Pales in Comparison Tour Route

Trying to plan a route across the U.S. that takes us to small town brew pubs is no easy task. But here it is, the best laid plans…
The route...Bend, OR (home of Deschutes and 10 Barrell Brewery)

Lewiston, ID (stopping at Paradise Creek Brewery in Pullman, WA along the way.)

Stevensville, MT (sauntering over from the Stevensville Hotel to Black Smith Brewing Company.)

Fort Peck, MT (Not seeing a brewery. We just want to stay here. We’ll pull some Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Torpedo out of the stash in the trunk of our car.)

Bismark, ND (Heading over to Laughing Sun Brewing.)

St. Cloud, MN (Beaver Island Brew, and bonus, a trampoline park!)

Madison, WI (Vintage Brewing Co and a Bacon, Beer, and BBQ Fest!)

Toledo, OH (visiting Jeff’s friend–and former high school partner from Quick-as-a-Wink Juggling Company–Gary. There may be a switch from hops to rye, but Gary says we’re also going to Black Cloister Brewing Company. #ftw)

Leesburg, VA (visiting Kim’s long time friend, Lisa. Definitely hops and sparkling grapes involved.)

Roanoke, VA (stopping at Bulls & Bones on the way.)

Asheville, NC (the mother ship: Sierra Nevada Brewery. Re-calibrating the beer palate.)

Nashville, TN (breweries TBA)

Searcy, AR (back to the Sierra Nevada stash we’ve stowed in the trunk.)

Norman, OK (more Sierra Nevada.)

Amarillo, TX (we think the RV Museum is a must stop.)

Albuquerque, NM (Kim’s looking forward to a return to Two Fools Tavern with Sierra Nevada on tap.)

Flagstaff, AZ (Flagstaff Brewing Company, Mother Road Brewing Company, and Lumberyard Brewing Company are close enough for a walking tour…7 minutes side to side)

Vegas! (seeing Rush 40th Anniversary Tour!)

Ely, NV (so we can stay at our favorite kitsch hotel: Hotel Nevada. And drive the loneliest highway as we head for home…)


  4 comments for “Pales in Comparison Tour Route

  1. Karissa
    June 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    There is a highly recommended beer place in Asheville called The Thirsty Monk (apparently they have free beers…plus that’s just a cool name.)

  2. Harry and Sandy
    June 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Wishing you a well deserved extraordinary Trip.

  3. Mindy
    July 5, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Deschutes opened their eastern location in Roanoke. You could compare their Mirror Pond to the original!

    • July 6, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Yes! That’s the plan Mindy. We are staying within walking distance of the Roanoke location!

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