Events Breweries You'd Like To See At The American Craft Beer Fest

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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  2. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Do breweries come to states that they don't distribute to? If so, I'd like to see Bell's!
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  3. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Yes, it is not too much of a burben for out of area breweries without distribution to come to the fest.

    I'll send Bell's an invite, not sure what will come of it but they are invited now.
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  4. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Sweet! Thank you!
  5. ShogoKawada

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

    Blue Lobster (please!!)
    Capt. Lawrence
    Revival Brewing
  6. RichD

    RichD Champion (809) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Russian River
    Cigar City
    Founders (only if they're tapping CBS or KBS)

    Basically some brewers that we don't get in New England

    oh and Maine Beer Co. and Jack's Abby

    EDIT: scratch Maine Beer co & Jack's Abby...they're already going.
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  7. Wintermath

    Wintermath Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2010 Massachusetts

    Green Flash, Russian River, Surley!!!
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  8. slander

    slander Site Editor (1,806) Nov 5, 2001 New York

    Marshall Wharf/3 Tides,
    Hill Farmstead,
    Tired Hands
  9. karlfree

    karlfree Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2010 Massachusetts

    Sun king
    Flat tail
    Firestone walker
  10. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Green flash
    Two roads
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  11. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (367) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Jacks Abby
    DC Brau
    Crooked Stave
  12. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Firestone Walker
    Green Flash
    Ballast Point
    Cigar City
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  13. MAbeerNE1

    MAbeerNE1 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    Any from Minnesota:
    Brau Brothers
    Lift Bridge
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  14. Tackleberry20

    Tackleberry20 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 Massachusetts

    I like to see Jack"s Abby and Bear Republic
  15. msween21

    msween21 Aspirant (233) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Russian River
  16. madmanjf

    madmanjf Disciple (315) Sep 18, 2005 New York
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    Newburgh Brewing Company
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  17. konabrewer

    konabrewer Aspirant (252) Jul 10, 2003 Massachusetts

    Berkley Beer Company
  18. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Goose Island
    Russian River
    The Lost abbey
  19. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (501) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Has anyone actually had a Blue Lobster beer yet? It would be nice if someone would actually write a review rather than just rating it.
  20. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (501) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    New Glarus
  21. ShogoKawada

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

    Would if I could, hombre. Have not made the trek up yet.
  22. ShogoKawada

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

  23. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    The ones I can't readily buy near me. Bells, maui brewing co....
  24. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

  25. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Surly, Cigar City, and Hill Farmstead for sure.
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  26. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (474) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    NEBCO, Port, Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, Surly, Firestone Walker, Founders, Green Flash, Two Roads
  27. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Beyond what was already stated:

    Jackie O's
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  28. raydogfresh

    raydogfresh Initiate (174) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    Hill Farmstead please! Alchemist too. I know Shorts has been there in the past, is Michigan too far to come from?
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  29. ferillo

    ferillo Devotee (489) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    In looking at ones I don't see listed in here or remember from previous ACBfs, I would add:

    New Glarus
    Central Waters
    Half Acre
    NODA (was there last year)
    Olde Hickory
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  30. mcintire78

    mcintire78 Initiate (176) Dec 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    I'm the 30th reply and nobody has mentioned Three Floyd's? Do they just not come to festivals or something?
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  31. Larryken

    Larryken Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Massachusetts

    Sean Hill and Sean Lawson, especially Hill's Farmstead
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  32. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2008 Massachusetts

  33. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    They don't reply to emails ... or at least mine. ;-)

    I am sure they get flooded with emails / too busy to handle doing fests that are out of market.
  34. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Lawson has been before and always gets an invite ... I know Hill Farmstead won't have enough for the fest though they did BBF.
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  35. BCull82

    BCull82 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Hills Farmstead
    Russian River
    Duck Rabbit (Loved their stuff at last year's fest)
    Green Flash
    Ballast Point
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  36. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,121) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Quick FYI ... more invites sent out to most of the breweries suggested above.

    80 confirmed brewers now ... 45 more spots until I can figure out more space in the hall. Hope to have room for 135 brewers.
  37. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    Prairie Artisan Ales
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  38. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    THIS and these from Ohio: Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Fathead, Hoppin' Frog & the artisans @ Rockmill
  39. horshack7

    horshack7 Meyvn (1,055) Dec 14, 2003 England

    New Belgium, Sprecher, Big Sky, Great lakes
  40. Joshc

    Joshc Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2008 Pennsylvania

    How about Southern Tier Brewing Company?
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