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Breweries to watch in 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCDub, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Colorado breweries.

    Crooked Stave (Denver) - About to blow up big-time and be up there with Bruery and Hill Farmstead in demand.
    Dry Dock (Aurora) - Apricot Ale and Bligh's are two of the best Colorado beers. New facility will help expand production and distribution.
    Upslope (Boulder) - Their pumpkin ale gets picked off as soon as it hits the stores and their christmas ale was no slouch eitherr.
    Trinity (Colorado Springs) - Brett/Wild/Saison specialist keeps churning out rare beers. Furthering the boundaries of beer adjuncts. Currently expanding with a new barrel room.
    Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - You win some GABF medals and demand is bound to keep increasing.
    Crabtree (Greeley) - with new facility and new barrel manager, expect good things from this slept-on brewery.

    and Avery, O'Dell, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Ska etc. keep doing their thing with their seasonal/rares.
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  2. OTB

    OTB Savant (380) California Sep 2, 2011

    Beachwood Brewing.

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  3. If anybody makes it to New York, mainly Long Island and Brooklyn, look for beer by Barrier Brewing Co. Only find them in bars on tap. These guys make a great product. They were hit in sandy but that hasn't stopped them, up and brewing again! A real treat, these guys will be going places in years to come. I'm at the brewery every weekend (I live about 5 minutes away from them) filling multiple growlers for the upcoming week
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  4. IceAce

    IceAce Advocate (570) California Jan 8, 2004

    I like the cut of your jib...
  5. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Savant (490) Indiana Mar 30, 2007

    Not yet. Their first day of distribution was on Friday.
  6. In Western PA, I'll be scoping Draai Laag and Helltown. And, hopefully, Full Pint will keep turning it up.
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  7. BigNoise

    BigNoise Disciple (65) Oregon Dec 20, 2008

    Below Grade Brewing in Bend, OR.

    Tried a few different bottles when I was in town over the holidays. They were all outstanding.
  8. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

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  9. Rushing Duck from the Catskills in NY. They are less than a year old and pretty local still, but have created quite a bit of buzz with their DIPA, War Elephant, and now an Imperial Stout. Here's looking forward to many great things to come!

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  10. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Champion (810) Ohio May 29, 2005

    FFF. I bet they make 20 one-time beers this year. And they're certain to raise prices to a ludicrous level.
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  11. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (450) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    Tired Hands... on a Hill Farmstead arc.
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  12. glaze3

    glaze3 Aficionado (140) Nevada Jul 29, 2010

    Anchorage Brewing
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  13. larryi86

    larryi86 Champion (895) Delaware Apr 4, 2010

    Haha, MD does a good job with getting good stuff, I don't buy beer in DE very often. I still haven't had Tired Hands, I really need to try them!
  14. Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - new branding, new tasting room in 2013, new beers...

    Plus, some of the coolest people around...looking forward to seeing them do great things in 2013.
  15. Cismontane Brewing out of Rancho Santa Margarita CA.
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  16. Yay! I live in Pensacola, and obviously I am a big supporter of PBB. Glad to see that they are getting the well deserved recognition throughout the state.
  17. Neshaminy Creek Brewing(Croydon, PA) http://neshaminycreekbrewing.com/
    is making some excellent brews right now, and expect to begin bottling in early 2013.
    Look for them to make some waves at this year's Philly Beer Week in June for sure.
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  18. Creature Comforts and Terrapin out of Athens.

    Barrel aged Wake and Bake... Yes Please
  19. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (205) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    I wasn't able to grab the Anniversary, however, I plan on swinging through Richmond this week to grab some of their Sidamo coffee stout. Should be deliecious as well.
  20. VonZipper

    VonZipper Savant (475) New York Feb 9, 2011

    I 2nd Barrier. They are awesome guys and are putting out great beers. Hope they can recover from Sandy and keep putting out some good stuff on the new system.
  21. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Savant (430) Virginia Oct 11, 2010

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  22. Jeff Bagby's (formerly Pizza Port) new brewery if it opens up in 2013!
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  23. Smuttynose's bottling of short batches- let's see bigger batches and distribution, yes please.
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  24. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (460) California Dec 21, 2011

    This was a cool and interesting read until people mentioned Hill Farmstead...

    All kidding (kinda) aside...

    I would say Brew Rebellion out of Yucaipa, CA. They're good friends of mine and every time they pour their stuff at beer festivals, everyone goes nuts for it. They already bottle on a small scale and have merchandise out there, and they open their facility in the next few months. I can't see how they won't be successful with the beer they are capable of making.
  25. Flying Fish has also cut a deal with the Total Wine chain to sell their beer CA,AZ and other states around the nation.
  26. North Carolina breweries. Foothills is stepping up it's game in Winston and Asheville is just exploding. My taste buds are excited.
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  27. lost nation brewing.
    morrisville, vt.
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  28. unclejazz

    unclejazz Advocate (560) New York Oct 24, 2011

    New England Brewing CO
  29. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

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  30. Homer pick - Societe Brewing in San Diego. They already make great IPAs and an excellent Stout, and their sour program sounds really promising.
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  31. i love your avatar!
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  32. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Hardywood. New RIS Coffee released yesterday... way to strat out the year
  33. Right Brain in Traverse City MI looks like they have some interesting things in the works for 2013.
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  34. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (285) New York May 15, 2011

    Vote - peekskill brewery
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  35. Night Shift. Their barrel society is going to either put them on the map or destroy their rep. Either way, definitely somebody to watch.

    I expect Jack's Abby to show up more on the national radar in 2013. But if you're reading this and don't know them by now, you're already way behind the 8-ball...
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  36. Two Roads in Stratford CT opened about a month ago, so far they've got some really good beers.
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  37. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

    Keeping it local with Bucket Brewery. Pawtucket, RI
  38. Olde Hickory, eastern NC
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  39. 2 from Minneapolis
  40. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Aficionado (220) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

    Kuhnhenn. I live about 3 miles away and only recently realized what a hidden gem it is.
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