Breweries to watch in 2013

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  1. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    only had a few of their beers but loved the primal pale ale. good stuff.:slight_smile:
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  2. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Initiate (177) Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

    + whatever we're up to now on Hardywood Park in Richmond, VA.
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  3. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Little guys:
    Steel Toe out of Minnesota
    Toppling Goliath out of Iowa
    Ale Asylum out of Wisconsin
    Half Acre out of Chitown

    Big guys:
    Green Flash
    Goose Island
    Oskar Blues
  4. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Flying Fish from NJ perhaps.

    Talked to a brewery rep yesterday, says they quadrupled the size of their brewery and are re-releasing some of their "exit" series beers in 6 packs. I think they'll become bigger in NJ, and I hope the rest of the US. Decent beers, but the price is right for entry level beer geeks
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  5. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Zealot (518) Mar 30, 2007 Indiana
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    Brand new one here in Indiana called DareDevil.

    Two of the guys behind it were serious award winning home-brewers and I've had their beer many times. I am really excited to see what they do.
  6. JarlowMarlow

    JarlowMarlow Initiate (35) Jul 10, 2012 Florida
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    7venth Sun from Tampa Bay Area
    River North outta Denver
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  7. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Devotee (475) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA (Potentially bottling)
    Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
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  8. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Night Shift! Really awesome and inventive stuff, and incredible berliners. Bout time someone made great fruit berliners up northeast...
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  9. je1129

    je1129 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Iowa

    Toppling Goliath. Growler laws are much better now. G'nug anytime I want.
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  10. dasenebler

    dasenebler Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2008 Maine

    Oxbow. These guys know what's up.
  11. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,534) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    Never heard of them. Have they distributed north of Indy?
  12. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,534) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    How have they changed? I moved away a few years ago and haven't kept up. Can you fill growlers somewhere other than the brewery now?
  13. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    What do you expect from Green Flash or Founders? a
  14. je1129

    je1129 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Iowa

    Yes. Every bar around that has TG sells growlers. Changed around November I think.
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  15. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Crooked Stave (CO)....within a year or two this will be a big hyped brewery i think
    Four Peaks (AZ) not my favorite brewery but they have money now and big expansion plans in progress and i have seen a taste of their new experiments...I'm impressed
    Anchorage (AK) this guy is destined for great things i think
    Maui (HI) i think we've only seen the beginning for them
  16. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,534) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    Bad ass!
  17. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Both expanding like gangbusters...and great breweries.
  18. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (210) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    For Chicago, Pipeworks and looking forward to Off Color.
  19. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    I hadn't heard about the Founders expansion ...and i basically don't like anything ive had from Green Flash but maybe that will change...i 'll keep my eyes open for new stuff
  20. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Zealot (518) Mar 30, 2007 Indiana
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    I don't think so. Draft only around Indy at the moment.
  21. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (638) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    I been digging Pensacola Bay Brewing Company out of Northern Florida.. they are new & making some really good stuff.
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  22. MinnTwins

    MinnTwins Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2012 Minnesota

    Indeed in Minneapolis, Minnesota opened up mid to late 2012. Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder are supposed to be great. Had Old Friend which was fantastic.
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  23. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    The avatar is a hint. A third for Greenbush.
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  24. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    I think St. Arnolds is a brewery to watch next year, when a brewery decides hey lets see whats going on with this barrel stuff and they have the room that they do, I am watching. Sure they have been out for a long time, but now are going more creative then they have ever been. With the DR series, and now Icon, then Bishops Barrel I think 2013 could be fun for them.

    Also Karbach and JK. Karbach is about to explode on the scene this Monday look out
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  25. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,534) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    Do they have a taproom? Their website doesn't give much information.
  26. Lane1

    Lane1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 California

    Ritual Brewing in Redlands, CA. Awesome facility that is already pre-fitted and ready for easy expansion. Their first bottled beer is an awesome start and hopefully a good example of what they will be doing in the future.
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  27. rjknyy

    rjknyy Initiate (150) Nov 7, 2009 Georgia
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    Very excited about Southbound Brewing in Savannah, they should be rolling in a couple of months.
  28. beerking

    beerking Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Illinois

    and homer will add
    Spiteful Brewing (just starting)
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  29. bosshop

    bosshop Initiate (190) Sep 13, 2012 New York

    For me it's Ithaca Beer. Can the current brewers keep Flower Power cranking? Aside from Le Bleu will any other sours or new, edgey/
    creative Excelsiors appear? Hop Stash return or another ipa? They had been so highly regarded during the previous brewers tenure (as it seemed to me), will they or can they maintain that reputation?

    That said, Peeksill + new digs x cool ship = look out!!
  30. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    Local to me in NJ is Carton Brewing, Atlantic Highlands, NJ and Kane Brewing in Ocean, NJ. Both relatively new breweries that put out some damn fine brew. Carton is draft only right now and Kane is mostly draft with exception of these limited 750s:
    both were excellent and I anticipate big things from these guys in the coming year.
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  31. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (533) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Blue Lobster in Hampton, NH. The brewer worked with Shaun at Hill Farmstead for a year before heading to this startup.
  32. blamethemovies

    blamethemovies Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2012 Florida

    Funky Buddha is opening their brewery finally in March and will be distributing outside of their own building. That alone is worth celebrating, but I'd love to also see what J Wakefield does this year as he gets up and running in South Florida and also 7venth Sun's second year of existence.
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  33. dsauter

    dsauter Aspirant (271) Oct 12, 2009 Indiana

    Intuition in Jacksonville put out their first three canned beers in 2012. Underdark will be their first bottled beer I January or February, and I'm definitely looking forward to that one.
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  34. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (327) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Pipeworks from Chicago! Their CitraNinja is amazing. I typically am not crazy about barley wines but my brother and I cracked open a Santa Vs Unicorn on Xmas and it blew my mind! Gonna try their Coffee Break Abduction tonight, pretty excited!

    Spiteful from Chicago is another one to watch. Havent had their GFY Stout yet but their xmas ale Jingle Balls was one of the better xmas ales I have had!
  35. SecondStage1983

    SecondStage1983 Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Washington

    Pfriem Family Brewing out of Hood river Oregon. I know the owners personally and I can honestly tell you that I have never had a better beer than one I had out of Josh Pfriem's garage that he made. He won Gold and Bronze medals while working with Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham WA. He also one them best small Brew pub of the year in 2009 I believe. They specialize in Belgian's and are starting their barrel aging program soon.
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  36. ONUMello

    ONUMello Poo-Bah (2,293) Feb 24, 2009 Ohio
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    They're not open yet but locally (Cleveland) I can't wait to see what Portside does. They took the route less traveled by getting the more difficult licensing for a distillery taken care of FIRST, then are moving on to beer this coming spring, rather than the other way around. Their rum is quite good, can't wait for the beer (then a restaurant to follow that too).
  37. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Perrin brewing in Grand Rapids. They will be canning and bottling soon and are large enough to handle the local market. I have only had a few of their offerings, but they have all been very solid beers. I can't wait to see some barrel aging, or other more experimental beers from them, also looking forward to buying their beer in the store this year!
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  38. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    Founders! I'm not waiting for the first backstage announcement to get on the hype train. I expect good things from those releases this year.
  39. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    After the two grand slams with the GBS and BB GBS I can't wait to see what else they will do. Did you get any of the Anniversary? I was not able to get to the release
  40. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (866) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    Knowing what Shaun Hill has in barrels right now I will again mention Hill Farmstead:wink:!
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