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What's your favorite little known non-production brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by justyouraveragebeerguy, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Just wondering what everyone's favorite local/non-production brewery is. I always like the brew-pub atmosphere over big guys like Founders, GI, etc.
  2. semaj

    semaj Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Florida

    Swamp Head Brewery out of Gainesville, Florida.
  3. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 California

    Well, favorite is a tough word... But The Ale Apothecary out of Bend, OR is pretty amazing. Everything is done by hand on a very small scale and in a very cool way. Hard to explain any better than they do themselves...

    Look for amazing things from this brewery: http://www.thealeapothecary.com
  4. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,098) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Tired hands.
    jdaddy, ElGallo, RPH2327 and 4 others like this.
  5. Doc_Hops

    Doc_Hops Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    If you're in the Philly area, give Triumph a go. The make some solid beers there.
  6. drbenzo

    drbenzo Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2005 California

    Well, at the moment Societe Brewing is my favorite, but they will be in full production soon. There are a ton of good non-production breweries here in North County San Diego! One of my current favorites is Rip Current Brewing. Then, any of the Pizza Ports (not the same as Port/Lost Abbey) are GREAT! The best non-production in fact here in SD for sure... Great beer, Great pizza, Great atmosphere... Especially post a good surf!
    SSEngelbrecht, Cynic-ale and dianimal like this.
  7. drbenzo

    drbenzo Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2005 California

    I really meant to just say that Pizza Port is my favorite :wink: BUT I ranted a bit...
  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,772) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Vintage Brewing Company in Madison, Wisconsin. So much awesome brews available on tap there.
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  9. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Mad Anthony's out of Ft.Wayne Indiana
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    You mean... brewpub?

    Freetail. Freetail. And... Freetail.
    jl28r1 and texasclimber like this.
  11. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    Il Vicino. always has atleast a dozen beers on tap, amazing food, great staff and fun regulars.
    beerserks likes this.
  12. texasclimber

    texasclimber Aspirant (222) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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    I most definitely second this!
  13. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Missouri

    Going to have to say McCoy's in the Westport area of KCMO. They do have some solid beers. I look forward to their release of Ursa Major every year.
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  14. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,230) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Non production? That would have to be my own homebrew setup, Cavern Tavern. Limited Production/Brewpub? Peekskill Brewery, Rushing Duck, Tired Hands, Crossroads, and Kane are my favorites from tri State area, Boneyard in Oregon is pretty damn good as well
  15. OnWisconsin

    OnWisconsin Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Great atmosphere at Titletown Brewery in Green Bay, WI and always have something unique on cask.
    BadgerBrewer16 likes this.
  16. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,500) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Against the Grain Smokehouse and Brewery in Louisville.
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  17. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Figure 8 out of Valparasio, Indiana.
  18. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Stupid question.

    Town Hall is the correct answer.
  19. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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  20. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Aspirant (227) Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    Green Room Brewing out of Jacksonville, FL
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  21. eammmbeer89

    eammmbeer89 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 New York

    Greenport Harbor Brewery, Greenport NY
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  22. jcreegan

    jcreegan Disciple (301) Aug 12, 2010 Florida
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    Funky Buddha Boca Raton, Fl
    mcrago, ThreeFishes and KhakCane like this.
  23. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    North Country brewing in Slippery Rock, PA.
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  24. philbe311

    philbe311 Poo-Bah (1,975) Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

  25. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    There's so many near where I live, but Woodward Avenue Brewers is right behind my work, so it's close, and their beer is pretty good. Copper Canyon in Southfield is also great. I've only been once, but all the beers were great, and some were even favorites. I can also easily bike to the Royal Oak area which has Bastone and the Royal Oak Brewery, but I haven't been there enough times to call them favorites.
  26. misterid

    misterid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    things have definitely improved in the last few years, at least on the beer front. the food + atmosphere has always been solid.
  27. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

  28. xclone25x

    xclone25x Initiate (114) May 5, 2012 Ohio

    Fifty West in Cincinnati. Cool setting, good beer. Your tip is more than the cost of a flight on half-price Sundays. Good times.
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  29. KhakCane

    KhakCane Initiate (190) Apr 15, 2010 North Carolina
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    Trophy Brewing out of Raleigh, NC.
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  30. NastyNate11

    NastyNate11 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 North Carolina

    The Wedge. Asheville, NC
  31. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Does Kuhnhenn count?
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  32. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,483) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Willoughby Brewing Co. gets lost in the shuffle locally with Great Lakes, Fat Heads, and The Brew Kettle. They used to be kind of lackluster but they've stepped their game up over the years with new brewmaster. They've always had their Peanut Butter Coffee Porter in their pocket, but now they pump out some solid hoppy beers. They attempt alot of styles, some better than others. Food is good too.

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  33. Troegman

    Troegman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Selin's Grove. Go there. Bring growlers.
    robieobie1, Chaney, ColdOne and 2 others like this.
  34. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,017) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    I was going to say that one! Haha. Wicked Weed in Asheville is damn good too. They make some killer saisons along with their other beers.
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  35. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Aspirant (274) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Naples Beach Brewery in Naples, Florida.
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  36. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    If not Kuhnhenn, I like Grizzly Peak in Ann Arbor. And up until recently, Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven. BTW, get you some Citra from Odd Side!
    Kerrie, MSandahl23 and tectactoe like this.
  37. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Lavery Brewing in Erie, PA
    Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, PA
  38. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (541) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    ^This. Their sours are awesome.

    Shart Pants!
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  39. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Oh yes, Odd Side is great. I've had about four or five of their beers and they've all been great.
  40. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (541) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
    JDD419, AngusOg, jtg5678 and 2 others like this.
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