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ACBF 2014 - What Breweries Do You Want There?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by Jason, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Savant (255) New York Dec 12, 2010

    Personally, I don't think a brewery as limited and high demand as Lawson's should be there. It creates a terminal shit show of a line and in many ways detracts from other breweries. I love them and they obviously make Phenomenal beer, I just don't think it's a fitting environment.

    Again:
    Treehouse
    Trillium
    Two Roads
    GI
    Night Shift
    Avery
    Duck Rabbit

    Exposure Worthy:
    Holy City
    Urban Chestnut
    Intuition Aleworks
    Green Room
    Tired Hands
    Burley Oak
    Wandering Star
    Livery
    Dark Horse
    7venth Sun
    EVO
    Flying Goose

    In my (partially irrational) dreams:
    Block 15
    Funky Buddha
    Freetail
    NG
    Firestone Walker
    Short's
    Trinity
    HotD
  2. Anything that's there will be mostly new to me!

    Really gonna try hard to make it to this one.

  3. Wait - you don't think Lawson's should be there, but you think Funky Buddha should? Talk about a potential shitshow. Also, Tree House's line next year is going to be a sight worth seeing...
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  4. Bells
    Founders
    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    Lawsons
    Jacks Abby
    Pretty Things
    Cigar City
    Ballast Point
    Surly
  5. Bmoritz

    Bmoritz Zealot (80) Texas Sep 28, 2007

    Maybe a trial of some Texas beers??
    Revolver Brewing: Blood & Honey (Hefeweizen made with blood oranges & local honey...)
    Rahr Brewing: I like their Stormcloud IPA, however their Blonde, Ugly Pug, and Oaked Winter Warmer's are good.
    Deep Ellum Brewing: Their IPA is amazing. Not sure about the rest.

    These beers are texas only to my knowledge, would be nice to get some more exposure than just us hoarding them here.

    Also, Surly is amazing and should be there.
  6. I just visited Blue Lobster in Hampton, NH last weekend and was really impressed. I think they could be a big hit next year at the ACBF.
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  7. ChristineAnn

    ChristineAnn Initiate (15) New York Sep 14, 2013

    I would like Hill Farmstead to be there. They have some great beers!
  8. droy

    droy Aspirant (30) Massachusetts Jun 5, 2012

    Someone mentioned Perennial Artisan Ales, and I would like to second that!
  9. I just spent a weekend doing a Vermont brewery tour and had some good things from Fiddlehead and Switchback. They might be a good addition.
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  10. Esper1

    Esper1 Aficionado (100) Connecticut Jan 22, 2013

    New England Brewing Co
  11. Esper1

    Esper1 Aficionado (100) Connecticut Jan 22, 2013

    The clown with all the private property signs and the barricade in his driveway? lol
  12. Thads324

    Thads324 Savant (390) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    Nebco
    Firestone walker
    Jacks abbey
    Lost Abby
    Bells
    Shorts
    Surly
    Deschusetts
    Noda
    Night shift
    Duck-rabbit
    Cigar city
    Toppling Goliath
  13. Jacobob10

    Jacobob10 Savant (490) New Jersey Feb 23, 2004

    Kane
    Carton
    Allagash
    Maine Beer Co.
    Slumbrew
    Jack's Abby
    Hill Farmstead
    Bell's
    Great Lakes
    Pretty Things
    Sierra Nevada
    Alesmith
    Smuttynose
    Russian River
    Ithaca
    Cascade
    New Glarus
    Cigar City
    Firestone Walker
  14. Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Deschutes
    Great Lakes
    Funky Buddha
    Cigar City
    New Glarus
    New Belgium
    Three Floyds
    Firestone Walker
    Bell's
    Surly
    Cantillon
  15. Why would Cantillon be at an American Craft Beer Festival?
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  16. Three Floyds
    Weyerbacher
    Stone
    Ommegang
    Flying Dog
    Jester King
    Definitely Jester King, as you can't get their beers outside of the brewry. Sucks
  17. beerslushy

    beerslushy Savant (290) Ohio Apr 29, 2009

    Triple Digit
    Listermann
    Rivertown Brewing Company
  18. Honestly I would like to see more small, up-and-coming breweries as opposed to the 'big boys'. If only for the lines! :D
  19. At this point, I'm not sure I care what's there, as long as it fits three categories: A, C and B. 2013 had a lot of good stuff, but also a lot of mediocrity. Still, tastes differ--even at BBF I had completely opposite experiences with a couple of people (e.g., one of us would like something that another detested and vice versa). We agreed on a lot of things, but there were a couple of beers that got radically different reactions. So, I'm for "everything" at this point, as long as fits under the header.
  20. mrcraft

    mrcraft Advocate (595) California Dec 15, 2012

    Hill Farmstead
    Lawson's
    Toppling Goliath
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  21. NEBCO
    Treehouse
    Blue Lobster
    Tributary
    Lawsons
    Hill Farmstead
    Maine Beer Company
    Jack's Abbey
    Pretty Things
    Clown Shoes
    Trillium

    The Bruery
    Russian River
    Founders
    Firestone Walker
    Alesmith
    Toppling Goliath
  22. MattVC

    MattVC Zealot (85) Massachusetts Aug 21, 2012

    Societe
    Blue Lobster
    Jester King
    Cigar City
    Funky Buddha
    Lost Abbey
    Trillium
    Three Floyds
    Franklin's
    High Horse
  23. Alchemist
    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Three Floyds
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  24. x2. Love these guys and wish I lived closer to get their stuff regularly.
  25. Anything that isn't available in the Mass area would be ideal. Plus the locals like treehouse and Jacks Abby

    Surly
    Russian River
    Three Floyds
    Bells
  26. Surly
    Russian River
    Heretic
    New England Brewing Co.
    Lakefront
    Hill Farmstead
    Cigar City

    And the return of Ballast Point and Lawsons.
  27. Jester King
    Russian River
    Hair of the dog
    Three Floyds
    PipeWorks
    New England Brewing Co.
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  28. Maine Brewing
    Notch
    Bad Martha
    Backlash
  29. IPAchris

    IPAchris Savant (425) Pennsylvania Apr 18, 2012

    Alchemist
    Hill Farmstead
    Lawsons
    New England
    Cigar City
    Three Floyds
    Surly
    Toppling Goliath
    Kane
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  30. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,300) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Oddly enough I invited them ...
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  31. drmcleod10

    drmcleod10 Savant (465) Missouri Oct 14, 2013

    Side Project/Perennial
    UCBC is starting to ramp up there game
    Four Hands as really been pushing out some nice beers as of late
    Schlafly had some nice one off beers at their beer festival this past year
    Sockeye Grill and Brewery --> both beers I've had from them have been stellar, including a barrel aged imperial stout from a can that I though stood up there with BCBS. There DIPA was incredible (Double Dagger)

    Then the usual suspects from around the country

    Cigar City
    HF
    FW
    HoTD
    Deschutes
    GI

    TG would be an awesome spectacle
  32. Lawson's
    Hill Farmstead
    Maine Brewing Co.
    Cigar City
    Three Floyds
    Russian River
    Jack's Abby
    Idle Hands
    Alchemist
    Lost Abbey
    Founders
    Franklin's
    Tree House
    Allagash
    Ommegang
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  33. MSL94

    MSL94 Savant (310) New Jersey Mar 12, 2008

    Really hoping to see Cigar City and Funky Buddha.
  34. Hey...Just curious if there's any update to the list of committed? Figure there are at least 10 more breweries you guys are looking to add to the festivities?
  35. Hey Jason! DuchessofRogue here

    Deschutes is huge, they don't need any exposure. I love em but there are other breweries out there

    Boneyard Brewing, I'd really like to see them at festivals. They would win, hands down. But I'm unsure if Boneyard is unable to attend these types of fests due to their size and the fact that they're not bottling yet. They just had a release with Widmer, first time in a bottle, which is very exciting. Skunk Ape, RPM, Diablo Rojo, Hop Venom, all incredibly tasty beers. I'm a HUGE fan and will preach the hoppy gospel as long as I live.
    10 Barrel Brewing is a local favorite in Bend, and looks like they are getting a lot of exposure lately.
    HUB in Portland has some great brews. When I visited, almost everything on the board was a 50+ IBU
    Strand Brewing, just recently visited finally. Amazing beers, their double IPAs are great, really fantastic.
    Firestone is wonderful, not sure how well known they are. At least here in the southland they are very well known.
    El Segundo Brewing has an arsenal of IPAs and hoppy pales, they deserve some exposure.
    Indian Joe Brewing from north San Diego county is a very promising brewery. They have this mango saison thing that blew my mind
    Smog City Brewing is becoming one of my favorites. Their Groundwork Porter is sooo good, and Grape Ape is probably the most amazing beer I've tried.
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