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

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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  2. musicman7070

    musicman7070 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 Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    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 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Sweet! Thank you!
     
  5. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    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 Sep 4, 2010 Massachusetts

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

    slander Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Site Editor

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

    karlfree Nov 22, 2010 Massachusetts

    Sun king
    Flat tail
    Firestone walker
    Terrapin
     
  10. Thads324

    Thads324 Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Sweetwater
    Nebco
    Terrapin
    Green flash
    Two roads
    Blatant
     
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  11. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    BRUERY
    KERN
    50/50
    Jacks Abby
    DC Brau
    Crooked Stave
    Alesmith
     
  12. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Bells
    Founders
    Firestone Walker
    Green Flash
    Alpine
    Ballast Point
    Cigar City
     
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  13. MAbeerNE1

    MAbeerNE1 Dec 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    Any from Minnesota:
    Surly
    Indeed
    Summit
    Brau Brothers
    Harriet
    Lift Bridge
     
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  14. Tackleberry20

    Tackleberry20 Dec 2, 2009 Massachusetts

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

    msween21 Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Bells
    Russian River
    Alchemist
    Surly
     
  16. madmanjf

    madmanjf Sep 18, 2005 New York
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    Duck-Rabbit
    Newburgh Brewing Company
     
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  17. konabrewer

    konabrewer Jul 10, 2003 Massachusetts

    SURLY!
    Berkley Beer Company
     
  18. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Goose Island
    Allagash
    Russian River
    The Lost abbey
    Ithaca
    Bruery
     
  19. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    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 Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    New Glarus
    Peekskill
     
  21. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

  23. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

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

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

  25. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Surly, Cigar City, and Hill Farmstead for sure.
     
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  26. ScottieD

    ScottieD Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    NEBCO, Port, Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, Surly, Firestone Walker, Founders, Green Flash, Two Roads
     
  27. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Beyond what was already stated:

    Jackie O's
     
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  28. raydogfresh

    raydogfresh Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    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 Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
    Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    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
    Foothills
    Olde Hickory
     
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  30. mcintire78

    mcintire78 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 Nov 15, 2008 Massachusetts

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

    wdarcy77 Nov 27, 2008 Massachusetts

  33. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    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 Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    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 Jun 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    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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  36. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    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 Feb 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    Prairie Artisan Ales
     
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  38. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

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

    horshack7 Dec 14, 2003 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

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

    Joshc Dec 14, 2008 Pennsylvania

    How about Southern Tier Brewing Company?
     
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