June 2016 Puzzled Pint: Pintopia Brewery Tours
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Location: Favorite Breweries
- You'll likely need to use the internet for this.
- This month's theme is breweries.
- Look up the brewery that makes each of these beers.
Here are the breweries, in order:
21 st Amendment
- Each brewery has a number in it.
- Use the number in each brewery as an index into…
- …the quote for each bear.
Shifty Saul’s Taxy Tour
- You're looking to match one brewery to each beer.
- The brewery names all have something in common with each other — and with the name of the tour.
In order, the clues match up to these breweries:
- Each brewery name ends in XY. The X & Y, along with the + or -, is a clue about what to do next.
- XY is a clue about using the X and Y axes along the edges of the map.
- Use the letter and number of each brewery's coordinate, along with the +/-, to perform a letter shift.
- SNIP OUT
G + 12 = S
J + 4 = N
S - 10 = I
T - 4 = P
Q - 2 = O
L + 9 = U
F + 14 = T
Clonnie & Byde's Getaway Car Tour
- You're looking to make pairs of streets.
- The name of this tour is a spoonerism for Bonnie and Clyde.
- The first pair is Dick St. and Qwerty St.
- … which spoonerizes to the common phrase "quick and dirty".
- You want to pairs all 22 streets to get 11 common X AND Y phrase.
Dick/Qwerty = Quick and Dirty
Tow/Shell = Show and Tell
Cloud/Leer = Loud and Clear
Putt/Cased = Cut and Paste
Maze/Weans = Ways and Means
Gene/Clerk = Clean and Jerk
Whack/Blight = Black and White
Dead/Sun = Said and Done
Lie/Barge = By and Large
Far/Tether = Tar and Feather
Sarte/Hole = Heart and Soul
- Each pair of streets is a clue for a brewery whose name is related to the spoonerized phrase.
- Write the street names in the blanks and notice which letters are shaded.
Quick and Dirty = Makeshift
Show and Tell = Kindergarten
Loud and Clear = Audibly
Cut and Paste = Editor
Ways and Means = Methods
Clean and Jerk = Weightlifting
Black and White = Desaturate
Said and Done = Settled
By and Large = On The Whole
Tar and Feather = Angry Mob
Heart and Soul = True Love
- Taken in the order of the first column of clues, the shaded letters spell the solution.
- COLUMN HALFS
Crow’s Flying Tour
- The clues here are “end to end”, “a different kind of beer while in each flight” and "path.”
- There are eight breweries on the tour, but the answer will only be seven letters.
- You're looking to pair up breweries that are on either end of a tour leg.
- The first leg goes from APT PUPILS to NERDGLAM.
- For the two breweries on either end of a leg, take the last part of one and the first part of another to get a type of beer. For example, on leg one, you can find PILSNER inside APTPUPILSNERDGLAM.
Apt Pupils → Nerdglam = PILSNER
Nerdglam → Bermuda Gambit = AMBER
Bermuda Gambit → Terrible Ghost = BITTER
Terrible Ghost→ Outlandport = STOUT
Outlandport → Errata = PORTER
Errata → Leila = ALE
Leila → Germaniacs = LAGER
- Now draw lines on the map to indicate the helicopter paths.
- The lines will intersect with the neighborhood names at 7 different letters.
Freya's First-rate Bike Tour
- We're dealing with different levels, numbered 1-4. Look for breweries that might take advantage of that.
- The breweries are nine squares apart (that is, there are eight squares of biking between them).
Star Wars Episode
Book of Torah
Son of Abraham
- Each brewery is a reference to an ordinal list.
- Use the level of the brewery to determine the item of the list.
Men who walked on the moon → 2 → Buzz Aldrin
Star Wars Episodes → 3 → Revenge of the Sith
Tarot Major Arcana → 4 → Emperor
Weekdays (starting with Monday) → 3 → Wednesday
Books of the Torah → 2 → Exodus
Colors of the rainbow → 1 → Red
Sons of Abraham → 2 → Isaac
Planets in the Milky Way → 3 → Earth
Prime numbers → 4 → Seven
- Look at the first letters of each answer
Return of the Jedi
- The four answers spell SNIP OUT COLUMN HALFS WITHOUT BREWERIES.
- There are nine such column-halfs (each is a 1x8 strip).
- If you cut them out from the map, you’ll notice they all have lakes and rivers.
- By arranging the nine halves so the water lines up, it spells …
Bonus: My Underground Brewery
- Each beer has five underlined phrases, and there are five parts to each beer.
- Each underlined phrase matches up with one of the ingredients.
Each beer story includes …
A word or phrase that includes the letters GRAIN
A word or phrase that includes the letters HHO (i.e. H20, or water)
A word or phrase that rhymes with “yeast”
A creature or thing that hops
An anagram of a name of a fruit
- For each beer, the five initial letters each ingredient form 5/6 of a six-letter word.
- The definition for each of those six-letter words is a beer’s name on the left side of the page.
ELEVENTH HOUR /
EARLY MORNING RAIN /
NINTH HOLE /
H.H. HOLMES /
AT LEAST /
AGRA, INDIA /
FRENCH HORN /
- Combine the missing sixth letters (the “secret ingredients”) of each beer to form the final six-letter answer.