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Old 01-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #21
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Stone
Iron fist
Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey
Pizza Port
Russian River


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Old 01-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #22
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I've been on these tours:
Avery
Great Divide
Tommyknocker
Lucky Bucket
Schlafly

Been to some other breweries but never made the tour:
New Belgium
Nebraska Brewing Company
Odell's
Left Hand
Strange Brewing Co

I enjoy pretty much all of the tours, so anytime I can get to one it's usually pretty enjoyable. I'd say that Avery was the most fun, though. Those folks just have a great attitude.


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Old 01-26-2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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Way too many to remember. Northwest- Spinnakers, Canoe, Redhook, Ballard, Pikes, Pyramid, Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom,Lost Coast, Rogue. West- Steamworks, Carver, Flathead, Glacier, Great Northern, Tamarack, Wolf Pack, Squatters, Red Rock, Uinta, Wasatch.
I guess I have a brew pub problem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Quite a few, but the top ten would have to be (in order)
1. Dogfish Head - I've made this trip a half a dozen times and wish I could go every week... both pub and production brewery.
2. Magic Hat - it's like Halloween, Mardi Gras, and Willy Wonka's factory all rolled up in one - with beer
3. Baxter - very new brewery in Maine with sensational brews (both production and experimental) and a very gorgeous setting in an 1800s textile mill
4. Carton - great little brewery, very thoughtful recipes, once again, neat setting
5. Kane - though the building is blah, the brews are top notch and the owner will bend over backwards to ensure you're happy and informed
6. Maine Beer Co. - some hard working young folks really crank out some tasty brews on this multi-brewery street. Neighbors include Allagash and Geary.
7. Weyerbacher - boy do they give you a lot of beer... and it's all good! nice tour and friendly folks
8. Tuckahoe - probably the most friendly lot of brewers I've ever met, and their porter makes me want to cry it's so good. Tiny brewery, small distribution area, worth the visit.
9. Cape May - not far down the road from Tuckahoe, these guys are turning heads with some good local brew. I'm not a native Jersey boy, but I'm proud to see this state really ramping up its craft brewing resume.
10. Atlantic (Bar Harbor) - this was just fun. How can you not have fun on Mt. Desert Island? And the fellow who spoke to us about the beer almost seemed like he had been a deck hand on a lobster/pirate ship for decades and was an absolute trip to talk to

Places I would like to visit:

1. Maui Brewing - was literally 5 minutes down the street when I had to turn around to make the flight back to Oahu. Dammit.
2. Allagash - had no time for the next tour by the time I made it
3. Flying Dog
4. Brew Dog - Scotland. Punk. Beer. Nuff said.
5. Stone
6. Sierra Nevada
7. Sam Adams
8. Heavy Seas - the day I visited they were preparing for a photo shoot so they had cancelled tours. Go figure!
9. Yuengling - history, man
10. Great Lakes
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #25
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Boom Island was a recent one, as of Flat Earth too. Both have really awesome owners and very nice atmosphere.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:20 AM   #26
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Places I would like to visit:

1. Maui Brewing - was literally 5 minutes down the street when I had to turn around to make the flight back to Oahu. Dammit.
2. Allagash - had no time for the next tour by the time I made it
3. Flying Dog
4. Brew Dog - Scotland. Punk. Beer. Nuff said.
5. Stone
6. Sierra Nevada
7. Sam Adams
8. Heavy Seas - the day I visited they were preparing for a photo shoot so they had cancelled tours. Go figure!
9. Yuengling - history, man
10. Great Lakes
Heavy Seas is kinda fun. Depends on when you go there. I'm recognized there because I went dressed very up for their Beer and Bacon Festival.

Flying Dog is the biggest pain. You have to plan on doing it like 2 months in advance.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #27
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I've been to a bunch. I'll try to remember all of them (alot of multiple times) and want to make a road trip for more.

Texas:
Southern Star
Karbach
Saint Arnolds
Buffalo Bayou
No Label
Hops and Grain
Austin Beerworks
Jester King
Thirsty Planet
Billy Bobs on the lake (now closed)
Shiner


Colorado:
Avery
Oska Blues
Boulder Beer
Colorado Mountain
Strange
Wit's End
Odells
New Belgium
Fort Collins
Funkwerks
Paternals
Equinox
Renegade
Shanahans (whiskey Distillery) <- I want to live in their barrel room. You'll get drunk just breathing
Great Divide
Breckenridge
Twisted Pine
Redstone Meadery
Crooked Stave (My favorite in Denver)

All the Colorado Breweries I hit in one week . I loved GABF and will definitely go again.

One's i want to visit:
Cantillon
3 floyds
Bells
New Glaus
Russian River
Firestone-Walker
and many many more!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #28
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Oh jeez....let me see

Heineken
Alpine
Ballast Point
Port
Alesmith
Stone
Boulevard
Left Hand
Backcountry
Dam
Breckenridge
Avery
Great Divide
Southern/Mountain Sun
Moab
Grand Teton Brewing
Coast
Westbrook
3 Floyds
Revolution
Haymarket
Piece
Goose Island
Jolly Pumpkin
Ale Asylum
Town Hall
Founders
Right Brain
Marquette Harbor Brewery
Penn
Church Brew works
Fat Heads
East End
Stoudts
Two Brothers
Hilton Head Brewing
Blue Mountain
Devlis Backbone
Wild Wolf
Morgantown Brewing Company
Mountain State
Brooklyn
Tommy Knocker
Glenwood Canyon
Franziskeiner
Steam works
Ska

I think thats it...I may be missing a few.

Adding Cigar City in 2 weeks and Russian River in 2 months

That will easily be the best back to back brewery visits Ive had.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #29
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I have been to a bunch but my favorite would have to be Goose Island. We got a private tour of the entire facility from the brew master Brett Porter. It was incredible.

Ottos
Elk Creek Cafe
Gamble Mill
Selins Grove
Troegs
Victory
Fat Heads
Church Brew Works
Ithaca
Speak Easy Brewery
Rooster Fish
Market Street Brewery
Front Street Brewery
Ellicottville Brewing Company
Southern Tier
Ommegang
Wagner Brewery
Cooperstown Brewery
Goose Island
Three Floyd's
Founders
Bells
Dark Horse
Jolly Pumpkin
Arbor Brewery
Great Lakes Brewery
Boylan Bridge Brewery
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #30
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Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus in Plzen, Czech Republic. Now sullied slightly by SabMiller ownership which is massive shame but recovered at bit when the tour ended with a tutorial on pouring the perfect draft pint. Unlimited tries and unlimited consumption meant we were all perfect barmen in the end...


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