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Old 03-20-2011   #21
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I would second the suggestion of Upslope pale ale. Higher alcohol content, not too light, but still drinkable.

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Old 03-20-2011   #22
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Oscar Blues (Lyons, TX)

bzzzz. Lyons, CO, please! Whatever they make - seriously good stuff. Sippin a Gubna right now. Way good. Might not be my first choice for GC hydration. A bunch of Dales in the mix would be good tho. Funny, all the Swiss on our trip had Coors and crap and it was the first year Fatties came in a can....

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Old 03-20-2011   #23
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Oscar Blues (Lyons, TX)
bzzzz. Lyons, CO, please!
Sorry god damn copy and paste
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Old 03-20-2011   #24
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this might sound blasphemous but thats an awful lot of weight to carry. I've never done the grand but usually like to have a light beer over lunch, a dark beer right pulling off the river, and then stick with jungle juice as its a lot less weight to carry everclear than it is to carry beer.

then again if someone else has the beer on their boat I usually do a beer an hour to try and keep up with the group and then we switch to jungle juice out of necessity on day 3 ...
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Old 03-20-2011   #25
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dont forget to check out McGaws smoke and beer shop on Butler and San Fran in Flagstaff. there is a huge canned selection. Many different beers from the cork and Bottle.
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Old 03-20-2011   #26
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I'm headed down the Grand Canyon in a month for the first time (25 day trip). I'm not sure how much or what beer to order. Being a chick, and a lightweight at that, my guess is that I'd drink about four beers a day, plus plenty of red wine at night. PBR is my cheap beer of choice, so I think I'll order a couple cases of that, but life is too short to drink cheap beer all the time. I'm a big fan of dark beers: brown ales, black ales, porters, and stouts. Not a fan of IPA's.

Here's a list of the beer we have to choose from (Cork 'N Bottle, Flagstaff):
Modelo Especial
Bud Light
Michelob Ultra Light
Coors (30pk)
Anchor Steam
Amstel Light
Coors Light
Dundee Honey Brown
MGD (30pk)
Dales Pale Ale
Miller Light
Steam Engine Lager
Modelo Especial
Old Milwaukee
Newcastle Brown Ale
Anchor Steam

I think I'll go for some Boddingtons, Guinness, Newcastle, Anchor Steam, and Dundee Honey Brown. the trouble is, I'm not sure what comes in cases, what comes in 4- 6- or 12- packs (since when you find some of these beers its usually in bottles). Does anyone have experience ordering from this company? Any suggestions?
After a few days go by, it always comes down to, if you can't be with the beer you love, love the beer you'er with.
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Old 03-20-2011   #27
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Third props on the Bud Light lime. Ignore the ridicule. Also reminds me of the Chelada product Bud makes. It's clamato and beer in a good ratio. Reach for those when the stomach is hungry and there is no time to make a proper snack. A meal in a can.
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Old 03-21-2011   #28
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8 Beers / Person / Day is the rule on the Grand Canyon. You don't need high alcohol content b/c you are not trying to get drunk off the beer. You are just having a delicious beer.
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Old 03-21-2011   #29
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Originally Posted by craporadon View Post
8 Beers / Person / Day is the rule on the Grand Canyon. You don't need high alcohol content b/c you are not trying to get drunk off the beer. You are just having a delicious beer.
Assuming 15 people for 25 days...8 beers/person*25*15=3000. One beer = .78 pounds. 3000*.78=2340pounds. One metric ton = 2204 pounds.

That's a ton of delicious beer.
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Old 03-21-2011   #30
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Everyone has missed that Fat Tire and Sunsine Wheat are now available in cans from New Belgium Brewery.

I find Fat Tire to be a wee heavy for a hot day on the water (I entrirely agree with SWOBO), but a Sunshine slides down the back of the throat very nicely during the day and Fat Tires do the same in camp.

You don't specify that all of the 27 beers come in cans. I woud strongly suggest that you consider cans only as they are generally easier to deal with empty and you'll never have to deal with broken glass.

I would be surprised if Fat Tire & Sunshine cans are not available in Jackson.

Prior to Fat Tire and Sunshine I floated almost entirely with Corona and Tecate.

Good luck

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