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Breweries You'd Like To See At The American Craft Beer Fest

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by Jason, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

  2. Do breweries come to states that they don't distribute to? If so, I'd like to see Bell's!
     
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  3. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Yes, it is not too much of a burben for out of area breweries without distribution to come to the fest.

    I'll send Bell's an invite, not sure what will come of it but they are invited now.
     
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  4. Sweet! Thank you!
     
  5. Blue Lobster (please!!)
    NEBCO
    Capt. Lawrence
    Revival Brewing
     
  6. RichD

    RichD Advocate (715) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    Russian River
    Cigar City
    Founders (only if they're tapping CBS or KBS)

    Basically some brewers that we don't get in New England

    oh and Maine Beer Co. and Jack's Abby

    EDIT: scratch Maine Beer co & Jack's Abby...they're already going.
     
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  7. Green Flash, Russian River, Surley!!!
     
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  8. slander

    slander Site Editor (590) New York Nov 5, 2001 Staff Member

    Marshall Wharf/3 Tides,
    Hill Farmstead,
    Tired Hands
     
  9. Sun king
    Flat tail
    Firestone walker
    Terrapin
     
  10. Thads324

    Thads324 Savant (390) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    Sweetwater
    Nebco
    Terrapin
    Green flash
    Two roads
    Blatant
     
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  11. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (385) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009

    BRUERY
    KERN
    50/50
    Jacks Abby
    DC Brau
    Crooked Stave
    Alesmith
     
  12. Bells
    Founders
    Firestone Walker
    Green Flash
    Alpine
    Ballast Point
    Cigar City
     
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  13. Any from Minnesota:
    Surly
    Indeed
    Summit
    Brau Brothers
    Harriet
    Lift Bridge
     
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  14. I like to see Jack"s Abby and Bear Republic
     
  15. Bells
    Russian River
    Alchemist
    Surly
     
  16. madmanjf

    madmanjf Savant (390) New York Sep 18, 2005

    Duck-Rabbit
    Newburgh Brewing Company
     
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  17. SURLY!
    Berkley Beer Company
     
  18. Goose Island
    Allagash
    Russian River
    The Lost abbey
    Ithaca
    Bruery
     
  19. Has anyone actually had a Blue Lobster beer yet? It would be nice if someone would actually write a review rather than just rating it.
     
  20. New Glarus
    Peekskill
     
  21. Would if I could, hombre. Have not made the trek up yet.
     
  22. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    The ones I can't readily buy near me. Bells, maui brewing co....
     
  23. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (870) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Surly, Cigar City, and Hill Farmstead for sure.
     
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  24. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (430) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011

    NEBCO, Port, Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, Surly, Firestone Walker, Founders, Green Flash, Two Roads
     
  25. Beyond what was already stated:

    Jackie O's
     
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  26. Hill Farmstead please! Alchemist too. I know Shorts has been there in the past, is Michigan too far to come from?
     
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  27. In looking at ones I don't see listed in here or remember from previous ACBfs, I would add:

    Oxbow
    Deschutes
    New Glarus
    Central Waters
    Half Acre
    Revolution
    NODA (was there last year)
    Perennial
    Pipeworks
    Alpine
    Drakes
    Coast
    Foothills
    Olde Hickory
     
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  28. I'm the 30th reply and nobody has mentioned Three Floyd's? Do they just not come to festivals or something?
     
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  29. Sean Hill and Sean Lawson, especially Hill's Farmstead
     
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  30. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Nov 27, 2008

    Funkwerks
     
  31. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    They don't reply to emails ... or at least mine. ;-)

    I am sure they get flooded with emails / too busy to handle doing fests that are out of market.
     
  32. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Lawson has been before and always gets an invite ... I know Hill Farmstead won't have enough for the fest though they did BBF.
     
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  33. BCull82

    BCull82 Disciple (65) Massachusetts Jun 20, 2009

    Bell's
    Hills Farmstead
    Russian River
    Duck Rabbit (Loved their stuff at last year's fest)
    Green Flash
    Founders
    Troegs
    Ballast Point
    Stone
     
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  34. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,365) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Quick FYI ... more invites sent out to most of the breweries suggested above.

    80 confirmed brewers now ... 45 more spots until I can figure out more space in the hall. Hope to have room for 135 brewers.
     
  35. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Savant (370) Oklahoma Feb 4, 2009

    Prairie Artisan Ales
     
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  36. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (550) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    THIS and these from Ohio: Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Fathead, Hoppin' Frog & the artisans @ Rockmill
     
  37. New Belgium, Sprecher, Big Sky, Great lakes
     
  38. Joshc

    Joshc Aficionado (145) Pennsylvania Dec 14, 2008

    How about Southern Tier Brewing Company?
     
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