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Breweries to watch in 2013

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

  1. Dammit, I'm from Santa Cruz originally and found out about this brewery right after I returned from my last visit out there. Next time I go see my family I'll be stoked to check it out.

    But living in New England as I do, I'll mostly be watching for new developments from some of my regional faves, most notably Pretty Things (always, always Pretty Things) and Notch (which has been putting out great low-gravity/session beers).
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  2. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Pipeworks - loving the local flavor. They have yet to disappoint me
  3. Anyone cover Red Peak?
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  4. craw4d

    craw4d Aficionado (135) Illinois Jul 6, 2009

    Pipeworks is great - but their artwork really turns me off. It's horrible. It's not appealing - at all. It looks like they threw it together in powerpoint with some shitty font. Their beer is great, though.

    Solemn Oath is solid, too - look for more good things from them...and Spiteful from Chicago, too.
  5. andrewjraab

    andrewjraab Savant (285) Michigan Apr 5, 2011

    So far I've been really disappointed in Rockford's offering. The hoplust tasted like a home brew to me. Most of the others have been just meh. The one that has really stood out to me so far is the Rogue River Brown on Nitro. Simply phenomenal. I want this brewery to succeed (since I live 5 minutes from it), but to me it is a dime a dozen at this point.
  6. I'd still be sittin' on DC Brau, there's some Dynamite gettin' ready to pour from that joint (as if it isn't already) and I think I'll take my place in the "blast hole" as come mid to late-March where it will be unrecoverable!!! Timing is everything and our world is still orbital...

  7. Besides the brewery I work at Rustic.
    Tired Hands
    Crooked Stave
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  8. Almanac. Their Farmer's Reserve drink like RR sours. Which is to say amazing...
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  9. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Agreed, just got #3 & 4 and can't wait to try em. Barrel Noir was really nice too, especially as a counterpoint to typically huge and overly sweet BA beers. Also heard their new recipes for the extra pale and honey saison are much improved.
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  10. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Savant (275) New York Dec 12, 2010

    Urban Chestnut and the whole St. Louis scene. As well as this crazy new Boston scene after ACBF last weekend.
  11. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Advocate (680) Arizona Oct 30, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    These are all excellent breweries that are moving up the list.

    Toppling Goliath (IA)
    Dragoon Brewing (AZ)
    Indeed (MN)
    Prairie Ales (OK)
    Societe (CA)
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  12. Maine Beer Co. & Tree House
  13. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Savant (275) New York Dec 12, 2010

    I had to laugh out loud at the alcoholism ripe in "I'm at the brewery every weekend filling multiple growlers for the upcoming week"
  14. I don't know about RR sours, they are pretty good. Almanac should have released those first. I have tried their first few beers that came our way, and they were awful. I was so damn surprised how good these new ones are.
  15. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Advocate (655) Maine Apr 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm heading up to Newcastle on Friday. Will definitely be stopping by Oxbow.
  16. Maine Beer Company
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