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Old 12-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default What brewery tours have you done?

I searched for this topic, so I apologize if it has already been discussed.

I do a lot of traveling for work and also try to hit up the local breweries and if possible take their tour. What breweries have you toured and what's your favorite? Maybe the list will give me some ideas, if I'm in or near that city.

Try to list the brewery name, city and state if you know it off the top of your head.

So far I've done the following:

Yuengling, Pottsville PA (30 Min from my home and by far my favorite tour just for the history aspect of it. I highly recommend it if you are in the area)
Dogfish Head, Milton, DE
Victory, Downingtown, PA
Troegs, Hershey PA (I have done the tour at both locations, Harrisburg and Hershey. Hershey is a self guided tour though)



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Old 12-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Just CA breweries for me:

Stone San Diego
Green Flash San Diego
Ballast Point San Diego
Karl Strauss San Diego (Carlsbad)
Anchor San Francisco
Drakes San Francisoc Bay Area (San Leandro)



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Schlafly Bottleworks
Schlafly Taproom
Augusta
O'Fallon
AB "Brewmasters Tour" - totally not worth it. I was led around by Jessica, who doesn't even know how they carbonate beer.
Square One
Civil Life
Russian River - brewpub
Lagunitas
Anchor
Elliot Bay
O'Dells
New Belgium
Fort Collins
Mountain Sun - Boulder
Avery
Tommyknocker
Dam Brewery - Dillon

I'm sure I forgot a few, but my favorite is still New Belgium. Coolest. Tour. Ever. I drank 2013 La Folie straight out of the foudres. You really can't beat that.

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Last weekend was awesome.
I saw a new nano-brewery in the next neighborhood, so I gave them a try (192 brewing in Kenmore).
They turned me onto another a couple miles down the road (12 bars brewing in Woodinville).
They turned my onto another (Foggy Noggin brewing in Bothel).
They were all great beers manufactured at a home brewer level.
The one in Bothel was literally out of his garage at a residence.
I had no idea.
Sorry, a little off topic since I didn't actually get a tour.

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Great lists! My next assignment will take me up and down the east coast, but if I ever get out west, I'm interested in seeing Stone and New Belgium.

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Last weekend was awesome.
I saw a new nano-brewery in the next neighborhood, so I gave them a try (192 brewing in Kenmore).
They turned me onto another a couple miles down the road (12 bars brewing in Woodinville).
They turned my onto another (Foggy Noggin brewing in Bothel).
They were all great beers manufactured at a home brewer level.
The one in Bothel was literally out of his garage at a residence.
I had no idea.
Sorry, a little off topic since I didn't actually get a tour.
Still a cool trip. We have that type of "brewer's bond" here too. You can sit in a nanobrewery and get talking to the brewer and he turns you onto another close one and so forth. I spent two days one weekend just hitting small pubs in a 100 mile radius.
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I did a brew tour weekend in Asheville NC this fall. They pride themselves on being "Beer City" already and with New Belgium and Sierra Nevada coming they may have a point.

I toured
Highland Brewing
Asheville Brewing
Pisgah Brewing
Craggie Brewing
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Thirsty Monk
Wedge Brewing

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Peticolas - Dallas
Deep Ellum - Dallas
Franconia - McKinney (Dallas)
Rahr - Ft Worth
Live Oak - Austin
Hops and Grains - Austin

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Shiner (Spoetlz) - Shiner, TX
Ranger Creek - San Antonio, TX

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