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What's your favorite little known non-production brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by justyouraveragebeerguy, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Just wondering what everyone's favorite local/non-production brewery is. I always like the brew-pub atmosphere over big guys like Founders, GI, etc.
  2. semaj

    semaj Savant (270) Florida Jan 18, 2013

    Swamp Head Brewery out of Gainesville, Florida.
  3. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Savant (285) California Feb 13, 2011

    Well, favorite is a tough word... But The Ale Apothecary out of Bend, OR is pretty amazing. Everything is done by hand on a very small scale and in a very cool way. Hard to explain any better than they do themselves...

    Look for amazing things from this brewery: http://www.thealeapothecary.com
  4. Tired hands.
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  5. If you're in the Philly area, give Triumph a go. The make some solid beers there.
  6. drbenzo

    drbenzo Savant (385) California Jul 13, 2005

    Well, at the moment Societe Brewing is my favorite, but they will be in full production soon. There are a ton of good non-production breweries here in North County San Diego! One of my current favorites is Rip Current Brewing. Then, any of the Pizza Ports (not the same as Port/Lost Abbey) are GREAT! The best non-production in fact here in SD for sure... Great beer, Great pizza, Great atmosphere... Especially post a good surf!
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  7. drbenzo

    drbenzo Savant (385) California Jul 13, 2005

    I really meant to just say that Pizza Port is my favorite ;) BUT I ranted a bit...
  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,020) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Vintage Brewing Company in Madison, Wisconsin. So much awesome brews available on tap there.
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  9. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Mad Anthony's out of Ft.Wayne Indiana
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    You mean... brewpub?

    Freetail. Freetail. And... Freetail.
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  11. Il Vicino. always has atleast a dozen beers on tap, amazing food, great staff and fun regulars.
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  12. I most definitely second this!
  13. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Savant (370) Missouri Mar 15, 2010

    Going to have to say McCoy's in the Westport area of KCMO. They do have some solid beers. I look forward to their release of Ursa Major every year.
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  14. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Non production? That would have to be my own homebrew setup, Cavern Tavern. Limited Production/Brewpub? Peekskill Brewery, Rushing Duck, Tired Hands, Crossroads, and Kane are my favorites from tri State area, Boneyard in Oregon is pretty damn good as well
  15. OnWisconsin

    OnWisconsin Savant (395) Wisconsin Aug 14, 2012

    Great atmosphere at Titletown Brewery in Green Bay, WI and always have something unique on cask.
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  16. Against the Grain Smokehouse and Brewery in Louisville.
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  17. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (795) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Figure 8 out of Valparasio, Indiana.
  18. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Stupid question.

    Town Hall is the correct answer.
  19. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (415) Florida Feb 15, 2013

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  20. Green Room Brewing out of Jacksonville, FL
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  21. eammmbeer89

    eammmbeer89 Zealot (75) New York Jan 4, 2012

    Greenport Harbor Brewery, Greenport NY
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  22. jcreegan

    jcreegan Aficionado (230) Florida Aug 12, 2010

    Funky Buddha Boca Raton, Fl
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  23. North Country brewing in Slippery Rock, PA.
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  24. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (520) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    There's so many near where I live, but Woodward Avenue Brewers is right behind my work, so it's close, and their beer is pretty good. Copper Canyon in Southfield is also great. I've only been once, but all the beers were great, and some were even favorites. I can also easily bike to the Royal Oak area which has Bastone and the Royal Oak Brewery, but I haven't been there enough times to call them favorites.
  25. misterid

    misterid Savant (270) Wisconsin Apr 3, 2009

    things have definitely improved in the last few years, at least on the beer front. the food + atmosphere has always been solid.
  26. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

  27. xclone25x

    xclone25x Aficionado (115) Ohio May 5, 2012

    Fifty West in Cincinnati. Cool setting, good beer. Your tip is more than the cost of a flight on half-price Sundays. Good times.
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  28. Trophy Brewing out of Raleigh, NC.
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  29. The Wedge. Asheville, NC
  30. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (845) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Does Kuhnhenn count?
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  31. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (825) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Willoughby Brewing Co. gets lost in the shuffle locally with Great Lakes, Fat Heads, and The Brew Kettle. They used to be kind of lackluster but they've stepped their game up over the years with new brewmaster. They've always had their Peanut Butter Coffee Porter in their pocket, but now they pump out some solid hoppy beers. They attempt alot of styles, some better than others. Food is good too.

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  32. Selin's Grove. Go there. Bring growlers.
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  33. I was going to say that one! Haha. Wicked Weed in Asheville is damn good too. They make some killer saisons along with their other beers.
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  34. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Savant (370) Arizona Feb 16, 2013

    Naples Beach Brewery in Naples, Florida.
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  35. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Advocate (505) Michigan Jan 31, 2013

    If not Kuhnhenn, I like Grizzly Peak in Ann Arbor. And up until recently, Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven. BTW, get you some Citra from Odd Side!
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  36. Lavery Brewing in Erie, PA
    Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, PA
  37. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (760) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    ^This. Their sours are awesome.

    Shart Pants!
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  38. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (845) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Oh yes, Odd Side is great. I've had about four or five of their beers and they've all been great.
  39. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (760) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
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