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Breweries to watch in 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCDub, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Dammit, I'm from Santa Cruz originally and found out about this brewery right after I returned from my last visit out there. Next time I go see my family I'll be stoked to check it out.

    But living in New England as I do, I'll mostly be watching for new developments from some of my regional faves, most notably Pretty Things (always, always Pretty Things) and Notch (which has been putting out great low-gravity/session beers).
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  2. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Pipeworks - loving the local flavor. They have yet to disappoint me
  3. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Anyone cover Red Peak?
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  4. craw4d

    craw4d Jul 6, 2009 Illinois

    Pipeworks is great - but their artwork really turns me off. It's horrible. It's not appealing - at all. It looks like they threw it together in powerpoint with some shitty font. Their beer is great, though.

    Solemn Oath is solid, too - look for more good things from them...and Spiteful from Chicago, too.
  5. andrewjraab

    andrewjraab Apr 5, 2011 Michigan

    So far I've been really disappointed in Rockford's offering. The hoplust tasted like a home brew to me. Most of the others have been just meh. The one that has really stood out to me so far is the Rogue River Brown on Nitro. Simply phenomenal. I want this brewery to succeed (since I live 5 minutes from it), but to me it is a dime a dozen at this point.
  6. Crabbicuss

    Crabbicuss Jan 3, 2011 Maryland

    I'd still be sittin' on DC Brau, there's some Dynamite gettin' ready to pour from that joint (as if it isn't already) and I think I'll take my place in the "blast hole" as come mid to late-March where it will be unrecoverable!!! Timing is everything and our world is still orbital...

  7. dougmaher434

    dougmaher434 Mar 10, 2011 California

    Besides the brewery I work at Rustic.
    Tired Hands
    Crooked Stave
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  8. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Jan 3, 2013 California

    Almanac. Their Farmer's Reserve drink like RR sours. Which is to say amazing...
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  9. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Agreed, just got #3 & 4 and can't wait to try em. Barrel Noir was really nice too, especially as a counterpoint to typically huge and overly sweet BA beers. Also heard their new recipes for the extra pale and honey saison are much improved.
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  10. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Dec 12, 2010 New York

    Urban Chestnut and the whole St. Louis scene. As well as this crazy new Boston scene after ACBF last weekend.
  11. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Oct 30, 2005 Arizona
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    These are all excellent breweries that are moving up the list.

    Toppling Goliath (IA)
    Dragoon Brewing (AZ)
    Indeed (MN)
    Prairie Ales (OK)
    Societe (CA)
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  12. IrishKevin

    IrishKevin Apr 11, 2013 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. & Tree House
  13. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Dec 12, 2010 New York

    I had to laugh out loud at the alcoholism ripe in "I'm at the brewery every weekend filling multiple growlers for the upcoming week"
  14. dougmaher434

    dougmaher434 Mar 10, 2011 California

    I don't know about RR sours, they are pretty good. Almanac should have released those first. I have tried their first few beers that came our way, and they were awful. I was so damn surprised how good these new ones are.
  15. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Apr 21, 2013 Maine
    Beer Trader

    I'm heading up to Newcastle on Friday. Will definitely be stopping by Oxbow.
  16. ipamonster

    ipamonster Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    Maine Beer Company
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