in Meridian closed and moved shop to Laurel.  I always liked that shop.  Good Christian owners, fair prices, good service.

Now with a brewery there, I have two reasons to visit Laurel.  Guess that I will have to revisit my old negative perception and see if it is time to change.

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2017, 01:32:37 PM »
Breweries appear to be popping up all over in Mississippi.  I believe you will have choices. 


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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2017, 04:39:55 PM »
You should be enjoying a Fairhope 51 Pale Ale right about now. If you like IPA's then the Take the Causeway is good. If you like Stout's then it's the Judge Roy Bean.

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2017, 07:24:02 PM »
We enjoyed a few



Didn't get to all of them




We have had the 51 and Judge Roy before so we tried a few of the new ones.  I really tried to like them. But sours, ciders and jalapeƱo are just not my thing.  I drank the IPA which was good, left the rest to Bratso and continued on with a Judge Roy Bean which was outstanding as I knew it would be. 

The tap room is really nice and I was kind of surprised that it was almost empty.  Ah well. They close at 7:00pm tonight so it delivery tonight.  This trip has been full of great beer.   Great food, not so much.  Ya got to have your priorities. 


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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2017, 08:03:44 PM »
As for the ride. We are on a motorcycle remember.   We did run into a bit of dirt, or shall I say sand. 




We really lucked out with the Mobile Bay Ferry.  It was HOT and the cars were backed up when we arrived,  but it seems they will squeeze motorcycles into the cracks so we rolled on the moment we got there and departed not long after. 



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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2017, 08:27:55 PM »
Tomorrow's route. Destination Enterprise.   No brewery there but not many are open on a Monday. 




I wish we had known about Big Beach. It was right on route.  But move on we must.  This is a destination trip.  Not so much the journey

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2017, 09:10:05 PM »
This is a destination trip.  Not so much the journey

Oh, what a sadly backwards approach.  ;D

Beats being forced to work though.  :'(

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2017, 07:40:11 AM »
This is a destination trip.  Not so much the journey

Oh, what a sadly backwards approach.  ;D

Beats being forced to work though.  :'(

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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2017, 07:52:21 AM »
This is an awesome idea!

Let us know if you make a trip inland away from the borders! Birmingham has a couple places that still have the micro brewery feel!
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Re: Alabama the Beautiful.
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2017, 08:42:33 PM »
No brewery today.  Couldn't find one open and on route.  Tomorrow is the Chatahoocee Brewery in Phoenix City.  There will be fireworks.