Small Town Breweries

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  1. maxhock

    maxhock Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2008 Massachusetts

    Iron springs in Fairfax, CA. Great little town and even better beer. I lived in SF for a few years and used to mt. bike in the area and this was always a place to enjoy the beers we earned after a long ride. Beer was legit!
  2. bigislandbeer

    bigislandbeer Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Illinois

    Davenports Great river has ok beer. They have been having issues with infection. If your in the area I highly recommend Bent River brewery Rock Island Illinois
    Definitely the best brew in the quad city area.
  3. scm2787

    scm2787 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2011 Texas

    North country brewing company, slippery rock Pennsylvania. They will start canning soon
  4. mntlover

    mntlover Pooh-Bah (1,978) Jun 30, 2003 Tennessee

    Like Wolf Hills in Abingdon VA
  5. WD_Eisemann

    WD_Eisemann Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    The Gamble Mill Restaurant and Microbrewery in Bellefonte, PA. Population around 6,000 (medium sized, I guess)
  6. hopazoid

    hopazoid Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Minnesota

    Ovalde Farm and Brewery, Rollingstone, MN Pop. 650
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  7. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Cooperstown, well, how about Brewery Ommegang then, right?
  8. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Unsure of the population of Greencastle, ME, but I'm gonna give a shout out to Oxbow. What I've had of theirs is excellent.
  9. Pgarand

    Pgarand Aspirant (293) Jan 8, 2009 New Hampshire

    Mercury Brewing, brewers of Ipswich Ales in Ipswich MA
  10. SShelly

    SShelly Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2008 Oregon

    Indian Wells Brewery, Inyokern, CA pop. 1099 (2010)
  11. BeerIsland

    BeerIsland Savant (1,205) Feb 9, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Mehoopany PA at 892 residents has a winery and a brewery at Nimble Hill

    Montrose with 1664 inhabitants boasts a brewery out in its "suburbs", Endless Brewing
    Selinsgrove is huge at over 5300 folks !
  12. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Savant (1,233) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Roseland Virginia is the home of Devil's Backbone (pop 1977)
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  13. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Spring House Brewing Company

    The brewery is in Conestoga, PA, which has a population of about 1300. Granted they now have a bar/restaurant in Lancaster (about 60,000 people), they still brew in Conestoga.

    They make some damn tasty beers too.

    Troegs (Hershey - pop. ~ 14200) and Victory (Downingtown - pop. ~ 7900) are both in relatively small towns too, though I guess that depends on your definition of small.
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  14. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Funny, I was wondering the size of those towns as I've had a good amount of Troeg's and Victory's over the years.
  15. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    I've had Devil's Backbone, sorry, I didn't know they're from a small town too. I have had barely anything by Devil's Backbone to say anything in their favor. However, I will say that Morana's Dark Lager was good brew.
  16. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Savant (1,233) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Very successful at the 2012 and 2013 GABF. 2012 they were voted Small Brewing Company of the year, and brought home 2 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze. In 2013 they were voted Small Brewing Company of the year, 2 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. A nice bit of hardware for such a small brewery and to have only been around for such a short period. I've had their Eight Point IPA and their Kilt Flasher. Was definitely more impressed with the Kilt Flasher.
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  17. digita7693

    digita7693 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2010 Germany

    De Garde Brewing, Tilamook, Oregon (pop 4942)
    Doing all spontaneously fermented beers! Delicious:slight_smile:
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  18. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury, VT. (pop. ~8,000)
  19. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming

    Black Tooth Brewery in Sheridan, WY
  20. Flashy

    Flashy Pooh-Bah (1,693) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    VT is a small town state for better or worse.
  21. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio

    The Alchemist...Waterbury VT (pop: 4915):grinning:
  22. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    Chico is a small town when the students at Chico State aren't in session. I hear Sierra Nevada makes good beers. :-)
    Ft Bragg is tiny period and Old Raspy ain't nuthin to shake a stick at.
  23. rgordon

    rgordon Pooh-Bah (2,605) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Lost Coast in Eureka never gets mentioned. Nice people, nice place.
  24. skubas86

    skubas86 Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Illinois

    Galena Brewing Company in Galena, Il. The first to have red stripe.
  25. BoomKentucky

    BoomKentucky Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Kentucky

    In Danville, Ky there is a brewery named LORE, that has some decent beer. My only beef with them is they are bottle production only. You can not go to the brewery and get beer. For whatever reason it makes me think less of them and don't really care to get their stuff anymore because of this.
  26. RIKIM

    RIKIM Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2013 Rhode Island

    I have some traveling to do :slight_smile:
  27. CJRubes

    CJRubes Zealot (648) Jul 18, 2013 Massachusetts

    Treehouse Brewing in Brimfield MA....population of around 3,600.
  28. grumpy

    grumpy Pundit (884) May 24, 2005 Missouri

    Acadian Farms in Carson, Washington

    Little Yeoman in Cabool, Missouri.
    Gruhkle's in Berger, Missouri
    Piney River in Bucyrus, Missouri
    2nd Shift in New Haven, Missouri
    Bat Creek in Bowling Green, Missouri

    Kassik's in Kenai, Alaska
    Haines Brewing in Haines, Alaska
    Skagway and Kenai River Brewing in Soldatna, Alaska
    Last Frontier in Wasilla, Alaska (You betcha!)
    Denali Brewing in Talkeetna, Alaska
    Homer Brewing in Homer, Alaska

    The Missouri and Alaska small town lists are extensive, and I grow too weary to list the rest.
  29. WillRadar

    WillRadar Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2009 Minnesota

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