Dry states or it counties???

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  1. EXRM193

    EXRM193 Been here awhile

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    :mad? Please, Please,Please tell me that next year on our coast to coast trip, that after a long day on the road, dodging the speeding tickets and the stray bullets from nearby shootings. Battling with the elements and the riding position on our trusty Hardly Ableson`s, that we`re not going to end up booking in to a hotel/motel only to be told no beer.

    How will know if it`s a "Dry" state/county????
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  2. Exurban

    Exurban Been here awhile

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    The worse news is that in much of this country if you do find a beer it will likely be Bud, Miller or Coors. yuk. I don't know if there is an easy way to find dry counties or towns but here's a start http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_county Thankfully, they are the exception and not the rule. You should be fine.
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  3. usgser

    usgser Long timer

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    You'll run into dry counties/towns down in the south east but no dry states. And yeah generic American beer sucks but imports are available usually. Once you get out west though there are a lot of micro breweries that do make some "excellent" beer.
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  4. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    beer snobs :rofl


    "I like my beer wet, thin, yeller and served so cold it's almost frozen"

    phuck a buncha warm, thick Eee-you're-a-peein beer (and clones of same)
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  5. EXRM193

    EXRM193 Been here awhile

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    It`s not proper beer though is it?:rofl

    You guys need a proper "pint" We call it Bitter.

    It`s brown

    It`s warm

    It`s a mouthgasm...MMMMMMMM :1drink
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  6. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Some states are dry on Sundays, except for restaurants.
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  7. Team Dennis

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    Hard liquor in a plastic bottle comes to mind.:evil
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  8. Lone Rider

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    Thank goodness for the close OK border. :D
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  9. Jamie Z

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    'Round here, there are some dry counties. How can you tell? Generally you have to ask. On occasion you might see a sign out front of a convenience store which says something like "Last chance to buy beer before Washington County." But I've never seen anything official posted at the border.

    You can always stop and ask a convenience store clerk if this or that county is dry, or if you can buy beer on Sundays.

    My experience is that I'll be unable to find some beer in the cooler, only to ask and find out too late that I've stopped in the middle of a dry county.

    Jamie
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  10. ezrydr

    ezrydr Dead Man Riding

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    Arkansas is one of the worst states that way; I don't know the numbers but I'd guess maybe half the counties are dry, maybe even more. The good news is that Arkansas counties are very tiny so it's usually not all that big a deal to ride over to the next county for booze.

    I think Texas has some dry counties too but I don't know anything about it.

    I don't know a reliable and up-to-date source of information, but one way you sometimes can spot a dry county is the presence of liquor stores and the occasional honky tonk out in the country, away from any towns but quite close to the next county line.

    Usually when a county has been voted dry it's the result of a silent coalition by the local church leaders and the local bootleggers. Of course the result is a huge increase in automotive crashes and fatalities along the road leading to the nearest wet-county line, especially on payday evenings.
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  11. braindead0

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    We've got dry cities here in Ohio and all liquor has to be purchased in state run stores (beware the watered down hooch they sell in stores, it looks like the regular branded stuff but it's 'diluted' ..says so in small text).

    Here's a good reference, not sure how accurate but it's a start:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_the_United_States_by_state
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  12. Lone Rider

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    They do, and the counties are quite a bit larger than those in AR. :cry
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  13. mike25

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  14. crooked roads

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    Funny you brought that up I was in food city store in VA. I was so surprised about 40 types of single beers of brands from everywhere.
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  15. Exurban

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    In Virginia? There's hope for this country yet.
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    why not just bring some along :dunno
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    Some stop selling beer on Sundays around 6pm. Kansas comes to mind, July,2006.
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    Just do a Google map search for "County Line Liquor Store"
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  19. Lone Rider

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    As mentioned before, Arkansas can blow goat balls. Sober all day Sunday, drunk on Monday...praise be whatever....
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  20. Lone Rider

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    I'm not sure if it's still the same, but Hwy 64 in NC between the Triangle area and headed down to CLT used to be really bad. Several counties there fighting off evil spirits....

    I remember doing something like an 80 mile round trip out in west TX to bring home some bacon.

    SC can also be bible thumping turf.
    Hell, IIRC, the county Savannah resides in is dry on Sundays too, 'cept the bar/restaurants.
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