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radiationroom
June 26th, 2011, 08:51 PM
If you ever get to the Harrisburg PA area plan your Saturday afternoon to take the Troegs Brewery Tour (http://www.troegs.com/brewery_tours.aspx) and sample their beer offerings. Well worth the time, effort, and the seven buxx for the beer sampler.

:beer: :very happy: :beer: :very happy: :beer: :Thumbsup: :Thumbsup: :vuvu: :vuvu:

www.troegs.com (http://www.troegs.com)

overeasy
June 27th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Big fan of their Troegenator. :vuvu:

shlampe
June 28th, 2011, 09:22 PM
If you ever make it out to easton, check out weyerbacher. My brother and mom work there. great beers http://www.weyerbacher.com

overeasy
June 28th, 2011, 10:12 PM
If you ever make it out to easton, check out weyerbacher. My brother and mom work there. great beers http://www.weyerbacher.com

I crippled myself one evening on Merry Monks. Thank your family for me... :very happy:

PRobb
June 28th, 2011, 11:07 PM
I'm all for the brewpub movement. Love it!!!
But Harrisburg, Easton?
I've been to both.
We're talking about the corner of Where The Fuck Am I and Thank God I Don't Live Here. :icon_eek: :grin:

radiationroom
June 29th, 2011, 09:36 PM
I'm all for the brewpub movement. Love it!!!
But Harrisburg, Easton?

Troegs is not a brewpub but actually a quite large operation. I doubt that your typical brewpub would have an automated bottling line that can do some hundred bottles a minute.

otek
June 30th, 2011, 03:58 AM
On a different but related note, watched the old 1999 PBS special on the Three Mile Island accident tonight.

Topic of that documentary aside, Harrisburg seems like a really nice little town.


otek

radiationroom
June 30th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Topic of that documentary aside, Harrisburg seems like a really nice little town.

Harrisburg, like many American cities, is in deep financial trouble due to 30 years of conservative "Reaganomic" policies. The city is bankrupt and lacks adequate police and fire protection. Outside of the capital/business district, Farm Show/HACC area, and "restaurant row", Harrisburg is run down with lots of blight. Gunfire is a daily occurrence and it's starting to not be safe even in the daytime.

Harrisburg is currently the target of the Republican Party's efforts to sell off public assets to multinational corporate interests. Pennsylvania's "Act 47" proposal includes selling off Harrisburg's parking garages, lots and meters to an investment group; one of the few asset groups that actually makes money for the city. Other proposals include selling other city property including the police station and fire houses and have the city then lease those properties back from private owners. Then there is the incinerator mess that is $300M-USD in debt of which Harrisburg is largely on the hook for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisburg,_Pennsylvania

otek
June 30th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Harrisburg, like many American cities, is in deep financial trouble due to 30 years of conservative "Reaganomic" policies. The city is bankrupt and lacks adequate police and fire protection. Outside of the capital/business district, Farm Show/HACC area, and "restaurant row", Harrisburg is run down with lots of blight. Gunfire is a daily occurrence and it's starting to not be safe even in the daytime.


So... so Wikipedia is sometimes biased? Say it ain't so! :Roll eyes:

In 2010 Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place to raise a family.[10] Despite the city's recent financial troubles, in 2010 The Daily Beast website ranked 20 metropolitan areas across the country as being recession-proof, and the Harrisburg region landed at No. 7.[11] The financial stability of the region is in part due to the high concentration of state and federal government agencies.



otek

Saculus
July 6th, 2011, 03:39 PM
The area seems quasi rural. The local interstate traffic is ridiculous (4 intersecting interstates in a half mile area) for such a small town and they have a Banjo Mart and a mini Statue of Liberty. Carlisle has one of the largest car shows on the east coast. 30 minutes from Gettysburg if you are a history buff. Gas seemed cheaper there as well compared to Delaware. I had to visit the area a few times a year for between 05 & 08. Its about an hour from Philly or Baltimore. A lot of Ravens fans if I remember correctly.

radiationroom
July 6th, 2011, 06:24 PM
The area seems quasi rural. The local interstate traffic is ridiculous (4 intersecting interstates in a half mile area) for such a small town

The cities of Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster are actually very dense, urban environments in spite of their small footprints. Between the Harrisburg metro area and the West Shore there is easily a half-million people plus the other half-million that live north of Leader Heights Road in York County. Yes we have farmland here but our towns are very dense and both York and Harrisburg suffer from the same kind of ghettofication that you find in Philly, Camden, Chester, and Baltimore. I'd hardly call them "small towns".

Carlisle has one of the largest car shows on the east coast.

Don't forget about the Strinestown Auto Auction. That place is HUGE!!!

A lot of Ravens fans if I remember correctly.

North of US-30, we are mostly Steelers fans here. :Thumbsup: :Thumbsup: :vuvu: :vuvu:

Ravens fans can go jump in the river. :otek:

Saculus
July 6th, 2011, 06:52 PM
The cities of Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster are actually very dense, urban environments in spite of their small footprints. Between the Harrisburg metro area and the West Shore there is easily a half-million people plus the other half-million that live north of Leader Heights Road in York County. Yes we have farmland here but our towns are very dense and both York and Harrisburg suffer from the same kind of ghettofication that you find in Philly, Camden, Chester, and Baltimore. I'd hardly call them "small towns".

'Small Town' really was a bad choice of words on my part.

Back to the theme of the post Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville also has a tour worth checking out. http://www.yuengling.com/breweries/pottsville/

radiationroom
July 6th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Back to the theme of the post Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville also has a tour worth checking out. http://www.yuengling.com/breweries/pottsville/

What is even double great about it is that the two remaining American owned major brews have operations in PA. Obviously we have Yeungling, who's corporate offices and flagship brew operation is in Pottsville and Boston Beer (Sam Adams) just opened a major brew operation in the Allentown area. So for those of you who live in the states, BUY AMERICAN by drinking Sam Adams and Yeungling!!!

:Thumbsup: :Thumbsup: :vuvu: :vuvu:

Saculus
July 6th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Ravens fans can go jump in the river. :otek:

As I recall Chambersburg had more Ravens fans Harrisburg, Lewisberry, and Carlisle were more Eagles/Steelers with a good deal more Steelers fans.