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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BakaGaijin, Feb 24, 2016.
They are Cleveland suburbs, so yes they are technically considered Cleveland.
Cuyahoga County is pretty much considered "Cleveland" to the locals. But yes, those places are not in Cleveland proper.
Saw Thrillist, kept moving
I bet the people in Cleveland do not agree, only those in the suburbs believe it. lol. Sam thing with Alpharetta, Marietta thing they are ATL.
It's pretty bad when they say that Boise is the home of 10 barrel.lol
Sure. Boise was home to the 2nd 10 Barrel location. But, overall, I think this list is pretty good, for who created it, and for content. Honestly, with comfortably over 4000 breweries in the country now, there aren't many places with any kind of population mass, that don't have at least some kind of solid beer presence. Another couple of years, and a list like this will probably be near impossible to make. Where's left? Brownsville TX, Orono ME, Ft. Smith AR, Canton NY?
When discussing NE Ohio businesses and the like, you would be wrong for the most part. The big divide here is the Cuyahoga River, splitting the East and West. Some joke we need a passport to traverse back and forth.
Until you can get some of those awesome beers at full strength on-tap, I can't get as excited. At least they sell high octane bottles at bars.
Uh.. Yeah salt lake has improved but to say we're up and coming is a pretty massive stretch of the imagination.
Surprised at the number of Clevelanders who seem to think we should be up-and-coming. We're already there, especially if you add in Akron to the NE Ohio mix. No need to try to justify our place.
Lol yeah if you are listing a laundry list of amazing breweries it means you've moved beyond up and coming..
The greater LA area is growing. Phantom Carriage, Highland Park, El Segundo, Monkish, Smog City...
Nice to see Omaha on the list and I'm a big fan of Infusion and the Benson area.
I wasn't familiar with 10 Barrel before, and don't put much stock in these lists, but if you read the article, it doesn't say Boise is the home of 10 Barrel. It says Boise is known for having a huge outpost of 10 Barrel. It sounds like they got it right based on what I've briefly looked up about 10 Barrel, but maybe I'm missing something.
I loved my Cleveland/Columbus/Cincinnati brewcation.
Lexington and Louisville are an hour apart, hardly the same city. And as a resident of Lexington, I wish it was going to be the next big beer city, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
"Article" sucks, OP should be shot for posting it
I think the article has been edited since it's original posting. Boise housing a huge 10 Barrel outpost is not what I remember reading a couple of days ago. It definitely stated that Boise was the home of 10 Barrel Brewing.
Visited Wiseacre in Memphis a few weeks ago, was impressed. Saving my bottle of Astronaut Status for my next bottle share.
"Blow up" is a pretty strong term. It's more like towns with 1 or 2 high profile breweries that inspired some others to get onboard. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I think the same argument can be made for just most mid-level cities in the country.
I was going to say exactly the same thing. Moreover, I wouldn't go around telling U of L or UK fans that these are the same city!
Not a bad list considering the source. I was in Toronto a few years ago and felt it was on the verge. Some killer beer bars there too. Memphis has been on my radar too. Pairing Lexington and Louisville together is weak though.
As for the Cleveland angle, seriously guys, you were on lists like this over five years ago.....it would actually be sad if you were on the list now as there are already good, well established breweries there....it's a really good beer place already.
I think this list will evolve with local beer laws evolving.
Hey, why you gotta pick on poor Cincidaynapolis like that? Just because it straddles a state border?
Seems to me these are the towns that might start to have a beer community, not ones that already have one. I'd quibble about Bloomington, IN, not because it doesn't have a decent scene, but rather because it has had one for a while, and there does not seem to be any signs of a "blow up."
I'll be damned...thrillist actually went back and corrected a factual error. It initially did say that they were the home of 10 Barrel.
I think people need to take the list a bit less seriously - there are some areas that I agree with - Toronto is on the verge of greatness. Bellwoods, as mentioned earlier is making the best beers in Canada (IMO, of course), and the beer scene in the city is just getting better by the day. Are there others that could've been included? Certainly. I'd add Albuquerque to any list of cities on the verge of craft beer greatness. I also think Utah is making huge strides, and still makes some of the best low-ABV/session beers anywhere (no surprise).
Should we expect anything else from such a highly respected site with great journalism?
Peoria, IL, world capital of sour imperial oatmeal stouts.
I suppose you might say they have already blown up?
So Louisville/Lexington is considered 1 city?
Farm breweries and rustic shed breweries out in the woods/mountains.
Nice to see Toronto on the list. They might want to change the "upwards of 35 breweries in the area" to "upwards of 35 new breweries being opened every month in the city..." It is getting to the point where you can't turn a corner without running into a brewery.
They probably lump them together because between them there are only one or two mediocre breweries. The blow up should be to demolish a few and start from scratch.
Each has 1 brewery a piece which have stuck out to me:
Lexington has West 6th, who's IPA stands above the sea of that flooded style, as well as their new Imp Stout, Snakes Eyes, which gives Ten Fidy a run for it's money.
Then in Louisville is Against the Grain. They make my most favorite barleywine, London Balling- so delicious! Plus they have a lot of unique, intriguing brews that always make me grab one off the shelf.
Not sure this area is "blowing up", but it's respectable none the less.
Country Boy can stand up to West Sixth and Blue Stallion and Etheral are both quality breweries in Lex while Monnik, Great Flood, and BBC St Matthews in Louisville are solid as well.
Agree with your take on London Balling though. That brew is KILLER.
Living right across the river from Louisville, this article really hyped Against the Grain as something it's not. The name is bigger then the beer.
And no mention of Monnik
Totally agree. Was in SL skiing 3 weeks ago. The 4% law just destroys the draft options. Bizarre alcohol laws
I agree, KC has had quite a few pop up lately - and most of them, at least the ones I've tried, are excellent
I think Pittsburgh is on the rise
Not one of them even remotely near me, so, oh well.