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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCDub, Jan 4, 2013.
Evil Twin and To Ol from Denmark!
With Fathead's distributing their beer now and increasing production, I'm looking forward to them having more opportunity to do collaborations and having more consistent products at the pub (in Pittsburgh).
^ Evil Twin is quite big already, no?
Jack's Abby is in the process of quadrupling (?) their production size, and are still flying somewhat under the radar. Also, Enlightenment Ales. They make a really unbelievably delicate biere de champagne, I predict everyone will want their beers in a year.
If Ithaca has any big plans, they're sure keeping quiet about it. They moved into their new facility in the fall, but I get the sense that the goal there is to push their main line into further distribution.
Hop Stash was a one off, sadly... and the sours were Chief's pet project. I have no confidence that they're anything but a one-beer brewery right now.
Also, Rockford Brewing just outside of Grand Rapids. Just opened up in November, but they've already got some pretty solid beers under their belt; Belgian Multigrain (Belgian dark with a lot of fruity notes to it), Hoplust IPA (big citrus hop bomb, reminiscent of big West Coast IPAs), Sheehan's Irish Stout (an Irish coffee stout), and Rogue River Brown (smooth with a roasty nut flavor). They're going to be pretty solid once they really get going.
This, plus a 25th Anniversary collaboration with Deschutes. Big year for GLBC!
How is black shirt anyway? I havent' had time to make it over there yet. What kind of stuff do they do?
Perrin Brewing in Grand Rapids is just phenomenal.
Lagunitas, Epic, Crooked Stave, Pipeworks, Revolution, Elevation
Both in DC:
3 Stars- Their barrel aging program is getting off the ground and their first offering (Global Pandemic) was really, really good. They're expanding and are gonna have a dynamite regular line-up. Their saison is kick-ass.
Bluejacket- Greg Engert and an extensive sour program? Yes, please.
I will tentatively agree with Bluejacket. I haven't been a huge fan of many of their collaborations, but I'm hoping their focus isn't on things like weizenbocks.
The Sidewalk Saison is quite nice, and I'm looking forward to more of that. The sour program should be great as well, at least I hope. I'm bringing that more to Meg, however. Greg may or may not have good ideas, but he certainly doesn't have the type of experience that she does.
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company (IA)
Stillwater Artisanal Ales (MD)
Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project (MA)
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (MI)
Steel Toe Brewing (MN)
Agreed on the odd/ less brewed styles. Did you try Snack Attack? Really good, IMO. The honey roasted peanuts put some people off, but they made the beer for me. Hope there's still a keg hidden away somewhere.
Absolutely right, shame on me for not mentioning Meg. While Greg brings the name recognition, she's gonna be the one getting her boots dirty.
I thought Snack Attack was pretty gross. I didn't like the salty peanut character. I'm really looking forward to having some standard beers from them as opposed to collaborations that too often seem gimmicky.
Two Roads out of Stratford, CT
I didn't read every post in the 6 pages of the thread, so I'm sure it has been mentioned several times, but I expect big things from Pipeworks in 2013. I went back to Chicago last weekend to visit family and had my first pipeworks brew. I ended up picking up 6 or 7 of them and was pretty much blown away by all of them. I'd kill to have them distributed into OH.
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Karbach out of Houston TX, everything in their F.U.N. series has been amazing so far
Daredevil Brewing Co is distributed in draft only right now in central and southern Indiana. North of Indy they are in Muncie and Noblesville. Also, in greater Indy metro area and Bloomington. Locations list and current beers are on the website.
Haw River in NC
Anchorage Brewing Company
No Label Brewery in Katy, TX. TEXAS BEER ! ! !
And Shiner is still creating new flavors as well...
Good Nature Brewing in Hamilton NY ..just celebrated their 1 year anniversary. DIPA is phenomenal
I totally agree. I love Draai Laag's nitro flemish ale and helltowns IPAs
La Pienture and Idle Hands IPA? Right up my alley.
And... just for that, you get 'Follow'ed, good sir!
Three Heads Brewing in Rochester NY. Especially paying close attention to their new Double IPA called "Too Kind".
Fullsteam and their barrel aging.
hardywood. I havent had a bad beer from them yet.
Couldn't agree more, loved the two beers of theirs that I sampled this month.
skimmed most of this but I have to say Solemn Oath. Those guys are so popular right now and there are rumors of them bottling by the end of this year.
Yeah, I'm excited to see what Steel Toe comes out with next. I've enjoyed everything they've put out so far.
+1 for Wicked Weed in Asheville
Made the trip there this weekend. Everything I had was top notch.
Trillium & Castle Island in South Boston (fingers crossed they'll both bring something unique to Boston)
Now that I live in St Pete I'm really looking forward to Cycle Brewing opening up separate from Pegs and I enjoy what I have had from 7venth Sun up in Dunedin and look forward to them continuing to put out more delicious beers.
Red hare from Marietta GA
Beat me to it. Once they are canning, I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more about them.
Maine Beer Co and Hill Farmstead (will be even higher in demand next year if you can believe it)
Peekskill Brewery is one that a lot of people will start hearing about soon, especially in NYC.
1) Pipeworks Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
2) Pipeworks Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
3) Pipeworks Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
Did I mention Pipeworks? Seriously, I think they will become the next Three Floyd's style brewery.