Breweries to watch in 2013

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  1. MCDub

    MCDub Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina

    Title says it all. What are some breweries that are either new, have big things coming in 2013, or are just too solid not to miss?

    If you can make it to Asheville, NC, Wicked Weed is a must try. I was able to try 4 of there offerings a few weeks before they opened. Opened the doors to the public on Dec. 28th with 19 offerings. I expect big things out of Luke, Walt, and Ryan.
  2. Zach136

    Zach136 Meyvn (1,397) Jun 17, 2012 Georgia

    Creature Comforts, Blue Tarp and Three Taverns are all opening in GA this year. I'll be keeping a very close eye on them.

    ETA: Monday Night Brewing, Burnt Hickory and Wild Heaven are others to watch in the Peach State.
  3. BeerNFoodDood

    BeerNFoodDood Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 Colorado

    Crooked Stave, A.C. Golden and Black Shirt in Denver.
  4. nquigley16

    nquigley16 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts

  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Maine Brewing !!!
  6. Crabbicuss

    Crabbicuss Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2011 Maryland

    DC Brau !!!
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  7. Hoppenheimer

    Hoppenheimer Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2011 Kentucky

    West Sixth. Toasted coconut tripel FTW!
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  8. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,269) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Pretty Things...and second the vote for Jacks Abby.
  9. fortsambo

    fortsambo Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 Colorado

    Crooked Stave (Homer pick)
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  10. Docer

    Docer Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 Washington

    Loowit Brewing here in Vancouver WA. Solid stuff, yet simple as of yet.

    The Commons in Portland Oregon.. super good stuff coming from them, and always way beyond expectations.

    Base Camp Brewing in Portland Oregon. These guys know what they are doing.
  11. CuriousMonk

    CuriousMonk Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2010 District of Columbia

    theBeerAuthority says... Hardywood.
  12. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,070) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Evolution is the brewery that I am following in 2013, new location in Maryland is bigger and Lot #6 and Rise Up Stout should be finally be in bottles this year, and all of their barrel aged beers are great!!!
  13. CheeseheadNation

    CheeseheadNation Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2012 Indiana

    I don't know if Jester King has already "made it", they're pretty new, but they seem like they know what they're doing and I expect good things to come.

    Bier in Indy has won a few medals at the GABF but doesn't bottle yet. I'm hoping they do so sooner than later.
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  14. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,826) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois

    I am very curious to see what sort of odd maneuvers the BMC guys try to do in 2013 to reverse their declining numbers
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  15. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    I have ants in my pants to see what Freetail and HF put out this year.

    ROBSTARR Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan

    Oddside !! There going to start bottling this spring I think :slight_smile: Citra Pale ale all summer !!!!
  17. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Zealot (581) Apr 7, 2008 Nebraska

    Prairie Artisan Ales in Krebs Oklahoma, rocking brett saisons and hoppy farmhouse ales.
  18. ZPag

    ZPag Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 New York

    +1 on Jack's Abby. They just put in new tanks to allow 80% more capacity. Their beer is SO good.
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  19. Davl22

    Davl22 Aspirant (216) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire

    Definitely Brash Brewing, every beer they've brewed so far has been mind-blowingly awesome, and Maine Beer Co
  20. Jerktookmyname

    Jerktookmyname Initiate (195) May 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    Toppling Goliath, with their expansion and bottling line, seems like the place to keep an eye on in the Midwest.
  21. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

    The Ale Apothecary in Bend, OR.
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  22. michael_king

    michael_king Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Virginia

  23. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas

    High Cotton and Memphis Made are both opening up in Memphis 2013 , Ive heard great things about them so far and I am ready to have two new craft brewers an hour away from home, so for me they are the ones I will be watching
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  24. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've always seen them around so I guess I never realized how limited their distro is. Hooray for MD/DE for once.
    ISO: Terrapin, FT: Evolution.

    Tired Hands also, I occasionally kick myself for not having gone up there yet.
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  25. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    +1 to Jester King...they always seem to have something very interesting up their sleeves. I don't expect them to slow down now...
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  26. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2010 Virginia

    I'd give a +1 to Hardywood in Richmond VA
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    ROBSTARR Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan

    Also I would like to add Epic Brewing, there not really new but seem to keep getting better and better every year
  28. mikem0487

    mikem0487 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Tired Hands in Ardmore PA. Awesome beer. Great saisons and IPA's.
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  29. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Night Shift, Tired Hands, Pipeworks, and a few others
  30. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Company. I'm excited to try their double ipa.
  31. Photekut

    Photekut Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

    I'll be following Jackie O's.

    Love their crazy beers.
  32. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,760) May 28, 2010 California

    Gonna go with Societe here in San Diego. Hopefully some of the beers from their sour program should see the light of day this year. Also, I'm crazy excited for some of the new stuff from The Bruery.
  33. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,592) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland

    Amen to this. They're the most exciting thing to come out of the Iowa beer scene since... well, ever, I guess.

    They're on tap all throughout the state, but since Iowa has shitty growler laws it's really hard to get ahold of any for trading purposes. I cannot wait until they start bottling.

    As for Indiana, I've been very impressed lately with Flat 12, out of Indy. Their boilerplate offerings are solid, but lately they've been nailing some really adventurous stuff like a Kiwi Hefe and a Glazed Ham Porter. I hope they start releasing some of the weird beers in bombers.
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  34. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana

  35. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

  36. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    They already have a ton of hype, but Boneyard is expanding and will have a canning line this year. Look out!
  37. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    These guys for sure. They even announced last night they're opening a second brewery in Denver this year.

    Not to vouch for my old hometown, but all the players in Utah are coming on strong. Uinta is really making a surge as well.
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  38. Marti403

    Marti403 Aspirant (270) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan

    Second for Greenbush. I'm starting to see their stuff more and more on draft and they kill it at the beer festivals.
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  39. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Jackie O's - the increased distribution through canning will get some of their regular line more distribution and hopefully turn on others to the fantastic unique brews they produce.

    Crooked Stave
    Tired Hands
  40. riotinmyskull

    riotinmyskull Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Virginia

    tired hands
    hardywood park
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