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Old 06-03-2007, 05:44 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by crisis
Portland, OR.

Don't think there is a bigger beer town than Portland. Last I heard we had maybe 50-60 breweries total.

South Carolina is pretty weak brewery wise. I really really miss Oregon .

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:30 AM   #32
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My area is definantly not a beer town. I live in North Central West Virginia, and we only have one micro brewery within an hour drive. Grant it the place makes really good beer, but one brewery does not make a beer town. Many bars, even some of the larger ones only have BMC or maybe BMC plus Corona and Newcastle. The funny thing is the few bars that have good beer selections sell alot of good stuff b/c they are getting all of the people that drink the better beers.

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage
You're talkin' 'bout my hometown now! I was just there two weeks ago and tried some of Stoudt's newer offerings. Wish I'd have known about UBW!

16) Yuengling - a little further away, but VERY established
17) Iron City - wrong side of the state, but their Light kicks BMC's ass

18) Iron Hill Breweries (several of them now)
19) McKenzies (2 locations in Philly area - decent beer bad food and service)
20) Yards Brew Co
21) Flying Fish (across the river in NJ, but still a good local)

And, for anyone doing a google search, Sligh Fox, should be spelled Sly Fox. That is good stuff...

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:53 PM   #34
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I think I have like 5 micro brewery's within 20 min.

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Old 06-05-2007, 12:51 AM   #35
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most people drink molson/bud here i like freddy's brew pub in kelowna myself

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:08 AM   #36
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The Barley mill brewpub in Penticton is good and Salmon Arm has a new brewpub that I hear is good.

And Jack brews decent beer at Freddy's, though his selection is a bity lacking. To many people ordering Bud at a brewpub can do that. Did you know Jack is a retired Labbatt's brewmaster? 35 years as one.
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

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Old 06-06-2007, 09:30 AM   #37
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All of the microbreweries/brew pubs I've seen in Seoul only serve:
-Mediocre dunkel
-Mediocre helles
-Mediocre weizen

And they all taste almost exactly the same

Except for one place that has a 8 beers, 7 of which are watery and mediocre and one of which is an awesome but very inconsistent Belgian gold ale (8.5% alcohol).
On deck: Vienna/Northern Brewer SMaSH
Primary: Wenceslas Brown Porter.
Bottled: Miserable Fat Belgian Bastard Amber Ale.

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Old 06-08-2007, 08:41 PM   #38
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I like to think of a beer town as a town that has easily accessible decent-to-good beer. I think Tucson, AZ fits the bill. Every restaraunt I go to, even Applebee's and Chili's, has at least one microbrew or seasonal Sam Adams on tap. Plus there are 4 or so MicroBrew restaraunt/pub places in town. It isn't anything big here, but it's much more enjoyable than Florida where i used to live.

I'm visiting Florida now for a month and everywhere I go places seem to have about 5-7 beers on tap. But they're all the same, everywhere. Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light, Coors Light, Mich Ultra and Amber Bock. The places that do get adventurous throw in a Yuengling, Heineken, or maybe a Sam Adams. You have to go to Old Chicago or one of two bars that I know that carry more than 1 craft/import beer. And there's 3 million people in this area.

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Old 06-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #39
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I think the beer scene in cities like Pittsburgh and Cleveland have really improved in recent years. They are still mostly BMC cities but there are a number of jewels to be found if you know where to go.
Cleveland has a great microbrewery in Great Lakes which has a really good brewpub attached. Right around the corner is Biermart which is a nice bar specializing in Belgian imports.
In the suburbs is a couple great brew pubs in Rocky River Brewing and Willoughby Brewing. One of the local resturant/bar chains carries 100 different beers. And my LHBS has more varietys of beer than I can count.
Definitely not a west coast or Colorado type environment but near as bad as it was just a few years ago.


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Old 06-20-2007, 08:14 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by Ryan_PA

18) Iron Hill Breweries (several of them now)
19) McKenzies (2 locations in Philly area - decent beer bad food and service)
20) Yards Brew Co
21) Flying Fish (across the river in NJ, but still a good local)

And, for anyone doing a google search, Sligh Fox, should be spelled Sly Fox. That is good stuff...
22) Nodding Head - Samson St. in Philadelphia. Discovered this place this past weekend when down for my SWMBO's birthday event. Didn't have time to check it out, but we'll get back sometime.

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