News MSN: 10 Breweries on the Bubble

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  1. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Disciple (304) Apr 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    Basically picks a handful of small brewers that are knocking it out. Of the ones I know, they are pretty dead on.
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  2. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Ive had quite on few on that list. They picked up some nice ones.

  3. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    That's a solid list of breweries right there.
  4. sailorastro

    sailorastro Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2011 Connecticut

    Glad to see Pretty Things on the list. ♥ I'll have to keep an eye out for the other nine.
  5. Plenum

    Plenum Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 New Jersey

    I just logged in to post that article...great piece on some excellent brewers. Really glad to see MBC on the list. Peeper and Lunch are just fantastic.
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  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,163) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I bet you have...
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  7. Swim424

    Swim424 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Florida

    sad to say the only ones Ive had are the cigar city ones.
  8. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,651) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Never had anything from Barrier or Revolution, but all the others are qualities picks. Delicious beer.
  9. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Great list. I've had a few of those, and the others have been on my radar for a while now.
  10. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    Barrier is the only one I haven't tried, but it doesn't look like they're in distribution mode yet, so someday.
  11. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Missouri

    Nice article and a pretty good list of established craft breweries and "up-and-commers".
  12. Gosox8787

    Gosox8787 Meyvn (1,048) Jan 24, 2009 New Hampshire

    Interesting to see someone like Hill Farmstead on the list as it's looks like the intent is "up and comers" and I don't see them expanding much.

    The list is really good though, especially for a major news outlet. Every single brewery on the list I've tried, I've really liked. Usually I except the worst and hope for the best with these type of articles, but this one was well written and informative.
  13. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    i heard of all those breweries except barrier brewing. the odd thing is thatvtheyre basedbin oceanside and that is right next to me.
  14. dublthink

    dublthink Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012

    if you are ever in Chicago I highly recommend you go to Revolution Brewing... Great beer and and really nice brew pub... Walked in and they had just opened the upper floor for the evening. Try the bacon popcorn too... Nothing at all bad to say about them!!!!
  15. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2011 Illinois

    Nice to see Revolution on the list. They make some quality brews and the barrel aged stuff is some of the best beer I've ever had.
  16. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    overall nice right up and good list. Very well balanced as far as location. The only one that looks like writer's bias is Barrier (which is the only one I have not heard of or tried a beer from) and looking at reviews few have tried them. But that is fine to give a shout out to a local favorite, it only becomes an issue when the majority are like that.
  17. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I'd be willing to bet that they had a difficult time paring the list down to 10 when there have been so many new breweries and brewpubs opening daily, or so it seems.
  18. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I'd be willing to bet that they had a difficult time paring the list down to 10 when there have been so many new breweries and brewpubs opening daily, or so it seems.
  19. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    "citrus twinged ipa", "hop heavy ipas" "spicy ipas" "sweet ipas" "keenly crafted ipas"....ugh, so many other styles out there to brew and talk about :slight_frown:
  20. Avalon68

    Avalon68 Initiate (178) Jul 1, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I'm just not getting the Barrier pick. Seems a bit early for them to be on any list. Besides that, this is really very good.
  21. VonZipper

    VonZipper Disciple (398) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    Barrier has been building up a good reputation in the NYC and LI area. They put out some really good stuff. Hopefully, they are on their way to doing some big things, especially after moving to a new location and upgrading their capacity. I live a few minutes from Barrier and definitely think they are the best on LI.
  22. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    That's a really solid list. I've only had beers from Revolution (one of my favorite places here in Chicago), Cigar City, and The Bruery. Not to mention I've been meaning to get my hands on Nebraska and Upright.

    I was surprised to see all three of them on the list. Way to go MSN.
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  23. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Anything that gives JK a little bit of a trade value bump I am stoaked
  24. brooklynbrews

    brooklynbrews Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Uzbekistan

    Barrier is no joke, and given that they brew on a one barrel system, their beers are easy enough to find on tap in the five boroughs.
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  25. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Cool list. Westbrook and Funky Buddha would have been strong choices, too.
  26. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    1bbl? for realz
  27. brooklynbrews

    brooklynbrews Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Uzbekistan

    yup, they top out around 400 barrels a year according to their web site. I met Evan about a year ago at one of their tasting events, very cool guy and obviously passionate about brewing. Highly recommend Barrier to any and all that make it to nyc.
  28. Drazzamatazz

    Drazzamatazz Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2009 Maine

    A bunch of nice brewers getting a little more press, always a good thing. I've had offerings from all other than Revolution and I gotta say not a bad choice of the bunch.
  29. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Sounds like an investor opportunity, especially with publicity like that from the article. They could have 10x the system for not a whole lot of money. :slight_smile:
  30. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,877) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Nice article, thanks for the link. I've only had some from 3 of those, but they have all been standout!
  31. astroevan

    astroevan Aspirant (230) Apr 9, 2008 South Carolina

    The Beer Advocate team thought highly enough of Barrier to put an article about them in the June 2011 issue.

    The MSN article covers some good breweries. Knowing what I know about the ones that I have tried, I guess I need to put the others on my radar.
  32. Stankonia

    Stankonia Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2010 Idaho

    It's rare that a major mainstream news outlet writes an article about the craft beer culture that doesn't suck.
  33. bpd2001

    bpd2001 Initiate (127) Jun 14, 2012 New York

    I live close to Barrier, too, and tried to stop by this afternoon. Had trouble finding it and ended up getting there after they closed. But excited to try it -- will go back again.
  34. VonZipper

    VonZipper Disciple (398) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    The release of there first batch at the new brewery is next Saturday. Can't wait to check out the new place. Follow them on Facebook, they post updates of what's going on.
  35. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Oregon

    Finally, a list I can agree with

    /Boneyard Brewing still missing from the list though....
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