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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
    Dobovedo's Journal of Journeys » Blog Archive » How TO Tour San Francisco – Part II

    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
    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
    T.S. Eliot

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    third

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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]
    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
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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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