What is your favorite brewery that distributes widely, but not to you?

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  1. HeartofMiami

    HeartofMiami Pooh-Bah (2,161) Sep 20, 2014 Florida
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    Firestone Walker, Maine, Allagash, Alesmith
  2. heerboth

    heerboth Maven (1,357) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ok. Thanks for the response. I actually first tried Sixpoint at a bar in Meadville, PA about two years ago, which is why I thought it was strange that you couldn't get it up here. I wonder how that bar got their hands on it if it's not available for distribution here.
  3. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    I feel like most of America gets Founders but not in CA?
  4. Raj

    Raj Savant (1,146) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois

    Prairie and cigar city
  5. keithmurray

    keithmurray Pooh-Bah (2,721) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

  6. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Maven (1,341) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    In Colorado: Bell's, Cigar City.

    Now that we get Alesmith and Ballast Point and Prairie...
  7. skinny_mcginley

    skinny_mcginley Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts

  8. mnredsoxfan69

    mnredsoxfan69 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2013 Minnesota

    And it needs to come to Minnesota!
  9. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

    Bell's, Founders and Deschutes
  10. Tsar_Riga

    Tsar_Riga Pooh-Bah (2,753) Sep 9, 2013 Indiana
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    Troegs and Deschutes

    There are others I think would count, like Firestone Walker, but I just have not had enough beers to judge.
  11. Skull40

    Skull40 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Indiana

    Deschutes, Russian River, Midnight Sun, Odell
  12. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is pretty lucky, and we're getting Ballast Point and Surly next year. So: Great Divide, Odell, Stone (meh), and I'd love to see some Chicago breweries expand to us as they grow: Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks.

    But most of all: Knee Deep. Send me some Simtra.
  13. MaximumYuks

    MaximumYuks Savant (1,073) Nov 30, 2013 Oregon

    Basically, what other Ohio people have already said... Firestone Walker, Boulevard, Terrapin, and Odell's are the four pretty widely distributed breweries that come immediately to mind. Although, Boulevard will begin distributing here in January, and I heard a rumour that Firestone Walker may be coming to Kentucky in the near future (which works out for me since I'm in southern Ohio). Also, I realize this has already been pointed out many times over in this thread, but allow me to join the chorus...some people have an interesting definition of "distributes widely".
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  14. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Grand Pooh-Bah (4,748) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Deschutes has been here for awhile now and I still havent seen Obsidian other than a mix 12 that I will surely end up buying soon. I think it's appropriate that they and Great Lakes started the same year as they are very comparible. They both make a wide variety of styles very well. I would love to see Red Chair be year round.
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  15. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    Currently, nothing. But that's the side perk of living in a corner where three states meet, in a metropolitan area full of excessively-sized stores that pride themselves on carrying literally every freaking beer they can possibly order from any distributor.

    However, it's looking like the girlfriend and I may be moving to the middle of Iowa sometime in the next year, in which case my answer will likely change to Great Lakes. Unless I am pleasantly surprised to find their stuff out that way.
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  16. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    Weird, the only time I've seen Obsidian has been on tap. I didn't even think it was available in any bottled form in Ohio.
  17. MaximumYuks

    MaximumYuks Savant (1,073) Nov 30, 2013 Oregon

    Odd, when I saw this thread, for some reason I too thought about the fact that Obsidian is not available here (I believe I've maybe seen the mix pack around). I'm not sure I've ever even seen it on tap before. Strikes me as odd seeing as how we get distribution of their less availble annual releases such as Abyss and Black Butte Anniversary. I'll second Red Chair!
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  18. blassor

    blassor Pundit (944) Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey

    I get to PA enough that I get most of their standards. I don't think I even notice it doesn't make it to NJ.
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  19. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Grand Pooh-Bah (4,748) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I can't remember what all was in the mixed 12, but I believe there were 6 beers. It seemed like a pretty good variety
  20. BabaBeer

    BabaBeer Savant (1,071) Oct 1, 2014 California

    Would love it if Southern Tier made it out to California
  21. ZMWTally

    ZMWTally Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2014 Florida

    I had some Brewer's Art stuff in Baltimore last weekend, but have never seen it around here. Good stuff.
  22. mmulebarn

    mmulebarn Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 Minnesota

    Firestone Walker. Enough so that I'm renting a car from San Francisco just to check out their brewery.
  23. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Savant (1,135) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

  24. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,848) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    No kidding? That just seems weird, although I've seen weirder. I'd figure that's one of their best sellers.

    The last I heard it was only in the western part of PA. If it's in the Lehigh Valley I'll have to look into getting some. Thanks.
  25. BeerIslander

    BeerIslander Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2014 Washington

    As I'm over here in the Evergreen State, I'm salivating over the stuff made by Founders...
  26. Patbrown2

    Patbrown2 Zealot (603) Nov 27, 2013 Connecticut

    I'll second Cigar City
  27. stealth

    stealth Pooh-Bah (1,757) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    I want to know why the Bruery goes to WI but not MN. Goddamnit. I'm luckily a reserve member with a great trustee so I get all the beers I want anyways, but it would be nice to be able to easily snatch up the regulars like ToD and Oude Tart without taking a trip to WI.
  28. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Pooh-Bah (1,558) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    I'd be quite pleased if I could get Mirror Mirror whenever I wanted so... Deschutes.
  29. craft_is_king

    craft_is_king Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 California

    Sixpoint, Cigar City, Bell's (until Feb will be here)
  30. Jirin

    Jirin Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    I have to go with Deschutes. I had their Black Butte porter when I was in Cincy two months ago and loved it.
  31. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Really surprised those breweries got to 19 and 9 states respectively. Thought it was closer to about 5 each.

    For me Deschutes and Bells. Get to NJ soon please.

    RR distributes to 4 states (barely) and MS distributes to 5. Don't think those are widely distributed breweries.
  32. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    I'm fascinated to hear that there is distribution in Canada of some beers that are not distributed in some states in the US. I did. I did not expect that.
  33. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Grand Pooh-Bah (3,463) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Does CO get Founders? Wondering as might be relocating there...
  34. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Maven (1,459) Dec 4, 2010 Ohio

    Great Lakes
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  35. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Nope but Kansas, Arizona and Texas do depending on what corner you're closest to. There's better breweries in CO than Founders anyway.
  36. dripa8

    dripa8 Zealot (571) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas

    Kansas doesn't get much, but for you O'Dell, deschutes,and boulevard wanters I'd be happy to trade. Mine would be Kern river
  37. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    For NY - Odell please. But if not maybe one day it'll give me more incentive to visit Colorado again.
  38. mig100

    mig100 Pooh-Bah (2,571) Aug 3, 2014 Texas
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    Cigar City, Bell's and Founders... especially for those of us in California.
  39. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Bell’s beer will be available in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties beginning Feb. 23, 2015 in addition to Imperial and San Diego counties.
  40. busternuggz

    busternuggz Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2008 California

    But not sad ass Fresno county : (
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