What brewers would you like to see at IPA Fest?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,145) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Our IPA Fest is coming to Boston on December 15, 2018, and here's the lineup so far: https://www.beeradvocate.com/ipa/. We have a limit number of spots left, but we wanted to get your suggestions on independent brewers known for their awesome India Pales Ales.

    Post 'em here if you got 'em.

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  2. WolfmanChi

    WolfmanChi Initiate (47) Aug 17, 2015 Illinois

    Noon Whistle out of Lombard, IL. Gotta get those Gummy NEIPA's in attendance.
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  3. ThinBlueLine

    ThinBlueLine Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2014 New Jersey

    Funk Brewing out of Emmaus PA
  4. SaltFlatsBrew

    SaltFlatsBrew Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2018 Utah

    Salt Flats Brewing out of Salt Lake City, UT
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  5. debaun27

    debaun27 Aspirant (284) Oct 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    Tired Hands (PA), Commonwealth (VA) and Trophy (NC).
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  6. andylipp

    andylipp Disciple (358) Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts

    I'd love to see some of the west coast OG's there, like Russian River, Stone, etc. We may need some actual bitterness to cut through all that joose and haze. :-)
  7. jwill_04

    jwill_04 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2017 Tennessee

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  8. Mulnotone

    Mulnotone Initiate (39) Apr 19, 2018 Massachusetts

    Throw Jack's Abby in there for their IPL twists! Hopious Union, Excess, Mass Rising
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  9. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (519) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    Civil Society from Jupiter, FL
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  10. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (469) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Standard heavy hitters like Monkish, Trillium, Other Half, Triple Crossing, Aslin, Bellwoods. Happy to see Vanished Valley on the list!
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  11. Obxer

    Obxer Aspirant (245) Jan 7, 2015 Virginia

    Aslin Beer Company
    Foam Brewers
    Triple Crossing
    Monkish Brewing Co.
    Bissell Brothers
  12. wallacic

    wallacic Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2015 Massachusetts

    Because I'm fresh off a trip to Florida:

    Calusa Brewing
    J. Wakefield
    Angry Chair

    and Battery Steele (ME), Lone Pine (ME), and Austin Street (ME) (on top of all of the other big ones listed above)
  13. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (2,124) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
    Society Trader

    Would love to see some Southwest guys added, especially Tombstone Brewing @honkey, they are making some exceptional beers and would be a great add to this gathering.
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  14. Joepags

    Joepags Initiate (31) Aug 23, 2016 Connecticut

    Other Half
    Grist House (PA)
    Triple Crossing
    Mast Head (OH)
    Hill Farmstead
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  15. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (2,124) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
    Society Trader

    Forgot to mention Arizona Wilderness. They are making some ground breaking beers and taking the beer scene by storm, they would also be a fantastic add not to mention a really cool bunch of guys to hang out with.
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  16. cggarcia

    cggarcia Initiate (121) Jan 14, 2008 Arizona

    La Cumbre Brewing from Albuquerque!
  17. BeerQuest

    BeerQuest Disciple (373) Dec 22, 2006 Rhode Island

    Absolutely! Great beers. They deserve to be highlighted at IPA/IPL BeerFest
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  18. MidnightB

    MidnightB Initiate (15) Dec 21, 2017 New Hampshire

    Rock Art Brewery
    Morrisville, VT
  19. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,653) Sep 14, 2014 New York
    Society Trader

    Other Half, Brooklyn NY
  20. richarmond

    richarmond Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2014 Connecticut

    Counterweight, CT Valley and of course Tree House.
  21. Bjohn789

    Bjohn789 Disciple (355) Oct 27, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Neshaminy Creek (Croydon, PA)

    Kane Brewing (NJ)

    Cape May Brewing (NJ)

    Breaker Brewing (PA)
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  22. Mulnotone

    Mulnotone Initiate (39) Apr 19, 2018 Massachusetts

    Seriously! Surprised they weren’t already in the list being so local.
  23. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,745) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Bissell Brothers
    Hoof Hearted
    Civil Society
    Other Half
    Hudson Valley
    Triple Crossing
  24. FinkMeister

    FinkMeister Initiate (89) Mar 14, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Tired Hands: Ardmore, PA
    Maine Beer Co: Freeport, ME
    Foreign Objects: New Paltz, NY
    Levante Brewing Company: West Chester, PA
    Alpine Beer Co: Apline, CA
    Burial Beer Co: Asheville, NC
    Decadent Ales: Mamaroneck, NY
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  25. warrendietrich2001

    warrendietrich2001 Defender (688) Feb 13, 2013 Nevada

    Civil Society has been great at your previous events
    Brew Gentlemen is making great IPAs
    Burial has been at past events but they have not brought their IPAs which I love
    Aslin is mind blowing
    Societe out of San Diego would add value to the tickets sold as they are draft only
    Moonraker another west coast beer that may not get seen much on the east coast
    Russian River would love to talk to Vinnie and tell him how much I love his beer
    18th Street Brewery
    Hill Farmstead would be great for us coming from the West Coast that don't get to try their beers
    Tired Hands
    Pulpit Rock
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  26. Beaverhuntr

    Beaverhuntr Initiate (52) Apr 20, 2018 Arizona

    I agree AZ breweries like Pueblo Vida , Tombstone and Wren House would definitely hold their own!
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  27. zdorff

    zdorff Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2015 California

  28. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (2,124) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
    Society Trader

    I second that, great beers!
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  29. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,232) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
    Society Trader

    Southern Grist Brewing Nashville TN
    Bearded Iris Brewing Nashville TN
  30. wshinevar

    wshinevar Aspirant (244) Jun 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Monkish, Tired Hands, Hudson Valley, Foam, Hill Farmstead.
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  31. StormAles

    StormAles Savant (988) Feb 13, 2015 Canada

    To everyone who mentioned Bellwoods in this thread - yup.
  32. kingkung

    kingkung Initiate (38) Mar 14, 2018 North Carolina

    Upper Pass
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  33. mfaulken80

    mfaulken80 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2017 Nevada

    Revision Brewing Co, Sparks NV has amazing IPA’s. That’s pretty much all they do. Cheers
  34. UConnmike1

    UConnmike1 Initiate (125) Oct 12, 2017 Connecticut

    Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
    Hartford, CT
  35. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,230) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Moderator Society Trader

    Wilmington Brewing or New Anthem from Wilmington, NC.
    Heist from Charlotte, NC.
    Brewery Bhavana from Raleigh, NC.
  36. MasonStout

    MasonStout Initiate (89) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

  37. MasonStout

    MasonStout Initiate (89) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    Triptych Brewing Company
    Savoy, IL
  38. ClemsonMike

    ClemsonMike Initiate (102) Aug 13, 2010 South Carolina

    Had a Juice Jr. from Great Notion recently. It was fantastic. Include Great Notion.
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  39. QPR

    QPR Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2017 Florida

    Bellwoods Brewery - Goblin sauce and Roman Candle
    After tasting these 2 IPA's nothing else comes close!
  40. m0gan

    m0gan Initiate (48) Mar 27, 2014 Massachusetts

    Brick & Feather in Turner’s Falls, MA. Hidden gem!
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