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Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Keene, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (153) May 6, 2015 California
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  2. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Aspirant (204) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    Green Cheek, yes. And in SD County, the best debut was Wild Barrel in San Marcos.
  3. FirstName_LastName

    FirstName_LastName Initiate (119) Oct 29, 2017 Nebraska

    Another vote for Cellar West Artisan Ales in Boulder, CO. They have been open for eight months and just won silver at GABF in the Specialty Saison category.

    Also, Purpose Brewing and Cellars in Fort Collins, CO. Peter Bouckaert's new brewery (formerly 1933 brewing). I think it opened in August. They are making some excellent, small batch beers there. Small tap list (four beers) that changes weekly.
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  4. Tacoboomerang

    Tacoboomerang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 Virginia
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    Vasen Brewing - Richmond, VA. My favorites so far are the Smoked Farmhouse, Amarillo Gose and their Sour Stout. Richmond is a tough market saturated with solid breweries and I like the direction these guys are going.
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  5. jhavs

    jhavs Meyvn (1,461) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I'll have to check them out, never heard of them.
  6. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (537) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    A block from the center of Wolfeboro - Lone Wolfe worth a stop as well though I preferred Burnt Timber.
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  7. seanchai

    seanchai Defender (685) May 23, 2009 Virginia
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    Reason Beer in Charlottesville, VA Low alcohol, perfectly balanced beers from the former head brewer at Maine Beer Company.
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  8. CB_Michigan

    CB_Michigan Aspirant (206) Sep 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Seconded. I feel like they get overlooked around here because they aren't brewing anything that's particularly sexy, but everything they put out is true to style. Will be interesting to see what happens when their barrel program really gets going.
  9. Coltron23

    Coltron23 Aspirant (248) Apr 23, 2017 Connecticut
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    Vanished Valley out of Ludlow, MA is seriously putting stuff out just as good, if not better than Tree House. Pomona and Watershed are bomb.
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  10. Blinkyoureyes

    Blinkyoureyes Aspirant (283) Aug 28, 2015 Tennessee
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  11. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (414) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Outer Range brewing company in Frisco, CO.
    Killer IPAs and a really cool setting in the middle of the mountains. Short distance from a half dozen world-class ski areas. In particular, In the Steep, Rustic Ways, and Forestry have been killer, their cans have been really high quality from the start, which is impressive.

    Their Hydrologic Session IPA is very impressive, tons of flavor in a 5% beer. I did a back to back with Super Session from Lawsons and it was no contest.

    They also collaborated with Wiley Roots to make Neature Walk, and are releasing a collab with Weldwerks later this year IIRC.
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  12. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (329) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    More Brewing outside of Chicago. They won Gold at FOBAB. Stouts so thick you'll slap yo momma.
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  13. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (227) May 2, 2016 California
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    Green Cheek for sure

    Cellador Ales (but they might've been at very end of last year, but membership started this year and tasting room still isn't open)
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  14. core42

    core42 Devotee (477) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    HOMES is fantastic!!

    Who? :rolling_eyes:

    Speciation had their first bottle release in 2017 so that would have been the first time they were open to the public http://mittenbrew.com/2017/01/speciation-artisan-ales-holds-first-bottle-release/

    Oh and Speciation is pretty amazing so that would be my vote
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