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American Craft Beer Fest: Initial Brewers

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by Todd, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

  2. List looks good, though bummed Dogfish is not on it. So far the brewery attending that doesn't sell in MA that I am most looking forward to is Summit Brewing. Have had their beers when down South.
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    The list isn't done yet, and I believe Dogfish Head will be there.
  4. Thanks Todd, I was hoping they would be a late addition. Never know what new concoction they will bring!
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Dogfish Head has been confirmed. We're at 104 brewers now.
  6. My wishlist for the final 16:

    Coast
    Foothills
    Oxbow
    Funky Buddah
    Hill Farmstead
    Cigar City
    Oxbow
    Highpoint
    Great Divide
    Surly
    Great Lakes
    Apline
    Alesmith
    Stillwater
    Ninkasi
    Ballast Point

    This is minus the common requests of:
    Bells
    Founders
    RRV
    Three Floyds
    Green Flash
    Port
    Firestone
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  7. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (340) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009

    Glad to see Uinta....under rated.
    Epic would be good too.
  8. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (375) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Did any of MBC get an invite? Even though they are not "craft" nor are they American I would like to hear their reply as to why they wouldnt be able to make it. If they called that bluff I would like to see them there and get ignored.

    Also would like to see SoutherTier
    Capt Lawrence
    Founders
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    You answered your own question. ;)
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  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

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  11. Looks great. I know it's probably too early for this, but just curious when you expect to have the list of beers each brewer will bring? Another month maybe? I loved perusing that before last year's show.
  12. Nevermind, I see the answer in another thread.
  13. Glad to see Olde Mecklenburg is back, their beer was fantastic

    Good to see Jack's Abby attending, amazing lagers
  14. I second Stillwater and Ninkasi. Anyone know if Evolution Brewing Co. got an invite?
  15. corey0212

    corey0212 Savant (330) Connecticut Oct 27, 2007

    Indeed. I've been talking and obsessing about their Altbier for almost a year now. Ours was just a few booths away from OMB, so I enjoyed many, many samples of the Alt and Pils. Two of the best beers at the fest last year.
  16. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (430) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011

    The early confirmations look really good. Agree with the recommended additions above. I would also add NEBCO, Southern Tier, The Alchemist, and Jolly Pumpkin to those lists.
  17. Hear hear! Definitely looking forward to seeing Summit out here in Boston.
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