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

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Events' started by Jason, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. Jason

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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

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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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    Sweet! Thank you!
     
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    Blue Lobster (please!!)
    NEBCO
    Capt. Lawrence
    Revival Brewing
     
  6. RichD

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    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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    Green Flash, Russian River, Surley!!!
     
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    Marshall Wharf/3 Tides,
    Hill Farmstead,
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    Sun king
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    Sweetwater
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    BRUERY
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    Bells
    Founders
    Firestone Walker
    Green Flash
    Alpine
    Ballast Point
    Cigar City
     
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    Any from Minnesota:
    Surly
    Indeed
    Summit
    Brau Brothers
    Harriet
    Lift Bridge
     
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    I like to see Jack"s Abby and Bear Republic
     
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    Bells
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    SURLY!
    Berkley Beer Company
     
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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.
     
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    Would if I could, hombre. Have not made the trek up yet.
     
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    The ones I can't readily buy near me. Bells, maui brewing co....
     
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    Surly, Cigar City, and Hill Farmstead for sure.
     
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    NEBCO, Port, Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, Surly, Firestone Walker, Founders, Green Flash, Two Roads
     
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    Beyond what was already stated:

    Jackie O's
     
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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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    In looking at ones I don't see listed in here or remember from previous ACBfs, I would add:

    Oxbow
    Deschutes
    New Glarus
    Central Waters
    Half Acre
    Revolution
    NODA (was there last year)
    Perennial
    Pipeworks
    Alpine
    Drakes
    Coast
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    Olde Hickory
     
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    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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    Sean Hill and Sean Lawson, especially Hill's Farmstead
     
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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.
     
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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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    Bell's
    Hills Farmstead
    Russian River
    Duck Rabbit (Loved their stuff at last year's fest)
    Green Flash
    Founders
    Troegs
    Ballast Point
    Stone
     
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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.
     
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    Prairie Artisan Ales
     
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    THIS and these from Ohio: Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Fathead, Hoppin' Frog & the artisans @ Rockmill
     
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    New Belgium, Sprecher, Big Sky, Great lakes
     
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    How about Southern Tier Brewing Company?
     
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