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    Jackpot Weekend....bringing daughter to school.....hit Vermont Brewery & Pub, Zero Gravity, SwitchBack and Magic Hat all in Burlington....drove down to Middlebury VT and visited Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed......so some of these are repeats for me but got to add SwitchBack and the 3 in one location that brews Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed.....the first 5 pics are from SwitchBack....very low key tour...with great samples!!! SwitchBack is the #1 selling draft beer in Vermont!!!! and they do no advertising...all word of mouth....you will see in pics new bottling equipment....in 2013 they will begin selling 22oz'ers.


    Here's my updated list:
    Miller- Baldwinsville, New York
    Coors- Golden, Colorado
    Budweiser -St. Louis Missouri
    Stroh's- Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Fruita Brew Pub -Fruita, Colorado
    Trout River- Lyndonville, Vermont
    LionsHead- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Falstaff- Natick, Massachusetts
    Pallisades- Grand Junction, Colorado
    Black Rock- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Long Trail- Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    Lake Placid- Lake Placid, New York
    Hoppers- SLC , Utah
    Porcupine Grill- SLC, Utah
    Red Rock Junction- Park City, Utah
    Turonis- Evansville, Indiana
    Calhouns(now Callies)- Harrisonburg , Virginia
    Zywiec- Poland/Czech/Slovak Border area Europe
    Kona-Hawaii
    Yuengling-Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    OneGuyBrewing- Berwick, Pennsylvania
    The Flying Goose- Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
    Lone Peak Brewing- Big Sky, Montana
    Magic Hat- Burlington, Vermont
    Harpoon- Boston, Massachusetts
    Gordon&Biesch-Las Vegas, Nevada
    Portsmouth Brewing- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Redhook-Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Vermont Pub & Brewery-Burlington, Vermont
    Alchemist- Waterbury, Vermont
    John Harvards, Natick, Massachusetts
    Wasatch Brewing, Park City, Utah
    Seven Barrel Brewery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
    Madison Brewing and Brewpub, Bennington , Vermont
    Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ale House, Grand Junction, Colorado
    McStiffs Brewpub, Moab, Utah
    Moab Brewing, Moab, Utah
    Zero Gravity Brewing at American Flat Bread, Burlington, Vermont
    Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, Massachusetts
    SwitchBack Brewing, Burlington, Vermont
    Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed, Middlebury, Vermont
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    Magic Hat & Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed.....

    .........found out that Otter Creek/ Wolavers bought The Shed from up at Stowe...and then got bought themselves by Long Trail......anyway great place to visit and enjoy their fine selection of brews as well as lunch.....i stopped at Magic Hat for 4 samples then drove down to Middlebury....first pic is Magic Hat then the next 4 are Otter Creek in Middlebury VT.
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    Visited Titletown Brewing Co. in Green Bay, WI on a business trip. Also Stone Cellar in Appleton, WI. Both were very good, but the jalapeno elk burger at Titletown was freakin amazing! Stone Cellar had the better darker/hoppier beers, and Titletown had the nicest,cleanest tasting lagers I've had in a long while. And their Kolsch was top notch, among the best I've ever had. Titletown could use some more hops in their lineup, and a couple more dark beers.



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    Ive been to Sam Adams since i live near it a couple times. Im sure you will all want to kill/bash/laugh at/torture me for admitting this but i LOVE Busch lol. I drink a lot of it, after im done riding of course...

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    How is it possible that on a mountain bike forum, with hundreds upon hundreds of miles of excellent trails here in Western North Carolina, there's not yet been a post listing any NC breweries? (unless I missed a post somewhere in the previous five pages? apologies if so)

    I guess everybody that rides here is too busy riding and drinking to read the forums. OK, going from memory here. * = top choice:

    California
    *21st Amendment Brewery - San Francisco
    Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant - San Francisco
    Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery - San Francisco
    ThirstyBear Brewing Company - San Francisco

    Note: I hit all these and a few other pubs while touring San Fran on a cheapo rented hybrid bike.. 50 miles in a day and a half. Great way to explore the city!
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part I
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part II

    Georgia:
    Moon River - Savannah

    Ohio
    Rivertown Brewing - Cincinnati
    Great Lakes - Cleveland
    *Willoughby Brewing - Willoughby (Cle)
    Also numerous in Columbus and Cincinnati during the 90s that are no longer brewing. Anybody remember Barrelhouse in Cincy?

    North Carolina:

    Asheville Brewing Company - Asheville
    Craggie Brewing - Asheville
    *French Broad - Asheville
    *Green Man - Asheville
    Highland - Asheville (T)
    Lexington Ave. Brewing (LAB) - Asheville
    Thirsty Monk (nano) - Asheville
    *Wedge - Asheville
    *Pisgah - Black Mountain
    Brevard Brewing - Brevard
    Nantahala - Bryson City
    Olde Hickory Brewery - Hickory
    Heinzelmännchen - Sylva
    Headwaters - Waynesville
    Frog Level - Waynesville

    South Carolina:
    *Thomas Creek - Greenville/Spartanburg

    I'm probably missing a couple, but I was drinking at the time.
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    2 Weeks in a row....Jackpot....

    Headed out to Kingdom Trails and Millstone for a biking trip.....hit a total of 7 brewing operations 2 on the way up.....a quick stop in Bennington Vermont....Madison Brewing which i had been at before during ski season and NorthShire(a new one for me!)....could not have been more different.....Madison a full dining facility which brews its own beer and fills growlers....to NorthShire....operating a low key facility...mainly kegging and bottling their creations...once up in East Burke and settled in we went to Trout River for some excellent brew and artisan pizzas.....
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    We got an early start Friday...

    ....rode until it started to rain around 1pm......loaded up the crew for a Northern VT brew tour.....3 new locations......Kingdom Brewing up in Newport VT close to the Canadien border.....the owner and his wife opened up for us (2 hours early!) to let us visit and taste their fine creations.....they have a great variety of brews and a run away (in Micro terms) hit with their Skinny B!tch@#$ brew....really nice downhome atomosphere and super people. Next it was on to RockArt in Morrisville VT....huge operation when compared with Trout River, Madison Brewing, NorthShire, and Kingdom Brewing......
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    Last stop on Friday afternoon tour....

    ...was the much anticipated( i had had their signature brew on tap at a few places in the Lyndonville area) Hill Farmstead in Greensboro VT....well it was a interesting drive up to the farm....and we arrived at 4:55pm.....well we were not able to try anything....including even if we bought glasses....but we were allowed to buy their bottled beer.....well it was a let down in that we arrived close to their closing time and after the official serving time end(4:45pm)......long drive home .......back to Burke VT. We rode Millstone on Sunday and realized we were pretty close to Harpoon in Windsor VT and it was right on our way home...and we could get a good meal there....well we headed down to Harpoon and were not let down....very nice operation.....lots of people visiting.....smoker going in the courtyard...lots of bike riders around(roadies for the most part)...great beverages and food!

    So we hit 7 locations and 5 were new for me......

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    Here's my updated list:
    Miller- Baldwinsville, New York
    Coors- Golden, Colorado
    Budweiser -St. Louis Missouri
    Stroh's- Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Fruita Brew Pub -Fruita, Colorado
    Trout River- Lyndonville, Vermont
    LionsHead- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Falstaff- Natick, Massachusetts
    Pallisades- Grand Junction, Colorado
    Black Rock- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Long Trail- Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    Lake Placid- Lake Placid, New York
    Hoppers- SLC , Utah
    Porcupine Grill- SLC, Utah
    Red Rock Junction- Park City, Utah
    Turonis- Evansville, Indiana
    Calhouns(now Callies)- Harrisonburg , Virginia
    Zywiec- Poland/Czech/Slovak Border area Europe
    Kona-Hawaii
    Yuengling-Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    OneGuyBrewing- Berwick, Pennsylvania
    The Flying Goose- Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
    Lone Peak Brewing- Big Sky, Montana
    Magic Hat- Burlington, Vermont
    Harpoon- Boston, Massachusetts
    Gordon&Biesch-Las Vegas, Nevada
    Portsmouth Brewing- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Redhook-Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Vermont Pub & Brewery-Burlington, Vermont
    Alchemist- Waterbury, Vermont
    John Harvards, Natick, Massachusetts
    Wasatch Brewing, Park City, Utah
    Seven Barrel Brewery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
    Madison Brewing and Brewpub, Bennington , Vermont
    Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ale House, Grand Junction, Colorado
    McStiffs Brewpub, Moab, Utah
    Moab Brewing, Moab, Utah
    Zero Gravity Brewing at American Flat Bread, Burlington, Vermont
    Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, Massachusetts
    SwitchBack Brewing, Burlington, Vermont
    Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed, Middlebury, Vermont
    NorthShire Brewing, Bennington, Vermont
    Kingom Brewing, Newport, Vermont
    RockArt Brewing, Morrisville, Vermont
    Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, Vermont
    Harpoon Brewing, Windsor, Vermont
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    Kingdom Brewing was awesome! Great people, superb beer!

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    Is Rock Art still brewing, had some of their beers when i went to the Vermont Brewfest in Burlington. They had some really good beer, but remember them being on the smaller side. I think we stopped at Harpoon to, they had a really nice outside open area. Vermont is so beautiful, I love it up there...Thanks for sharing....
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    Got to see Brooklyn Brewerry this summer



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    For those in the San Francisco Bay Area or planning to visit, check out Social Kitchen & Brewery on 9th and Irving. Great selection and great beer. Cool vibes and good times.


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    - Glacier Brewhouse, Anchorage AK
    - Crow Peak Brewing, Spearfish SD
    - Firehouse Brewing, Rapid City SD
    - Breckenridge Brewery, Denver CO
    - Vine Street Pub & Brewery, Denver CO
    - Sandlot Brewery Coors Field, Denver CO
    - Pumphouse Brewery, Longmont CO
    - Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont CO
    - Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Lyons CO
    - Coopersmiths Pub & Brewery, Ft. Collins CO
    - Rock Bottom Brewery, Loveland CO
    - Oak Creek Brewery, Sedona AZ
    - Moab Brewery, Moab UT
    - Lander Brewing Co., Lander WY

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ...was the much anticipated( i had had their signature brew on tap at a few places in the Lyndonville area) Hill Farmstead in Greensboro VT....well it was a interesting drive up to the farm....and we arrived at 4:55pm.....well we were not able to try anything....including even if we bought glasses....but we were allowed to buy their bottled beer.....well it was a let down in that we arrived close to their closing time and after the official serving time end(4:45pm)......long drive home .......back to Burke VT.
    Jeff...just noticed this post. Hey, I'm going to be staying in Lyndonville for a night in a few weeks. Staying at the Wildflower Inn. You mentioned that some places in town serve Hill Farmstead. Do you remember which places? Also, how's the drive from Lyndonville to HF? I've heard people say it's a bit confusing, true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Jeff...just noticed this post. Hey, I'm going to be staying in Lyndonville for a night in a few weeks. Staying at the Wildflower Inn. You mentioned that some places in town serve Hill Farmstead. Do you remember which places? Also, how's the drive from Lyndonville to HF? I've heard people say it's a bit confusing, true?
    I don't want to speak for Jeff, so forgive me, but...

    Positive Pie usually has one or two HF beers on, as well as cans of Heady, and is right in Lyndonville.

    The drive to HF from anywhere is pretty daunting, mainly because it's in the middle of nowhere, and roads can be marked funny. GPS is useless in most cases.
    From Lyndonville, it's pretty straight forward in the beginning...VT-122 N to VT-16 S, from there it's a series of back-roads (some dirt) until you reach the farm.
    Both times I have been, I ditched the GPS, and relied on a simple Google.Maps print-out, which worked out fine.

    As Jeff mentioned though, give yourself enough time for driving mistakes/confusion, so you can get there on time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    I don't want to speak for Jeff, so forgive me, but...

    Positive Pie usually has one or two HF beers on, as well as cans of Heady, and is right in Lyndonville.

    The drive to HF from anywhere is pretty daunting, mainly because it's in the middle of nowhere, and roads can be marked funny. GPS is useless in most cases.
    From Lyndonville, it's pretty straight forward in the beginning...VT-122 N to VT-16 S, from there it's a series of back-roads (some dirt) until you reach the farm.
    Both times I have been, I ditched the GPS, and relied on a simple Google.Maps print-out, which worked out fine.

    As Jeff mentioned though, give yourself enough time for driving mistakes/confusion, so you can get there on time.
    Thanks man. Appreciate it. Yeah, I'm pretty good with country back road driving but the signage thing has me a little worried. People keep mentioning that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post
    -Rogue...the original Ashland one when it existed and the Newport one...both many times (I lived in Ashland for a year)
    -McMinamins Edgefield plus at least a dozen other ones
    -Redhook, the original Ballard one when they still brewed there in 1997
    -Portland Brewing Company (now MacTarnahans), the original one in the Pearl District, Portland
    -Full Sail, Hood River
    -Klamath Basin Brewing Co., Klamath Falls
    -Lucky Labrador, SE Portland
    -Lompoc, NW Portland
    -Mogollon Brewery, Flagstaff
    -Gordon Birsch, Las Vegas
    -Bulldog Brewery, Fresno
    -Bill's Tavern, Cannon Beach
    Now THIS is a worthy list. Not a lot know that Rogue started in Ashland nor that Ballard was THE Redhook spot when beer was BEER and Redhook was served unfiltered (before lameass Budweiser bought them and ruined Redhook). Anyone with AB brewing in St Louis on their list should be absolutely ashamed of themselves... that's a factory, not a brewery! and I used to LIVE there!

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    Hill Farm.....

    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    I don't want to speak for Jeff, so forgive me, but...

    Positive Pie usually has one or two HF beers on, as well as cans of Heady, and is right in Lyndonville.

    The drive to HF from anywhere is pretty daunting, mainly because it's in the middle of nowhere, and roads can be marked funny. GPS is useless in most cases.
    From Lyndonville, it's pretty straight forward in the beginning...VT-122 N to VT-16 S, from there it's a series of back-roads (some dirt) until you reach the farm.
    Both times I have been, I ditched the GPS, and relied on a simple Google.Maps print-out, which worked out fine.

    As Jeff mentioned though, give yourself enough time for driving mistakes/confusion, so you can get there on time.
    Hey i have been away for a week and am just seeing Carl Hungus inquiry now....I would add The Tamarack(inside Burke Main Lodge) in addition to JFryauff's suggestions.....they have a good selection of local brews.....including Hill Farm(although they rotate different brewerys fairly frequently.....they did have Kingdom Brewings "Skinny B!*$ch" as well as one other from KB when we were there Labor Day weekend.....Enjoy your visit to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont......
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    Vermont passport Pursuit 9/29-10/4/12

    Saturday we headed up to Northern Vermont……Fiddle Head was our first stop…..the former Brew master from Magic Hat opened this up last year or so……interesting set up…..samples and then only selling Growlers of their 3 styles of brew: IPA, Vermont Pale Ale, and Helles Lager….All were tasty…The IPA was seriously delicious…….after checking in to our hotel and getting unpacked we headed to the Church Street area of Burlington…..Three Needs was on our list of breweries to visit….unfortunately they were not brewing at this time…but we enjoyed a few Switchbacks and Rock Art Ridge Runners….this place looked like a seriously fun college bar….but we were there at approx. 5:30pm…….
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    Day 2 VT Passport pursuit...

    Well we always seem to hit this place cause it is so handy and fun...........so.....Sunday after riding Grand Isle and South Hero out in Lake Champlain we headed to Magic Hat for a tour and some fine samples….this place on a Sunday afternoon was going off as usual….plenty of people and festive atmosphere….the bar tenders were a hoot with information and local lore. I sampled the Humdinger Series……Hex Oktoberfest….CircusBoy Wheat….and the seriously good HIPA..IPA.
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    Day 3 on our quest...

    Monday…..Hiking Snake Mountain in the morning…..we met up with our youngest daughter and headed to Stowe….first stop Von Trapp’s Brewery…..We enjoyed a Helles Lager and the Oktoberfest….we arrived just as the sixth cell needed to be changed….so we were delayed a bit but the brew was worth the wait!......next onward to Ben and Jerry’s…..after an enjoyable tour and samples….we drove down Rt 100 less than a mile to the new location of the reopened former Alchemist ....now called Alchemist Cannery….Hurricane Irene had wiped out the original brewery and pub……they reopened at a substantially higher in altitude location….but only doing the brew operation...no pub or restaurant….and they are concentrating on their famous double IPA….HeadyTopper….what a brew!.....we left with a 4 pack….
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    Day 3 continued......

    .....after all the fun at Vonn Trapps, Ben & Jerrys, and the Alchemist.....we headed back to Burlington....later that evening we landed back on Church Street in Burlington at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill……quite a selection of brews as always…..we sampled the Northern Red Lager…and several Harpoon Ciders…..another great day!
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    Day 4 and our last beers.....

    Tuesday was a day of cycling at 2 locations ……North Hero and Arlburg up on the Canadian border….and then the Burlington BikeWay….views of Lake Champlain as well as the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the West…..we connected with friends from back in the day who used to live inKillington VT but now make there home near Waterbury VT…..the logical place to meet was the Resevoir Tap Room…….we enjoyed Switchbacks….Lawsons Triple IPA’s…Hill Farm’s Edward….and Wolavers Organic IPA…….fitting end to a very good day ……on the way back up to Burlington on I89 we nearly ran into a very large Cow that was standing in the passing lane on the Northbound side….. Those were the last beers on our Vermont Brewery Passport Pursuit......the rest of the week was great...

    Here's my updated list:
    Miller- Baldwinsville, New York
    Coors- Golden, Colorado
    Budweiser -St. Louis Missouri
    Stroh's- Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Fruita Brew Pub -Fruita, Colorado
    Trout River- Lyndonville, Vermont
    LionsHead- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Falstaff- Natick, Massachusetts
    Pallisades- Grand Junction, Colorado
    Black Rock- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Long Trail- Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    Lake Placid- Lake Placid, New York
    Hoppers- SLC , Utah
    Porcupine Grill- SLC, Utah
    Red Rock Junction- Park City, Utah
    Turonis- Evansville, Indiana
    Calhouns(now Callies)- Harrisonburg , Virginia
    Zywiec- Poland/Czech/Slovak Border area Europe
    Kona-Hawaii
    Yuengling-Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    OneGuyBrewing- Berwick, Pennsylvania
    The Flying Goose- Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
    Lone Peak Brewing- Big Sky, Montana
    Magic Hat- Burlington, Vermont
    Harpoon- Boston, Massachusetts
    Gordon&Biesch-Las Vegas, Nevada
    Portsmouth Brewing- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Redhook-Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Vermont Pub & Brewery-Burlington, Vermont
    Alchemist- Waterbury, Vermont
    John Harvards, Natick, Massachusetts
    Wasatch Brewing, Park City, Utah
    Seven Barrel Brewery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
    Madison Brewing and Brewpub, Bennington , Vermont
    Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ale House, Grand Junction, Colorado
    McStiffs Brewpub, Moab, Utah
    Moab Brewing, Moab, Utah
    Zero Gravity Brewing at American Flat Bread, Burlington, Vermont
    Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, Massachusetts
    SwitchBack Brewing, Burlington, Vermont
    Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed, Middlebury, Vermont
    NorthShire Brewing, Bennington, Vermont
    Kingom Brewing, Newport, Vermont
    RockArt Brewing, Morrisville, Vermont
    Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, Vermont
    Harpoon Brewing, Windsor, Vermont
    Fiddlehead, Shelburne, Vermont
    Three Needs, Burlington, Vermont
    Von Trapps, Stowe, Vermont
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    Ive been to a distiller before, but never a brewery. Went to st george spirits, the (legal) first makers of absinthe in america

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    Pre-Christmas Skiing visit yields.....

    We headed up to VT for some early season/pre-Christmas skiing as well as visiting a few more Vermont Craft Brewery’s. First stop on our way to Burlington was The Drop In Brewery in Middlebury VT. We were greeted at the door by a friendly VT transplant from Port Jervis NY whom asked if we were looking for food or beer. We went with the beer and headed in to The Drop Inn……set up as a store front with beer memorabilia all over the place to look at and enjoy. The beer bottle, can, growler collection was especially interesting given the variety. We began to work our way through the 6 beers on tap with sampler size glasses. Red Dwarf, Heart of Lothian, Shooting Star Session IPA, SuperNova IPA, Sunshine Happiness, and Christmas Cake Ale were all enjoyed. A brewer came up to say hello, he was clearly not a VT resident and came somewhere from the British Empire based on his accent. My wife loved the Christmas Cake Ale and bought a “Squealer”(little bit smaller than a Growler and a lot smaller than a Grumbler) to enjoy later on our trip. We picked up some glasses also. Great visit!

    We headed to Burlington and met our daughter at one of her and our favorite spots to eat near the Church street area, The Farmhouse. They always have an amazing selection of brews on tap as well as delicious local fare to choose to eat.

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    We continued...

    We enjoyed a day of skiing at Sugarbush on Friday. Took a quick look at the map and realized how close we were to The Bobcat brewery in Bristol. We headed over past the old Glen Ellen Ski area (Sugarbush North) and then past Mad River Glenn ski area on the way through the notch and down the mountain to Bristol. What a scenic drive including seeing a rainbow in the waning light! The Bobcat is located right on Main Street in Bristol with plenty of parking out front and nearby, the parking is the old style front in rather than bumper to bumper parking. We sat at the bar and gave a try of the BobCat IPA and the Bobcat Downtown Brown. Both brews were excellent! Given we were quite a ways from Burlington and would be driving in the dark in a snow storm we decided to head out after only 2 beers.

    Saturday we skied at Bolton Valley and later headed back to Burlington’s Church Street area for dinner at the Three Tomatoes……we enjoyed a few Switchback Pale Ales and called it a evening.

    We got up early on Sunday to head back to Sugarbush for another day of skiing. It had snowed all day and night Saturday so we knew we would be in for a fantastic early season ski day. After a full day of skiing (last run at 4pm…skiing in Alpenglow). We loaded up the Honda and headed over to the Alchemist to sample some Heady Topper as well as pick up some brew special ordered by fellow MTBR’ers. Great trip with a couple new breweries visited.


    Here's my updated list:
    Miller- Baldwinsville, New York
    Coors- Golden, Colorado
    Budweiser -St. Louis Missouri
    Stroh's- Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Fruita Brew Pub -Fruita, Colorado
    Trout River- Lyndonville, Vermont
    LionsHead- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Falstaff- Natick, Massachusetts
    Pallisades- Grand Junction, Colorado
    Black Rock- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Long Trail- Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    Lake Placid- Lake Placid, New York
    Hoppers- SLC , Utah
    Porcupine Grill- SLC, Utah
    Red Rock Junction- Park City, Utah
    Turonis- Evansville, Indiana
    Calhouns(now Callies)- Harrisonburg , Virginia
    Zywiec- Poland/Czech/Slovak Border area Europe
    Kona-Hawaii
    Yuengling-Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    OneGuyBrewing- Berwick, Pennsylvania
    The Flying Goose- Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
    Lone Peak Brewing- Big Sky, Montana
    Magic Hat- Burlington, Vermont
    Harpoon- Boston, Massachusetts
    Gordon&Biesch-Las Vegas, Nevada
    Portsmouth Brewing- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Redhook-Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Vermont Pub & Brewery-Burlington, Vermont
    Alchemist- Waterbury, Vermont
    John Harvards, Natick, Massachusetts
    Wasatch Brewing, Park City, Utah
    Seven Barrel Brewery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
    Madison Brewing and Brewpub, Bennington , Vermont
    Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ale House, Grand Junction, Colorado
    McStiffs Brewpub, Moab, Utah
    Moab Brewing, Moab, Utah
    Zero Gravity Brewing at American Flat Bread, Burlington, Vermont
    Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, Massachusetts
    SwitchBack Brewing, Burlington, Vermont
    Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed, Middlebury, Vermont
    NorthShire Brewing, Bennington, Vermont
    Kingom Brewing, Newport, Vermont
    RockArt Brewing, Morrisville, Vermont
    Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, Vermont
    Harpoon Brewing, Windsor, Vermont
    Fiddlehead, Shelburne, Vermont
    Three Needs, Burlington, Vermont
    Von Trapps, Stowe, Vermont
    The Drop Inn, Middlebury, Vermont
    The BobCat Brewery, Bristol, Vermont
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    Last week took my sister and fiancé to the Gardner Ale House in Gardner, MA. Food was good and the beer was excellent. My wife and I shared the beer sampler then ordered our beers. She had a pale ale, I had the Face Lift IPA. Pretty good. second and third round I had their Face-Off Double IPA which was to die for. If you are in north central MA, I would recommend a stop. I did bring back a growler back to GA and enjoyed it for Christmas.

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    2013 is starting to shape up nicely, allowing for some further travels and brewery visits.
    January: Denver
    May: San Jose and NYC

    Will also be visiting a couple new ones here in Asehville area this week. Oskar Blues new location in Brevard and a brand new brewery downtown called Wicked Weed (referring to hops). This one has been generating a lot of buzz (pun intended) and should be a great addition to the lineup.
    Wicked Weed Brewing

    I've added a few since I posted last. * = top choice:

    California
    *21st Amendment Brewery - San Francisco
    Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant - San Francisco
    Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery - San Francisco
    ThirstyBear Brewing Company - San Francisco

    Note: I hit all these and a few other pubs while touring San Fran on a cheapo rented hybrid bike.. 50 miles in a day and a half. Great way to explore the city!
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part I
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    Georgia:
    Moon River - Savannah

    Ohio
    *Rivertown Brewing - Cincinnati
    Listermann Brewing/Triple Digit - Cincinnati
    Great Lakes - Cleveland
    Barley's Brewing - Columbus
    *Willoughby Brewing - Willoughby (Cle)
    Dayton Beer Company - Dayton
    Also numerous in Columbus and Cincinnati during the 90s that are no longer brewing. Anybody remember Barrelhouse in Cincy?

    North Carolina:

    Asheville Brewing Company - Asheville
    Craggie Brewing - Asheville (just closed)
    *French Broad - Asheville
    *Green Man - Asheville
    Highland - Asheville (T)
    Lexington Ave. Brewing (LAB) - Asheville
    Thirsty Monk (nano) - Asheville
    *Wedge - Asheville
    *Pisgah - Black Mountain
    Brevard Brewing - Brevard
    Nantahala - Bryson City
    Olde Hickory Brewery - Hickory
    Heinzelmännchen - Sylva
    Headwaters - Waynesville
    Frog Level - Waynesville

    South Carolina:
    Southend Brewery & Smokehouse - Charleston
    Folly Beach Brewing (not actually brewing at the time)
    RJ Rockers - Greenville/Spartanburg
    *Thomas Creek - Greenville/Spartanburg
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    Visited Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon over the holidays when I was home out west. Nice place and excellent brews.

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    Here's a bump. Just finished a week-long swing thru the Denver area, and picked up 10 CO breweries in 6 days.

    I've added a few since I posted last. * = top choice:

    California
    *21st Amendment Brewery - San Francisco
    Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant - San Francisco
    Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery - San Francisco
    ThirstyBear Brewing Company - San Francisco

    Note: I hit all these and a few other pubs while touring San Fran on a cheapo rented hybrid bike.. 50 miles in a day and a half. Great way to explore the city!
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part I
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part II


    Colorado
    Avery - Boulder
    *Twisted Pine - Boulder
    Wynkoop - Denver
    Cannonball Creek - Golden
    Golden City Brewing - Golden
    Lone Tree Brewing - Lone Tree
    *Bull & Bush - Denver
    *Renegade - Denver
    TRVE - Denver
    Vine St. Pub - Denver

    Georgia:
    Moon River - Savannah

    Ohio
    *Rivertown Brewing - Cincinnati
    Listermann Brewing/Triple Digit - Cincinnati
    Great Lakes - Cleveland
    Barley's Brewing - Columbus
    Dayton Beer Company - Dayton
    *Willoughby Brewing - Willoughby (Cle)
    Also numerous in Columbus and Cincinnati during the 90s that are no longer brewing. Anybody remember Barrelhouse in Cincy?

    North Carolina:
    Asheville Brewing Company - Asheville
    Craggie Brewing - Asheville (just closed)
    *French Broad - Asheville
    *Green Man - Asheville
    Highland - Asheville (T)
    Lexington Ave. Brewing (LAB) - Asheville
    Thirsty Monk (nano) - Asheville
    *Wedge - Asheville
    *Wicked Weed - Asheville
    *Pisgah - Black Mountain
    Brevard Brewing - Brevard
    Nantahala - Bryson City
    Olde Hickory Brewery - Hickory
    Heinzelmännchen - Sylva
    Bearwaters - Waynesville (was Bearwaters)
    Frog Level - Waynesville

    South Carolina:
    Southend Brewery & Smokehouse - Charleston
    Folly Beach Brewing (not actually brewing at the time)
    RJ Rockers - Greenville/Spartanburg
    *Thomas Creek - Greenville/Spartanburg[/QUOTE]
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    dobovedo.......Nice!.....

    ....You have quite a list going....can just imagine the fun at each stop....the good thing is there are so many more to visit....Thanks for your post.
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    Anheuser Busch. St. Louis, Mo
    Steam Whistle, Toronto, On.
    Mill St, Toronto, On.
    Creemore Springs, Creemore, On.
    Church Key, Campbellford, On.
    Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin, Florida.

    Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY not a brewery but just as cool.
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    Visited Helltown Brewing (Mt Pleasant PA) last weekend, and this past Saturday I checked out The All Saints brewery in Greensburg PA. All Saints is practically right in my back yard, I can ride my bike there without even crossing a street. I almost hate to admit this but the All Saints Brewery has been open for over a year and it's less than a mile from where I sit right now and yet Saturday was the first time that I ever stepped foot in the place. Is there something wrong with me??? If you are in the Pittsburgh area I recommend both breweries. Helltown's Idle Hands IPA is really good!

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    Impressive lists JeffSkisMontana and dobovedo. Can't help but think you guys have to make it out to Minnesota sometime however. There's an impressive upstart of both new and longtime quality brew pubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area going on and it makes for some great times on your bikes. Coming from a track/road background, there's always crits that start and end a certain venues as well. But the area with it's lakes and bike friendly biking access makes for a nice, enjoyable ride from place to place with friends as well.

    As far as my list, it's extensive. I've hit several on your lists from Colorado. Can't say enough for the Washington and Oregon scene as well. If I ever hit my 10 post limit around here I'll put up some pictures.

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    Last year was a pretty quite year for me as far as brewery tours go. I did visit Harpoon in Ma and VT!! Also spent a lot of time at Novare Res in Portland Me, one of the best bars I have ever been to!!Visited a Brewery?-harp1.jpgVisited a Brewery?-harp2.jpgVisited a Brewery?-harp3.jpgVisited a Brewery?-harp4.jpgVisited a Brewery?-mb1.jpg

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    went to sam adams in boston last summer

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    on my way home from work last week i hit:

    monday-oskar blues (longmont co)
    tues-boulder beer (boulder co)
    wed-bootstrap (niwot co)
    thurs-left hand brewing (longmont)
    friday, back to the weasel at oskar.

    the week before, i hit aleworks in loveland. and oskars.

    it's hard living in boulder county.

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    Just a couple crappy iphone pictures of the last two breweries we visited.

    New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus WI





    Fitgers Brew House, Duluth MN (Sorry, no decent pictures of inside.)



    (I'll dig a little deeper for others when I've got some time. In the Spring/Summer I have some touring trips planned, however.)

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    The Pic of Fitgers Brewhaus....incredible background.....beautiful....Thx.
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    Oscar Blues Brewing of Colorado recently opened a new facility in Brevard, NC. We took the tour and visited the tasting room last week. Heard a good blues band. This brewery is large compared to most in the Ashevile area. The Yella Pils I am drinking was purchased by someone else. I much prefer their Old Chub Scotch Ale. The GF liked the Deviant Dale's IPA. Dale's Pale Ale is their flagship brew.

    The growler is from Lexington Ave. Brewing, Asheville.


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    Saturday we will be going to Highlands Brewing (3rd trip) to see Custard Pie, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. On the way we will stop at Altamont Brewing in West Asheville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    I visited two while on holiday in Washington. Port Townsend Brewery in... Port Townsend, WA and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA. PT just had a tasting room and had a pretty good dinner at Chuckanut. Had great beers at both. sorry no pics
    Next time you make it to Bellingham try Kulshan Brewing. They've just opened in July 2011. Also have you ever been to Boundary Bay Brewing? Another great Bellingham Beer stop

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    Stopped by Altamont Brewing in West Asheville. They were pouring their golden ale, amber ale, IPA and stout plus a bunch of guest taps. The Grrrrowler we took home was a bit different from the norm. They are made from spent brewing ingredients. My dog loves them.

    Altamont Brewing Company | Good Beer, Great Times in West Asheville
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    Back in the BeeHive State.....hit Wasatch...RedRock....and added Squatters.....some fine brew happening in Utah! All three are available in bottles, cans, and growlers in many locations throughout the state. I heard from a few in Park City that most of the volume for Wasatch and Squatters are brewed in Salt Lake City at a larger scale brewery that is done in partnership of some sort.

    Here is my updated List:
    Miller- Baldwinsville, New York
    Coors- Golden, Colorado
    Budweiser -St. Louis Missouri
    Stroh's- Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Appalachian Brewing Company- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Fruita Brew Pub -Fruita, Colorado
    Trout River- Lyndonville, Vermont
    LionsHead- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Falstaff- Natick, Massachusetts
    Pallisades- Grand Junction, Colorado
    Black Rock- Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
    Long Trail- Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
    Lake Placid- Lake Placid, New York
    Hoppers- SLC , Utah
    Porcupine Grill- SLC, Utah
    Red Rock Junction- Park City, Utah
    Turonis- Evansville, Indiana
    Calhouns(now Callies)- Harrisonburg , Virginia
    Zywiec- Poland/Czech/Slovak Border area Europe
    Kona-Hawaii
    Yuengling-Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    OneGuyBrewing- Berwick, Pennsylvania
    The Flying Goose- Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
    Lone Peak Brewing- Big Sky, Montana
    Magic Hat- Burlington, Vermont
    Harpoon- Boston, Massachusetts
    Gordon&Biesch-Las Vegas, Nevada
    Portsmouth Brewing- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Redhook-Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    Vermont Pub & Brewery-Burlington, Vermont
    Alchemist- Waterbury, Vermont
    John Harvards, Natick, Massachusetts
    Wasatch Brewing, Park City, Utah
    Seven Barrel Brewery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
    Madison Brewing and Brewpub, Bennington , Vermont
    Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, Colorado
    Ale House, Grand Junction, Colorado
    McStiffs Brewpub, Moab, Utah
    Moab Brewing, Moab, Utah
    Zero Gravity Brewing at American Flat Bread, Burlington, Vermont
    Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, Massachusetts
    SwitchBack Brewing, Burlington, Vermont
    Otter Creek/Wolavers/The Shed, Middlebury, Vermont
    NorthShire Brewing, Bennington, Vermont
    Kingom Brewing, Newport, Vermont
    RockArt Brewing, Morrisville, Vermont
    Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, Vermont
    Harpoon Brewing, Windsor, Vermont
    Fiddlehead, Shelburne, Vermont
    Three Needs, Burlington, Vermont
    Von Trapps, Stowe, Vermont
    The Drop Inn, Middlebury, Vermont
    The BobCat Brewery, Bristol, Vermont
    Squatters, Park City, Utah
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    I'm visiting Maine now and got to go to Allagash Brewing in Portland. I experienced my first sours.

    Quote Originally Posted by sime View Post

    it's hard living in boulder county.
    There are a lot of good breweries there! I need to get out to tour the local ones.

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    I visited the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, PA. The people there were very knowledgable.

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    In order of attendance (as far as I remember), brewpub's left out.

    Old Style / Heileman - LaCrosse, WI (visited as a youth with my folks)
    Coors - Golden, CO (while attending tech school at Lowry AFB)
    Budweiser - Fort Stockton, CO (while attending tech school at Lowry AFB)
    Miller - Fort Worth, TX
    Red Hook - Woodinville, WA
    Rahr & Sons - Fort Worth, TX (met my wife here on bike pub crawl)
    St Arnold - Houston, TX
    New Belgium - Fort Collins, CO (visited, but not toured)
    Sam Adams - Boston (Jamaica Plains), MA
    Harpoon - Boston (waterfront)
    John Smith - Tadcaster UK (visited , but not toured)
    Miller - Milwuakee, WI



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    Sierra Nevada - Chico CA
    Anchor Steam - SF
    Budweiser - Fairfield CA
    Deschutes Brewing - Bend OR
    McMenamins (Old St. Francis School) - Bend OR
    Red Hook - Woodinville OR
    Wynkoop Brewing Company - Denver CO
    Boise Ale Trail - Boise ID (Boise is pretty effin cool)

    Not beer but still did a tour and got loaded:
    St. George Spirits (Hangar1 Vodka) - Alameda CA
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