Originally Posted by Clonefarmer
Sierra Nevada (tend to be hoppy but well done and affordable), Rogue (great tasting beers but expensive), Stone brewery (good beer, decent price) Anchor (The first modern micro since prohibition).
These are all usually available in most stores with a good micro selection. I am sure someone from the west coast will have better knowledge of the less distributed brews.
I've had something from all of them except for Stone. I really do need to try Stone.
Here's what I'm looking for and why. I had a conversation today with a professor that insisted that West Coast Brew was way better (please don't let this start a flame war).
I've had the readily available brews from the West Coast (Anchor, Rogue, SN..etc) I'm looking for something special or smaller. Think something like Weyerbacher vs Dogfish Head if that helps. Or just suggest something I haven't had.
I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. If not tell me and I'll try again. Feel free to suggest anything in the mean time.