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Help w/California Beers

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by PHBoiler, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (670) Illinois Jan 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    My college buddy moved out to Sacramento, so we're having a quarterly beer exchange where we ship each other roughly $40 worth of beer that the other person can't get. I'm in Chicagoland, and he's a beer fan for sure but not totally up to speed on his new locale. He's looking for advice on breweries that are available in California but not Chicagoland/Illinois to send me. We're well aware of Russian River, and I've tried Ninkasi before so I passed that one along to him. Hair of the Dog was a winner from the first batch he sent me as well. Any other breweries and their better beers would be greatly appreciated.
  2. archey

    archey Aficionado (205) California Apr 22, 2010

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  3. flexabull

    flexabull Champion (820) California Mar 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Drakes comes to mind.
  4. Track 7 will be releasing bottles this weekend :)
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  5. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    Alesmith comes to mind.
  6. FremontBar

    FremontBar Savant (350) Arizona Feb 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    Knee Deep, Epic out of Utah, Lightning, Full Sail, Alaskan
  7. jdouge

    jdouge Aficionado (155) California Nov 27, 2005

    Kern River, 50/50 . . .