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

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,507) 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 known for their extreme brewing skills (beers that push the boundaries of brewing).
    • Please tell us why you think they should be considered.
    Thanks in advance,
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  2. StrangeBrewer76

    StrangeBrewer76 Aspirant (216) 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 (9,486) 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 (5,507) 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 (9,486) 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 (185) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    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 (6,640) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Barrel Culture, Omnipollo & The Veil.
  8. Spindelphia

    Spindelphia Disciple (301) 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 (1,743) 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
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  10. peekhoff

    peekhoff Initiate (105) 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
  12. TampaBeerMan

    TampaBeerMan Devotee (453) Aug 2, 2015 Florida
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  13. Canucklehead_Tulsa

    Canucklehead_Tulsa Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2014 Oklahoma
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    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 (0) Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
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    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 (122) Sep 26, 2016 South Carolina
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    The Eighth State Brewing-brewery opening that does a lot of experimental styles and crazy colored beers
  16. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    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 (105) 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 (27) Mar 5, 2013 California

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

    hiddendecoy Initiate (139) Dec 13, 2015 Connecticut
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    I don't know a more extreme brewery than OEC Brewing.
  20. RSL1128

    RSL1128 Initiate (105) Thursday 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.