I GIVE UP ON HATING WISCONSIN
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
I learned that Bend, Oregon, has at least five outstanding microbrews. When you get the chance, sample any of the following:
1. Good Life Brewery
3. 10 Barrel Brewery
4. Deschutes (of course, they have been a mainstay.
Sat and watched that debacle during the Bend Oktoberfest yesterday. I didn't feel so bad at the end...
ESPN Article highlights the 21 schools that currently sell beer at on-campus stadiums. The list includes a few Power-5 Conference schools (Syracuse, West. Virginia, Louisville) and one Big Ten School Minnesota.
First hand experience has me thinking that based on what I saw at the soccer match earlier this month... That in theory this should be something on the table at all schools for consideration. Conservatively at the soccer match I would not be surprised if 50,000 (probably many more than this) beers were sold in total at $10 a beer. That would be a good amount of revenue across football, basketball, etc.
I know there are other factors and opinions out there, but from what the old timers post on this blog and from what I know from my parents... Michigan Stadium used to be BYOB.
Within the next six months or so, two bar/restaurants with plenty of craft beer options are opening in Ann Arbor. The Beer Grotto, which will specialize in craft beer and local wine is set to open in the fall, and Grand Rapids based HopCat is planning to open in January.
If your brain is tired from figuring out matchups in tomorrow's game, check this out.
There's no language in the world that sounds funnier to me than Dutch.