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Microbreweries to visit (Read 311 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Inspired by another thread, elsewhere... What microbreweries are worth the travel? Some thoughts - - Yazoo, Nashville TN - Bells, Kalamazoo MI - Shlafly, St. Louis, MO - BBC, Louisville, KY - Goose Island, Chicago, IL


    Needs more cowbell!

      I've always wanted to see the original Leinie's brewery....

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY (10 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame, too, if you like that) http://www.ommegang.com/ Victory Brewing - Downingtown, PA http://www.victorybeer.com/ Stoudt's - Adamstown, PA http://www.stoudtsbeer.com/brewery.html Troegs - Harrisburg, PA http://www.troegs.com/ Lancaster Brewing Co - Lancaster, PA http://www.lancasterbrewing.com/ With the exception of Ommegang, these breweries are all within a one to one and a half hour's drive of each other. A well planned long weekend can be a great time without being rushed or getting a DUI.
        "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright
          These look good. Here are some pics from a few we have visited http://www.pbase.com/lking/breweries I always wanted to visit http://www.churchbrew.com/, which is more of a brew pub than a microbrewery. Haven't made it to Pittsburgh yet, though.

          Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | lking@pobox.com


          Needs more cowbell!

            Old Boys' has excellent brews AND sponsors an awesome HM...my PR'd race.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              JVol44: I used to go to Stoudt's Oktorberfest a lot when I lived in Philly. Awesome. Great beers, too. Lancaster MB is good, too. They had a float w/ a stout (or porter, been awhile) and vanilla ice cream. Mmmm. Appalachian brewery/restaurant in Harrisburg is good, too. Great pork BBQ on ciabatta. Here in Pittsburgh, The Church Brewworks is good (was an old Catholic church that was going to be demolished. They de-churchified it and saved it from becoming a parking lot or something.) And Penn Brewery, which, I believe, was PA's first microbrewery. Excellent beers following the Reinheitsbegot. You could not leave PA and never be lacking for awesome beers. OK, side trip to DE to get Dogfish Head is acceptable. Still, I'd put PA beers up against any state's offerings anytime. Willrunforbeer: The Church sells cases and minikegs, but I think the distribution is local. It's the first restaurantI take visitors.


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Can we leftcoast-folk add some? 21st Amendment (disclaimer - owned by friends) - San Francisco, CA. Good location! Fresno's own! Sequoia Brewery, Fresno, CA. You can crash chez moi, 1.1 mi away. Seriously. Let me know. Oh, and do try the deep-fried pickles. I'm not kidding. Beaver St. Brewery, Flagstaff, AZ (at 7,000ft, a great place to go in the summer!)..Flag has some other brewpubs, but this is the first and the best, IMO, ...I was there on their opening day...try the BLT pizza or the grilled salmon...mmm... Crown St. Brewery, Pasadena. Been there relatively forever. Well OK at least 15 yrs. Shit, I can't remember now. Anyway. Nice place, tasty beer. Karl Strauss - any one of these in San Diego County is worth a stop if you're around. But I wouldn't make a special trip. Alternatively, Karl Strauss is sold at Disney's California Adventure park. Leave the kiddies at Disneyland, the adults can go to California adventure and taste the beer and wine. Works for me. Cheers, Arla

                Ex runner

                  Arla, I love your reason of "Why Do I Run" Big grin Ditto for me, except replace "chocolate milk" with "ice cream." Jeff
                  "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright
                    Mill Street Brewery, Toronto ON


                    day after day sameness

                      Gritty McDuff's , Portland, Maine and Freeport, Maine. See you there (Freeport) most Saturday nights.

                      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                      PWL


                      Has been

                        Gritty McDuff's , Portland, Maine and Freeport, Maine. See you there (Freeport) most Saturday nights.
                        I 2nd that. Don't forget the new one in Auburn as well!

                        "I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong."--Bertrand Russell

                          Gritty McDuff's , Portland, Maine and Freeport, Maine. See you there (Freeport) most Saturday nights.
                          I'm in PA, and I recently saw a few cases of Gritty's in the aisle. I guess a wayward sales rep came a bit too far south. Smile The staff hadn't even tried any yet, so I couldn't get a recommendation - so, help me out guys. I'd like to check this out - any particularly good offerings I should go for first? I'm pretty open to suggestions, with the exception of IPA's or the super-hopped beers.
                          "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright
                          PWL


                          Has been

                            I'm in PA, and I recently saw a few cases of Gritty's in the aisle. I guess a wayward sales rep came a bit too far south. Smile The staff hadn't even tried any yet, so I couldn't get a recommendation - so, help me out guys. I'd like to check this out - any particularly good offerings I should go for first? I'm pretty open to suggestions, with the exception of IPA's or the super-hopped beers.
                            They tend to have good seasonal beers. My two favorite Gritty offerings are the Black Fly Stout and the Vacationland Ale. They are all pretty good though.

                            "I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong."--Bertrand Russell

                              They tend to have good seasonal beers. My two favorite Gritty offerings are the Black Fly Stout and the Vacationland Ale. They are all pretty good though.
                              Thanks - I'll look for either or both of them. Appreciate the suggestions...
                              "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright