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drengel 02-17-2006 01:14 AM

5 best american breweries
so...as we know the craft beer segment has grown, what do you think are the five best american breweries. if its something way obscure tell us what you like about them. after a little thought and drinking (a hop rod rye--bear republic might make the list) i'll think of mine.

Brewpastor 02-17-2006 01:30 AM

It is an impossible question for me to answer. There are simply too many, with too many variables, and my tastes change all the time. However, I am interested to hear other's thoughts so I can hear of new things to try.

JoeCoastie 02-17-2006 01:42 AM

Yeah thats a real tough one, it would be next to impossible to say who is best, but I'll go ahead and list some of my favorites.

1. Saranac (Upstate NY, love their Pale Ale!)

2. Bells (Michigan)

3. Blue Grass Brewing Co. (BBC, brewed in Kentucky)

4. Goose Island (Chicago, love their Honker's Ale)

5. SLO Brewery (San Luis Obispo, CA)

6. Otter Creek (Vermont)

7. Magic Hat (Vermont)

Of course you have to mention the bigger guys like Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, etc.

Let's hear your favorites.


drengel 02-17-2006 01:51 AM

thinking still...drinking still.. harder than expected. right now three of the bigger micros come to mind. you could probably guess at least two of them. i'll report back...

Capa 02-17-2006 02:19 AM

Geez, got any more brain busters? Ha...seriously this is a toughy. But if I had to choose, and this topic says i do: (also put a personal favorite beer from each)

1. Bell's
-Third Coast Ale
2. Alesmith
-Speedway Stout
3. Stone
-Imperial Russian Stout
4. Dogfish Head
-90 Minute IPA
5. Brooklyn
-Monster Ale
6. Great Lakes

Im sure that once I finish the new brews in my fridge this weekend my list will be out of order.

Toilet Rocker 02-17-2006 02:24 AM

This one is tough!

Dogfish Head

Brewpastor 02-17-2006 03:24 AM

How much does one's local effect their choice? Do locals get the nod more then folks out there?

Beermaker 02-17-2006 04:27 AM

St Arnolds
Goose Island

drengel 02-17-2006 04:47 AM

bear republic
great divide

2nd Street Brewery 02-17-2006 12:19 PM

A couple of these are local brewerys but I like them.

Coopers Cave
Flying Dog
Sam Adams
Magic Hat

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