What brewers would you like to see at Extreme Beer Fest: Boston (2019)?

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,622) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Extreme Beer Fest is coming back to Boston on February 1st and 2nd, 2019, and we're working in the first round of invites early this week. We're also looking for your suggestions.

    Breweries must be:
    • Independent.
    • Known for their extreme brewing skills (beers that push the boundaries of brewing).
    • Able to travel to Boston and accept the challenge to bring their A-teams, exclusive beers, and something extremely sessionable (5% alcohol by volume or less).
    And please tell us why you think they should be considered vs. just dropping a list of breweries.

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. StrangeBrewer76

    StrangeBrewer76 Aspirant (224) Aug 5, 2008 Massachusetts

    KrafTea Kombucha Co.
    Federal and state (MA) regulators consider kombucha a beer for its use of malt alternative (cane sugar). That combined with the fact that it relies on Acetobacter and tea make it extremely different from almost any other beer on the market.
    They should be considered for a few reasons:
    - Extremely different brewing process
    - Extremely different product
    - Extremely low ABV (1-2%)
    - Extremely small operation (Just me)
    - Extreme interest (I'd love to be there)
    Thanks for your consideration. Cheers!
  3. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,443) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    DFH is too obvious to mention as they still seem to be leading the way, but what about Earth Eagle Brewings? They do a lot of beers without hops which is, these days, kind of extreme. I also like Brewery Techne that does a lot of Scandinavian styles. And I'd have to say New Belgium for their barrel aged stuff, and Crooked Stave as well - not that barrels are extreme, in the same way that gruit beers are, they've been done since 'forever', but aging in wood still seems kind of extreme now.
  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,622) Aug 23, 1996 California

    They're also the longtime beer sponsor of Extreme Beer Fest, so their attendance is a given.
  5. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,443) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I'll also throw in Draai Laag which is now known as Strange Roots Experimental Ales.
  6. CraftBeerLos

    CraftBeerLos Initiate (198) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut

    Some potentially obvious ones but:

    Horus Aged Ales
    Inu Island Ales
    Flagler Village
    Hidden Springs
    Three Chiefs
    Moksa Brewing
    Suarez Family
    Triple Crossing
    New Park Brewing
    Foam Brewers
    Arkane Aleworks
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  7. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (7,546) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Barrel Culture, Omnipollo & The Veil.
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  8. Spindelphia

    Spindelphia Initiate (141) Dec 17, 2015 New Jersey

    I few breweries to consider are

    Troon Brewing from Hopewell, NJ (Very small, but some of the best beers in NJ)
    River Horse from Ewing, NJ Hippo's Hand, Stouty Stout, Craic, all their newer beers have been pretty amazing. Raspberry Tripel Horse is always a crowd pleaser too.
    Neshaminy Creek from Croydon, PA One of the best in Bucks County, awesome beer,great people. Tell em you want some #beerswithzeke.
    Free Will. You're bring these guys back right?
  9. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,717) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    The Answer Brewpub - Creative and crazy beers
    WeldWerks Brewing Company - Vet of LAEBF 2017
    Wiley Roots Brewing Company - Fun beers using slush machines
    The Veil Brewing Co.- Crazy IPA's and Fruit beers
    Angry Chair Brewing - Pastry Stouts
    J. Wakefield Brewing - Vet of EBF
    Hudson Valley Brewery - Assorted fruited and IPA
    B-52 Brewing - Creative BA beers and weird ingredients
    Moksa Brewing Company - BA and other beers
    Great Notion Brewing - EBF Vet
    3 Sons Brewing Co. - Finally open and history of crazy beers
    Pulpit Rock Brewing Company - Great BA and other beers
    Barrel Theory Beer Company - New up an comer with great intersting beer
    Barreled Souls Brewing Company - EBF Vet
    Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending - Crazy sour program
    Westbrook Brewing Company - Great brewery
    Cycle Brewing - Great BA program
    Bearded Iris Brewing - Interesting IPA and other beers
    Tired Hands Brewing Company - Different ingredients
    Voodoo Brewery - Fun brewery great BA program
    Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen - Interesting IPA program
    Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales - BA Vet
    Anchorage Brewing Company - Great barleywine program
    Une Année Brewery - Great sour program
    Witch's Hat Brewing Company - Interesting BA program and weird beers
    More Brewing Co.
    Modern Times Beer
    Mikerphone Brewing
    Casa Agria Specialty Ales
    Perennial Artisan Ales
    Side Project Brewing
    Horus Aged Ales
  10. peekhoff

    peekhoff Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2018 Texas

    Jester King- their use of wild yeast to make some of the best sours, farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales out there.
  11. joshuasteed

    joshuasteed Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2013 New Jersey

    Twin Elephant
    Plan Bee
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  12. TampaBeerMan

    TampaBeerMan Aspirant (299) Aug 2, 2015 Florida
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    Angry Chair
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  13. Canucklehead_Tulsa

    Canucklehead_Tulsa Aspirant (268) Jul 8, 2014 Oklahoma

    Heirloom Rustic Ales. Incredibly innovative and fun. For example, Drone Witch. From their website: “This beer is inspired by the Brut IPA's of San Francisco. Fermented to desert dry levels by a yeast from Lithuania provided by our friend DeWayne Schaaf. Conditioned atop loads of Butterfly Pea Berry for hypnotizing color collages. Double dry hopped with current Huell Melon and Mosaic hops and carbonated explicitly. Notes of blueberry clogged Chambongs and arboretums on the ethereal plane.”
  14. Kwaide

    Kwaide Initiate (87) Jul 11, 2012 Virginia

    Benchtop brewing, Gose with agave worms for salt, beer made with crickets. Beet Kvaas sour made with carrots. IPA fermented with an ale yeast in the 90 degree plus range. Need I say more. They are amazing and if you get a chance to come to Norfolk VA you must try them out
  15. the8thstate

    the8thstate Initiate (38) Sep 26, 2016 South Carolina

    The Eighth State Brewing-brewery opening that does a lot of experimental styles and crazy colored beers
  16. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Quite Easily Resident Culture from Charlotte. They are making what is IMO the best NEIPAS being brewed in this state. They are as good as anything I've had from anyone anywhere. They also push it with new variations of malt and hops on a weekly basis. I sent them some info, but a real invite might do it.
  17. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (16) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Forbidden Root in Chicago
    Speciation Ales in Grand Rapids
    Bellwoods, Burdock and NIckelbrook around Toronto all do some cool out of the box stuff.
    Strange Roots and Grist House around Pittsburgh.
  18. Sullivanj10

    Sullivanj10 Initiate (33) Mar 5, 2013 California

    Highland Park Brewery, Bellwoods, Godspeed, Cloudburst, Holy Mountain, Weldwerks, Creature Comforts, Alvarado St., Cellarmaker, Brouwerij West
  19. hiddendecoy

    hiddendecoy Initiate (59) Dec 13, 2015 Connecticut

    I don't know a more extreme brewery than OEC Brewing.
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  20. RSL1128

    RSL1128 Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2018 Massachusetts

    I'd really like to see Highland Park Brewery from Los Angeles. I've only been able to try one of their DIPAs and a Pilsner that a friend sent me, but they were incredible, and would love to be able to try one of their stouts, porters, or sours without having to go to LA.
  21. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (64) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut

    Also here to say OEC at EBF, they are making amazing beer. Moving 30 minutes closer to them in a few weeks and am beyond ecstatic
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  22. sfrankiewicz

    sfrankiewicz Initiate (15) May 14, 2018 Wisconsin

    Casey Brewing and Blending
    Fonta Flora Brewery
    Four Quarters Brewing
    Scratch Brewing Company
  23. KoryGlahn

    KoryGlahn Initiate (31) Jan 5, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Nimble Hill Brewing Co, Tunkhannock PA. This brewery is also affiliated with a winery of the same name, they brew a variety of beers. Flagship beers are Cluster Fuggle pale ale, Hop Bottom IPA, Midnight Fuggle robust porter, and Nim Wit, a Belgian wit beer. They also brew seasonal beers such as Turbo Diesel imperial Stout, Naughty, a Belgian style strong ale, and Jack Be Nimble pumpkin ale. They have brewed special releases (collaborating with the winery) including a Cab Franc sour and a Vidal Blanc sour. They would be a great addition to the lineup for EBF!
  24. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,074) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    What I would most like to see is a picture of me there.
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  25. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,285) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Who'd want to see your picture while they are at a beer fest?! :wink::rolling_eyes:
  26. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,074) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    To each his own.
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  27. PhillyBoy23

    PhillyBoy23 Initiate (128) Feb 3, 2015 New Jersey

    Hudson Valley, Barrel Culture, 3 Sons Brewing, Troon, Toppling Goliath and Equilibrium to name a few......
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  28. zdubu

    zdubu Initiate (10) Sep 19, 2018

    Monkish, Tired Hands, Brick And Feather, Modern Times, Jackie O's
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  29. Olafec

    Olafec Initiate (15) Sep 19, 2018 Massachusetts

    Bottle Logic!! Please bring them back every year if they’re available.

    Would also like to see Altamont Beer Works


    They make some pretty cool stuff - the ‘Berry White’ is to die for.
  30. amizenk

    amizenk Initiate (31) Jun 11, 2015 New Jersey

    Icarus Brewing in Lakewood, NJ. They aren't big, so they are often over shadowed on the NJ brewing scene when compared to brewers like Kane and Carton. However, they make a very wide variety of beers, from the 15% Kalishnakoffee Stout to several juicy NEIPAs to saisons to shandys. They would be a great add and this would be an opportunity to get them the recognition on the craft beer scene they deserve.
  31. RichFellows

    RichFellows Initiate (74) Mar 13, 2011 Connecticut

    OEC and Jester King
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  32. j44thor

    j44thor Disciple (395) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hidden Springs Aleworks - put them right up there with the best BA stouts in FL
    The Answer - they would likely bring some crazy and very tasty options
  33. GreggatSwigg

    GreggatSwigg Initiate (115) Jan 3, 2018 Delaware

    I would second Strange Roots. Also, anyone with a Foeder is okay with me... Therefore, I would suggest Vasen Brewing Company from Richmond, VA and 2SP from Aston, PA... Both have an excellent range of styles from sessionable to extreme.
  34. Cmain

    Cmain Initiate (82) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'll throw in another vote for Strange Roots. Would also love to see Scratch Brewing Company from Ava, IL.
  35. th3hooligan

    th3hooligan Initiate (36) Mar 12, 2016 Connecticut

    Cycle Brewing (Saint Petersburg, FL.) - Known mainly for their BA Program that includes RareR DOS Lineup and Weekday Series
    J Wakefield (Miami, FL.) - I mean we know enough about these guys... Stush, DFPF, Harbinger, Big Poppa, Brush, etc...
    Mikerphone (Elk Grove Village, IL.) - Known for their IPA's (Various styles), Smells like Bean Spirit lineup and collabs with Untitled Art.
    Holy Mountain (Seattle, WA.) - Primarily a Saison brewery, rotating series of aged brews.
    The Lost Abbey (San Marcos, CA.) - Belgium Style beers and Stouts
    3 Sons (Dania Beach, FL.) - Stouts, Stouts and more Stouts
    Side Project (Saint Louis, MO.) - Known for their BA Fermented Beers (Wild Ales, Saison, American Wild) and some Stouts
    The Answer (Richmond, VA.) - IPA's, Popsicle Series and Vintage Video Games
    Hill Farmstead (Greensboro, VT.) - Great brewery nestled up in Vermont, various style of beers including IPAs, Saisons and Stouts
    Equilibrium (Middletown, NY.) - Heavy IPA Presence using various styles of hops
    de Garde (Tillamook, OR.) - Another brewery specializing in fermented beers
    Hudson Valley (Beacon, NY.) - Various amounts of incredible sours and IPAs
    The Rare Barrel (Berkeley, CA.) - All Sours all the time.
    Horus Aged Ales (Oceanside, CA.) - Incredible lineup of Stouts including Goshawks Grasp, Great Maple and various Sours
    Foam Brewers (Burlington, VA.) - Hazy NE Style IPA's all the things.
    Great Notion (Portland OR.) - Have poured at EBF before, so you guys already know whats up.
    WeldWerks (Greeley, CO.) - Various styles of beers, known mainly for their IPA's and Stouts
    The Veil (Richmond, VA.) - These guys just put out crazy amounts of good beers... very IPA driven.
    Bearded Iris (Nashville, TN.) - If you dont know, now you know... Another brewery that is very IPA driven, but they diverse with NE, Hazy and Milkshake styles... also some of the best Milk Stouts i've been lucky enough to get my hands on.
    Barreled Souls (Saco, ME.) - These guys seem to just brew everything...
    Inu Island (Kaneohe, HI.) - If they were able to make the trip it would be incredible, making and partnering up for some of the best stouts out there. There IPA's are not shabby either.
  36. laughingbeaver

    laughingbeaver Initiate (33) Jun 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    La Cumbre - New Mexico
  37. fireazzi

    fireazzi Devotee (423) Apr 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    OEC (got to find out about them at the first ebf I went too)
  38. fireazzi

    fireazzi Devotee (423) Apr 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    And henry and fran
  39. EmpressE

    EmpressE Initiate (66) Jan 14, 2010 Massachusetts

    J. Wakefield
    The Veil
    Angry Chair
    Arizona Wilderness
    Bissell Bros
    Other Half
    Hill Farmstead
    Tired Hands
  40. Rentedmule73

    Rentedmule73 Initiate (57) Jun 20, 2014 Rhode Island

    I would love to see Oddside Ales... They make some of the best beers in the market.
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