Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by EgadBananas, Nov 15, 2013.
Probably why we got along so well!
hay man, im not bustin on cali as a whole.... but just like everywhere else cali does have a very particular brand of douche.
What sort of availability is there on Great Raft and Parish brewing in New Orleans? What about Great Raft Old Mad Joy? Probably the coolest beer label I've ever seen.
Parish is easy. Great raft is around but not as easy.
Like hard to come by type of beer, or just something that's not on the shelf?
Parish is at every grocery store in the city. GitM will be the only one that is difficult to find as it gets bought up quickly. Great raft is also in most grocery stores, just not to the same extent as parish. Im not sure about the specific beer you are looking for. Hitting up steins deli when you are in town is your best bet for whatever you are looking for... Just make sure you find the back beer room.
How often is GitM released?
Seeming about every few weeks. It is best to ask the beer guy at whatever store you are in as they are often held in the back. A lot of the time they won't sell you any unless you are buying other things too.
Zwanze at Avenue Pub...is this an open event this year?
Somewhat managable at this point?
I may be road tripping thru there for Zwanze Day, def interested in stopping by.
Any good places to pick up bourbon in New Orleans?
Not a ton. Avenue is great for drinking bourbon. Great selection and generally reasonable prices.
Buying you can check out keife & company, Vieux Carre, and elios.
Thanks. Doesn't need to be Pappy or super rare shit, just maybe a bottle of something nice that doesn't make its way to Seattle.
What's the consensus on:
1: renting a car
2: finding parking
4: walking around at night? Read some things saying to cab everywhere and don't walk out of French Qtr?
Where are you staying? Like any big city there are places you shouldn't wander into on foot but overall walking around isn't a problem. Parking isn't that bad except for fri/sat nights downtown. No idea about a rental. As far as safety is concerned just don't be obnoxious to the locals, or someone may kick the shit out of you. Leave any trump gear you may have at home. This is a multicultural town and racism isn't tolerated at all. Aside from that just keep walking if some random bets you they can tell you where you got your shoes. Compared to most major cities our crime is waaaay down over the last few years.
Unfortunately this isn't really true lol. Be smart, don't go to the projects to buy drugs. There are certain neighborhoods you wouldn't want to walk through at night, but there's no real reason you would be there in the first place.
You can rent a car fairly cheaply here. Parking is really easy. I never pay to park if that gives you an idea, even if I'm going out downtown. Uber is way better than a cab.
overall trend is down since 2010. I promise.
i do think my definition of safe and nophunk definition of safe also probably differ based on personality. i work in project stores all the time. Haven't had a problem (even as a white guy with long hair) in the decade i've been doing this. Your safety has more to do with how you act than where you are imo.
You said compared to other major cities. Anyway, we still have tons of violent crime is the point. I guess the way you act is just as important, hard to say. However, I wouldn't advocate taking a stroll through Central City at night solo.
Were staying in Central City area . House is super nice, neighborhood is a little sketch. We're like a 10 min walk from the Southern Food museum?
I mean there are really cool historic homes there. I have friends that live there. Avenue Pub is right across the street. It is pretty ghetto but also rapidly gentrifying. If you are close to St. Charles, that is much better than being deep in the neighborhood towards Claiborne. If you are conscious of your surroundings and not being an idiot, you should be ok. I bike solo in Central City at night all the time for what it's worth. I just said I wouldn't advocate doing that haha! I'm 26 and not a prime target IMO. My parents don't go hang out there though if you catch my drift.
Yeah I mean I'm 31 and the gf is 33, and we're definitely not trying to act a fool or cause problems. And we're both just as bummed out about God King Drumpf, so we're honestly trying to avoid any political discussions.
Thinking about hitting up:
NOLA brewing and Urban South before Hitting Magazine St?
Went to Domilese's and Toups already