Best Brewery for Taproom Exclusives

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PDawson, Aug 2, 2014.

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  1. PDawson

    PDawson Initiate (97) Mar 27, 2013 Italy

    Anymore when I visit a brewery, I'm really looking for taproom exclusives. Here is my list of top ones I've been to. Any heavy hitters I'm missing?

    Odells (may be a bit of homerism there, but they have typically some badass stuff)
    Cigar City (though being out-of-market I'm never totally sure what's taproom only)
  2. BSW

    BSW Aspirant (241) Jun 20, 2011 California

    Most of Russian River's beers are taproom exclusives.

    Lagunitas also usually has a number of experimental small batch beers where they vary the formula of one of their brews, like Hop Stoopid with Galaxy or Nighttime with Simcoe.
  3. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    Firestone Walker Buelton....some of their best stuff is taproom only and extremely limited.
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  4. larryarms847

    larryarms847 Poo-Bah (2,080) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    Revolution and Founders!
  5. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 California

    I came here to say this; so much stuff that's spent 7 years in barrels (Saucerful, DDBA60, Bravo 217...).
  6. Retrocentric

    Retrocentric Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Missouri

    The one you're closest to.
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  7. KornWallace

    KornWallace Zealot (507) Dec 1, 2011 New York

    Hill Farmstead
    Captain Lawrence
    Are probably my favorites of the ones I've been to.

    Besides that I really would advocate for the local brewery (mine being Captain Lawrence).
  8. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    Bzar Beans....the most awesome beer ever...
  9. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,555) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Dogfishhead brewery and their several brewpub/grills for mid-Atlantic I'm sure wins hands down. They always have 5+ of "in house/on premises only" offerings that aren't released anywhere else.
  10. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Zealot (548) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Cigar City has a lot of brewery/brewpub only beers and a lot of them are quite good. The Peach American Sour Ale was awesome, about on par with Westbrook Gose.
  11. henskejk

    henskejk Initiate (197) Feb 10, 2011 California

    Firestone walkers barrelworks has a lot of great exclusive stuff as was said before.
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