Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just how pervasive are Beer runs?

Photo appears courtesy of unsuspecting Bordertown Blues
Does Laredo have a monopoly on the notorious Beer Runs?  Ok, maybe not, since I know a fellow blogger had a recent post about some beer run in the Valley. Still, I was wondering if it's strictly a South Texas thing or what. Since I was curious, I decided to  "google" beer runs and the only that came up was references to making a beer run, as in running out to to buy beer. So it appears that they are not everywhere (yet). Don't be surprised if a conglomerate moves in and starts a regional chain.

True to form, it always seems that Laredo gets noticed for all the wrong things so I'm sort of surprised that we haven't had an expose' about beer runs on Anderson Cooper or something. I guess he's still busy recovering from the assault he received while he was in Egypt. Well anyway, just to satisfy my cultural curiosity, if anyone out there knows just how prevalent these decadent drive-thrus are, feel free to let the rest of us know. We should make a documentary of Beer Runs and have it air on nation-wide Television.  Maybe Key Rose can do his one of his live-blog broadcasts. Something tells me that he'd have some pretty good ratings.


  1. I think it is dependent on state laws and then municipality zoning. I had never seen a beer run in Illinois and all my friends who visit from up North are surprised. I have seen beer runs in different parts of Texas, though. Just a guess.

  2. Thanks for the information. I've heard from others that Laredo does have its own idiotsyncrancies so in this case, it's at least statewide. I'm wondering it if it's an Hispanic thing- where are the sociologists when you need them ? probably getting their jobs cut off.

  3. Check it out:

    Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXstPtGVi18

    Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKrP_1oHT8o

    Pennsylvania: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDljZRU6KA

    North Carolina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWqJoP9vs5M

    Apparently there is a "Brew Thru" FRANCHISE - wow. Check out this commercial for all its locations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exwyfNYWk8Y