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Old 04-06-2009   #1
Breckenridge, Colorado
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beer on the river

I know i will get some rediculous answers, but its mountain buzz oh well. Im going down the grand canyon in 3 weeks. Our TL just bought 1250 cans of beer...some oil cans, some normal, some malt liquor. This is for starters. We are a group of 8 for 20 days. Despite bringing liquor as well, how much would you bring? We were thinking 3 handles or so per person of your favorite liquor as well.

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Old 04-06-2009   #2
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If my math is right, thats little over seven beers per person per day. Combine that with the liquor and I think you might be pretty close.

But being more of a beer aficionado and on the slower days maybe some day drinking, I would probably bump it to between 10-12 beers per person per day, but that probably also suggests I have a problem.

But its the Grand Canyon and I would hate to be thirsty

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Old 04-06-2009   #3
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We just got off a 21day trip. I didn't seem to drink near as much as expected FWIW,you're always dealing with wind(sometimes)boils and eddy lines(and rapids) if you're the one oaring....
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Old 04-06-2009   #4
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The golden ration that has never let me down...
1 6-pack per person per day and an extra 12-pack per person per week.

This ratio has worked perfectly for me for over 10 years and many many trips.
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Old 04-06-2009   #5
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Boy we are just a bunch of alcholics looking for a 7-20 day binge!
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Old 04-06-2009   #6
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My theory: if you get cheap-ass beer you swill it. If you get good canned beer (Dale's Pale, Fat Tire, Newcastle Brown, Modelo Especial, Pilsner Urquell, Point) you tend to drink less.

Four a day (or five if it's really hot) is my limit.
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Old 04-06-2009   #7
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they make pilsner urquell in cans? sometimes I get a little tired of PBR all the time...a who am I kidding I never get tired of PBR but still it would be nice. Where can you find the cans of PU?
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Old 04-06-2009   #8
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its like a gun

Beer is like a gun, a pfd, or spare oars; it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Cash is about useless down there so if you want to trade for something beer is good. I gave away 6 30 packs and took 16 more home. You need to be prepared for anything and that includes losing a boat full of beer. We took 28 beers per person per day and that worked out great.
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Old 04-06-2009   #9
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The local beer shop has Urquell in 16-oz. tallboys in 4-packs. Sort of a nice change. I also drink a lot of Fosters, which tastes good at river temps.

Point beer (from Wisconsin) has the most beautiful can on earth: a really vivid deep blue. I went on a river trip with a guy from there and he brought a couple cases: unforgettable.
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kettle house from missoula makes an ipa and a scottish ale in cans. Never seen pu in a can would be nice. check out tap-a-draft systems for your favorites filled at your local brewery. uses co2 or nitrogen cartridges stays fresh for weeks!

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