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Old 06-20-2007, 09:26 PM   #41
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I live in Santa Barbara, CA so every grocery store is pretty stocked with Firestone of all types. Even better, a brewpub just opened within walking distance of my house this month, but I've only gotten to go there once.

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Old 06-28-2007, 05:33 PM   #42
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like has been said once, Michigan isn't too bad. I'm SE Michigan (Detroit) and I've got Dragon Mead (beat the belgians with final absolution), Kuhnhenn's which makes alot of unique stuff including the always amazing raspberry eisbock. a few other local places are the detroit, royal oak and rochester mills brewing co's, Motor city brewing, traffic jam and snug, black lotus, and Atwater berwing. there are one or two other little ones but I need to go to laboratory before I decided going to get a beer is a better idea Now if you're willing to travel there are alot more scattered around the state, like bells and dark horse and such.

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Old 06-28-2007, 05:47 PM   #43
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Don't think there is a bigger beer town than Portland. Last I heard we had maybe 50-60 breweries total.
I miss Portland, sooooo many options for good suds. Seattle has a few but not like Portland, but most of the good stuff we can get in bottles.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #44
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Also SE MI, in Ann Arbor. Definitely a beer town, with a very active Brewer's guild (I need to join that shizzle), a lot of specialty beers available in restaurants, stores, and bars (Ashley's and Connor O'Neil's come to mind), and 3 local micros: Grizzly Peak, Ann Arbor Brewing Co, and Leopold Bros.

Just need to avoid the college oriented establishments.

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Old 09-07-2007, 09:22 PM   #45
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Default Victoria, BC - definitely a beer town!

Victoria:

Home to the Great Canadian Beer Festival which starts today (I'm sooo stoked!)

Has its own chapter of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale).

Is home to many brewpubs...
And is home to a few good breweries...
If you are interested in home brewing in Victoria, just go talk to Ken over at Askim's Beer & Wine Emporium. He runs classes on all-grain brewing and can teach you a thing or two! They sell hops, White Labs yeast vials, grain (which you can grind on the spot), wort kits, kegerator kits...

A few other places for equipment and supplies I have used are:
If you want to brew some wicked all-grain beers at a local U-Brew establishment, the place you need to visit is Bedford Brewing. They have been in business for 10 years, and have developed the BEST recipes for brew-on-premises beers that I have ever tasted! Their Double-Chocolate Porter is one of my favorites...

Victoria is the beer-lover's capital of Canada!
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:08 AM   #46
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Frederick's got a few breweries and a few microbrews... Beer town, perhaps. The city of Frederick was put on the map by Hempen Ale, which no longer exists in it's original form...

I went to Uni in Kalamazoo Michigan, while a few places have already been tossed out by erictlupus, there's a few restaurants that brew their own that don't distribute...

1.) Kraftbrau
2.) Ol' Penninsula
3.) Bilbos

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Old 09-11-2007, 02:38 AM   #47
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Would echo that Ann Arbor and SE Michigan in general is good for beer. West Michigan is good too (Bell's, several microbrewries in Grand Rapids and Holland).

Sprecher's out of Milwaukee is great and they distribute in the Midwest and beyond. Great brewery tours if you're in the area.

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:38 AM   #48
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Home to the Great Canadian Beer Festival which starts today (I'm sooo stoked!)

Yeah, I was going to go to that. Actually I was supposed to be living in Vic by now, but instead I'm in Coquitlam taking medic courses. Have fun.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:28 AM   #49
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Boulder is a beer town, Colorado is a beer state....LOVE IT!
AMEN! Love being in Boulder
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:13 PM   #50
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Oh ya, I have a HUGE selection here in Podunk, OH. Let's see... Applebee's, Red Lobster, Ralphie's (Applebee's clone), a steak joint, and 2 mexican restaurants.

So what will it be - Bud, Bud light, Bud Select, Miller Lite or Mich Ultra?

Thank goodness I know how to brew. In a pinch there's always the state store, and a World Market down in Columbus that both have decent selections of bottled brews.

There are some brewpubs down in Columbus, but I've only been to Gordon Biersch by Nationwide Arena. There's also Columbus Brewing Company, Barley's I and II, and a couple others that I can't think of at the moment.

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