Booze. California or Nevada?

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Booze. California or Nevada?

Postby jobi » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:34 am

Liquor is cheaper in Nevada than in California, isn't it? Do they sell it in WalMarts and Costcos or does one need to go to the more conventional liquor store?
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Postby Trixy » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:37 am

they sell it everywhere, soon in vending machines (just kidding). Most any grocery store or costco has ETOH. I'm not sure where it's cheaper, but I'd guess that NV has less taxes and such, so NV would be my guess.

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Postby Valkyrie » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:53 pm

I've been really surprised at how cheap alcohol (particularly wine and beer) is here in CA. Now that I think about it, I was reading that tax is about 5 cents a gallon for the "fermented" stuff here and about $5 a gallon for distilled spirits. (Can't be hitting all those wineries around here too hard, now can we?)

I suspect hard liquor is cheaper in Nevada, if you're going for beer, it's definitely California. You can buy beer in grocery and convenience stores here.
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Postby Token » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:49 pm

Is not illegal to cart spirits across state lines? Even if you are giving it away, I bet some constable out there would get bent out of shape.

Hmmm, a dilemma.
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Postby Valkyrie » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:07 pm

Oh, you're right. It reminds me of a funny story I heard once about a judge who liked to shop at a liquor store on State Line Road in Kansas City and park across the street... Apparently, a cop thought it'd be a good idea to set up a liquor version of a speed trap there.

Then again, who would know where you got your booze, anyway?

Besides, the same rule for water probably also applies for beer: it'd be cheaper to buy it in Nevada than to haul it across the mountains. Hard liquor might be different, but...
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Postby nevadadrifter » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:11 pm

Casino's hang out liquor like water to anyone who is gambling. Just find some penny slots and bring along a collapsable container. You're bound to get a decent amount before they catch on and kick you out! :lol:
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Postby AntiM » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:36 am

Valkyrie wrote:Oh, you're right. It reminds me of a funny story I heard once about a judge who liked to shop at a liquor store on State Line Road in Kansas City and park across the street... Apparently, a cop thought it'd be a good idea to set up a liquor version of a speed trap there.

Then again, who would know where you got your booze, anyway?

Besides, the same rule for water probably also applies for beer: it'd be cheaper to buy it in Nevada than to haul it across the mountains. Hard liquor might be different, but...


Long ago, in a galaxy far away, the drinking age was 21 in Utah and 18 in Wyoming. Many, many liquor traps on I-80. Still are for fireworks and kegs.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:16 am

I've never been able to find Everclear in California.
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Postby C187 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:52 am

I've been buying my beer and liqueur here in Ohio for the last week. But I'm starting to think the lady at the state drive-threw (yes you can buy intoxicants while operating your car in Ohio.) liqueur store is beginnings to wonder about me. So I have a question! Do most of the stores in NV sell Rolling Rock or PBR? Because that store I've been going to is the only one in the county that I live in that sells them. And I think it might be best to pick up the last few cases in NV.
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Postby robotland » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:04 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I've never been able to find Everclear in California.

They disappeared after that last crappy single.

Winnemucca or Fernley are my usual tank-up spots for beer...It STILL freaks me out to see people crushing all their cans, me coming from a deposit state and all....Tecate is overrated, by the way. IN SHPACE.....Ve drink ze PBR.
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Postby robotland » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:10 am

C187 wrote:I've been buying my beer and liqueur here in Ohio for the last week. But I'm starting to think the lady at the state drive-threw (yes you can buy intoxicants while operating your car in Ohio.) liqueur store is beginnings to wonder about me. So I have a question! Do most of the stores in NV sell Rolling Rock or PBR? Because that store I've been going to is the only one in the county that I live in that sells them. And I think it might be best to pick up the last few cases in NV.


I'd guess that Rolling Rock's available in Nevada...when you're REALLY thirsty you'll drink ANYTHING.
Definitely good to wait and load up on the far end...more elbow room in the car, less load to haul up and down the mountains. We've got the drive-thrus here north of you, too. Good cheap carbon monoxide buzz to last you until home!
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Postby C187 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:27 am

[quote="robotland"][quote="C187"]I've been buying my beer and liqueur here in Ohio for the last week. But I'm starting to think the lady at the state drive-threw (yes you can buy intoxicants while operating your car in Ohio.) liqueur store is beginnings to wonder about me. So I have a question! Do most of the stores in NV sell Rolling Rock or PBR? Because that store I've been going to is the only one in the county that I live in that sells them. And I think it might be best to pick up the last few cases in NV.[/quote]

I'd guess that Rolling Rock's available in Nevada...when you're REALLY thirsty you'll drink ANYTHING.
Definitely good to wait and load up on the far end...more elbow room in the car, less load to haul up and down the mountains. We've got the drive-thrus here north of you, too. Good cheap carbon monoxide buzz to last you until home![/quote]

WoW! Is it sad that I'm in Detroit every week, and other places in the state stealer state, and I've yet to see one? On the drinking anything topic, I figured that much. After all I started drinking PBR in A2 when that was the only thing and I wanted to fit in. :roll: But if you think I can find Rolling Rock out that way, then so be it!
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:47 am

PBR, Bud, Hamms, are staples in Nevada.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:50 am

robotland wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:I've never been able to find Everclear in California.

They disappeared after that last crappy single.

Winnemucca or Fernley are my usual tank-up spots for beer...It STILL freaks me out to see people crushing all their cans, me coming from a deposit state and all....Tecate is overrated, by the way. IN SHPACE.....Ve drink ze PBR.
I got a lovely hug from a Recycle Camp cutie for bringing my cans pre-stomped, in a reusable bag...highly recommended.

Tecate is a lovely place, right on the border.
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Postby robotland » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:14 pm

C187 wrote: and other places in the state stealer state,


Th' wha? Please to explain, please.
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Postby Zyzor » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:52 pm

I'd be willing to bet you'll have a hard time finding Rolling Rock much further west than..say..the Mississippi River. PBR can be found in great quantities EVERYWHERE! The only places you could possibly have a problem transporting alcohol is in places where there are dry counties (most notably Kentucky and Tennessee) or places that have a 3.2% alcohol limit on beer (Utah and Oklahoma) chances are..if you're driving from the east..you'll go through Utah. I don't think the penalty is that big o' deal, but I bet it gives them a reason to search your car..which you may not want. Everclear is illegal in California, but I'm positive you can get it in Nevada. Umm..I hope that helps anybody...
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Postby Zyzor » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:01 pm

ohh..but I should mention that even though Kentucky is one of those tricky states....I know that all alcohol is tax-free there, so it is probably the cheapest place in the country to buy hard liquor..so if you're going through there...pick me up some Woodford Reserve!
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Postby robotland » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:52 am

robotland wrote:
C187 wrote: and other places in the state stealer state,


Th' wha? Please to explain, please.


Oh wait- NOW I remember. Never engaged in all that Michigan-Ohio stuff, what with grandparents in Columbus...
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Rolling Rock in nev

Postby ron5657 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:07 am

Yes Rolling Rock is available at most stores in the Reno area, i always see it in most convenience stores. Some ppl go to Costco for their booze, the superwalmarts carry liquor, but alot of supermarkets have decent sales around BM time. There are also alot of smaller liquor stores everywhere and the good thing is you can purchase it anytime of day/week.
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Postby agatesstone » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:58 am

Anybody know if you can get sparks (the beverage, not the city) in NV?

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Postby trevkong » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:59 pm

[quote="Ugly Dougly"]I've never been able to find Everclear in California.[/quote]

In most states everclear is now kept behind the checkstands, you have to ask for it specifically, they wont advertise it or put it out.
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Postby Steven bradford » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:05 pm

Rolling Rock is generally available in convenience stores in Nevada, Washington and Arizona, probably CA and Ore too.

Costco has great prices in the states where they can sell hard liquor, which includes nevada and CA. But they only sell mid shelf and above. If you just need cheap gin or vodka by the gallon for mixers for a party, you'll do better at the supermarkets which seem to always have something on sale.
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