Breweries to watch in 2013

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  1. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Crusader (749) Oct 5, 2011 Colorado
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    Colorado breweries.

    Crooked Stave (Denver) - About to blow up big-time and be up there with Bruery and Hill Farmstead in demand.
    Dry Dock (Aurora) - Apricot Ale and Bligh's are two of the best Colorado beers. New facility will help expand production and distribution.
    Upslope (Boulder) - Their pumpkin ale gets picked off as soon as it hits the stores and their christmas ale was no slouch eitherr.
    Trinity (Colorado Springs) - Brett/Wild/Saison specialist keeps churning out rare beers. Furthering the boundaries of beer adjuncts. Currently expanding with a new barrel room.
    Funkwerks (Fort Collins) - You win some GABF medals and demand is bound to keep increasing.
    Crabtree (Greeley) - with new facility and new barrel manager, expect good things from this slept-on brewery.

    and Avery, O'Dell, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Ska etc. keep doing their thing with their seasonal/rares.
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  2. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Beachwood Brewing.

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  3. Fantasy_Factory

    Fantasy_Factory Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 New York

    If anybody makes it to New York, mainly Long Island and Brooklyn, look for beer by Barrier Brewing Co. Only find them in bars on tap. These guys make a great product. They were hit in sandy but that hasn't stopped them, up and brewing again! A real treat, these guys will be going places in years to come. I'm at the brewery every weekend (I live about 5 minutes away from them) filling multiple growlers for the upcoming week
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  4. IceAce

    IceAce Champion (870) Jan 8, 2004 California

    I like the cut of your jib...
  5. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Zealot (518) Mar 30, 2007 Indiana
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    Not yet. Their first day of distribution was on Friday.
  6. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    In Western PA, I'll be scoping Draai Laag and Helltown. And, hopefully, Full Pint will keep turning it up.
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  7. BigNoise

    BigNoise Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2008 Oregon

    Below Grade Brewing in Bend, OR.

    Tried a few different bottles when I was in town over the holidays. They were all outstanding.
  8. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

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  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,366) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Rushing Duck from the Catskills in NY. They are less than a year old and pretty local still, but have created quite a bit of buzz with their DIPA, War Elephant, and now an Imperial Stout. Here's looking forward to many great things to come!
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  10. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Poo-Bah (3,058) May 29, 2005 Ohio
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    FFF. I bet they make 20 one-time beers this year. And they're certain to raise prices to a ludicrous level.
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  11. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Tired Hands... on a Hill Farmstead arc.
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  12. glaze3

    glaze3 Initiate (17) Jul 29, 2010 Nevada

    Anchorage Brewing
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  13. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,006) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Haha, MD does a good job with getting good stuff, I don't buy beer in DE very often. I still haven't had Tired Hands, I really need to try them!
  14. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (152) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - new branding, new tasting room in 2013, new beers...

    Plus, some of the coolest people around...looking forward to seeing them do great things in 2013.
  15. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 California

    Cismontane Brewing out of Rancho Santa Margarita CA.
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  16. Jazzman27

    Jazzman27 Initiate (151) Nov 3, 2011 Florida

    Yay! I live in Pensacola, and obviously I am a big supporter of PBB. Glad to see that they are getting the well deserved recognition throughout the state.
  17. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Neshaminy Creek Brewing(Croydon, PA)
    is making some excellent brews right now, and expect to begin bottling in early 2013.
    Look for them to make some waves at this year's Philly Beer Week in June for sure.
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  18. MrHolland10

    MrHolland10 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2012 Georgia

    Creature Comforts and Terrapin out of Athens.

    Barrel aged Wake and Bake... Yes Please
  19. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Initiate (177) Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

    I wasn't able to grab the Anniversary, however, I plan on swinging through Richmond this week to grab some of their Sidamo coffee stout. Should be deliecious as well.
  20. VonZipper

    VonZipper Devotee (403) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    I 2nd Barrier. They are awesome guys and are putting out great beers. Hope they can recover from Sandy and keep putting out some good stuff on the new system.
  21. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Aspirant (294) Oct 11, 2010 Virginia
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  22. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (165) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Jeff Bagby's (formerly Pizza Port) new brewery if it opens up in 2013!
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  23. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Smuttynose's bottling of short batches- let's see bigger batches and distribution, yes please.
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  24. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (839) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Flying Fish has also cut a deal with the Total Wine chain to sell their beer CA,AZ and other states around the nation.
  25. matt82gill

    matt82gill Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 North Carolina

    North Carolina breweries. Foothills is stepping up it's game in Winston and Asheville is just exploding. My taste buds are excited.
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  26. dumpstation

    dumpstation Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    lost nation brewing.
    morrisville, vt.
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  27. unclejazz

    unclejazz Defender (639) Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    New England Brewing CO
  28. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

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  29. darkmoon66

    darkmoon66 Aspirant (248) Oct 8, 2011 California
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    Homer pick - Societe Brewing in San Diego. They already make great IPAs and an excellent Stout, and their sour program sounds really promising.
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  30. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    i love your avatar!
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  31. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Hardywood. New RIS Coffee released yesterday... way to strat out the year
  32. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2012 California

    Right Brain in Traverse City MI looks like they have some interesting things in the works for 2013.
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  33. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (131) May 15, 2011 New York
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    Vote - peekskill brewery
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  34. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Night Shift. Their barrel society is going to either put them on the map or destroy their rep. Either way, definitely somebody to watch.

    I expect Jack's Abby to show up more on the national radar in 2013. But if you're reading this and don't know them by now, you're already way behind the 8-ball...
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  35. JJSmash

    JJSmash Aspirant (254) Nov 23, 2011 Connecticut

    Two Roads in Stratford CT opened about a month ago, so far they've got some really good beers.
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  36. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    Keeping it local with Bucket Brewery. Pawtucket, RI
  37. nchophead

    nchophead Initiate (0) May 25, 2011 North Carolina

    Olde Hickory, eastern NC
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  38. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,805) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    2 from Minneapolis
  39. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

    Kuhnhenn. I live about 3 miles away and only recently realized what a hidden gem it is.
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  40. Wiscobrew

    Wiscobrew Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2011 Nevada
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    I am hoping the Firestone Wild series is a hit and pretty easy to come by.
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