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Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!

Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!

Old Oct 19th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!

Hi guys. Over the past 2 years I have had a beer in all 351 Massachusetts towns and all 169 Connecticut towns and raised over $90k for cancer research.

Next year I am going big and drinking a beer at the best place in each of the 50 states. I am hoping to raise 100s of thousands for cancer research. If you have any suggestions as to any awesome bars that would host fundraisers in your area please let me know. You can reply in the thread or through my website www.usapourtour.com

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Old Oct 19th, 2014, 06:14 PM
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In Florida, I would go to the Lorelei Tiki Bar in Islamorada and watch the sunset over Florida Bay.
In Louisiana, Felix's Oyster Bar in the French Quarter.
In California, have an Anchor Steam at McCormick and Kuleto's in Ghiradelli Square overlooking the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge
In Tennessee, at the bar of the Bluebird Cafe for a night of country music.
In Alabama at the Floribama.
In Texas, have a Shiner Bach at the H3 at the Fort Worth Stock Yard.
In Ohio, have a Hudepohl at a Cincinnati Reds ballgame.
In Nevada at the casino bar of the Wynn.
In Pennsylvania have a Yuengling at Dinardo's Crab House in Philly.
In a South Carolina at the Quarter Deck at the Hilton Head Lighthouse.
In Arizona, at the pool bar at the Phoenician in Scottsdale.
In Washington, at the Pike Place Chowder House.
In New Mexico, at the bar of the Loretto Hotel in Santa Fe.
In Colorado, at the Chuchill Arms in the Brown Palace in Denver.
In New York, at 21.
In DC at Willards in the Intercontinental.
In West Virginia at Slammin' Sammy's at the Greenbrier.
In Kentucky at the Keenland Racetrack in Lexington.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 03:35 AM
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What if instead of going to a bar, you went to a great local brewery. Maybe you could rack up some great corporate donations?
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 06:05 AM
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I think there would be an overwhelming number of choices - and no agreement on "best" bar in a state. What if you refined the criteria a bit. Like best microbrewery, bar with a view, bar in the capital city, etc.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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First you need a new publicist or a new plan of attack. All that work for only $200 in donations per town sounds like too much work for too little payoff. I do applaud your efforts.
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Old Oct 20th, 2014, 09:44 AM
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<any awesome bars that would host fundraisers in your area >
Not the same thing at all as simply showing up for a drink at any of the places on stumpworks' list! And also impossible to answer--I could name bars I like in my city, but how do I know if they would host you??

My advice is to pick the cheapest airport to fly into in each state, then research and contact bars in the vicinity of that airport.
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Old Oct 21st, 2014, 05:24 PM
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I bet Sierra Nevada Brewery would love to host you at their brewery in beautiful, downtown Chico, California.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2014, 01:15 AM
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Florida - Sarasota Brewing Co. - http://www.sarasotabrewing.com/

Illinois - http://www.gooseisland.com/
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Old Oct 22nd, 2014, 07:57 PM
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Here's a map of New Mexico microbreweries. http://nmbeer.org We have a boatload in the Albuquerque area - perhaps one of them would be willing to host a fundraiser.

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Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 01:22 PM
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For California, I was going to suggest Sierra Nevada as well. They are pretty civic-minded and big enough that they can spare some money for donations. Anchor Brewing in SF is another possibility. I don't know the people at Stone (San Diego) but my understanding is that they are also pretty civic-minded, so you could give them a try.

In Colorado, try New Belgium in Fort Collins.
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