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PostPosted: Tue March 12th, 2013, 13:12 GMT 
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Vermont Remains Top State in Capita per Brewery
The great state of Vermont tops the list of U.S. state breweries per capita based on the Brewers Association’s count of operating breweries and the 2010 population estimates found at http://www.census.gov. The fortunate citizens of Vermont have a brewery for every 26,073 people. There are 24 breweries and 625,741 citizens in Vermont. The top 5 states in breweries per capita are rounded out by Oregon, Montana, Colorado and Maine.


Top Ten Per Capita Breweries according to the Brewers Association:

Capita/ Brewery Rank
State
Total Breweries
Capita/ Brewery


Vermont
24
26,073

2
Oregon
124
30,896

3
Montana
32
30,919

4
Colorado
130
38,686

5
Maine
33
40,253

6
Wyoming
12
46,969

7
Alaska
20
35,512

8
Washington
136
49,445

9
Wisconsin
75
75,826

10
Delaware
9
99,770

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you're going to have to take it up with the DrinkMichiganReviewBoard of 2011, perhaps a little dated and personally invested.

http://www.drinkmichigan.org/beer/facts/

actually, nothing to take up - according to the per capita rankings, Michigan is still ranked in the top five for number of microbreweries. (not per capita). Those states being: California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, and Michigan.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Tue March 12th, 2013, 15:33 GMT 
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I can vouch for the following:

Amherst Brewing Company www.amherstbrewing.com
The Amherst Brewing Company is a full-service brewpub located in Amherst, Massachusetts

Union Station Brewery Providence
36 Exchange Ter
Providence, RI 02903
Neighborhood: DownCity

LOWELL BEER WORKS
In the Spindle City since 2008
203 Cabot Street, Lowell, MA 01854
978.937.BEER lowell@beerworks.net

In Lowell, they usually blast out tuneage from the artist who is playing locally....their beers for March:

LOWELL PALE ALE Alc. by Vol. 5.6%
Medium copper-colored ale, hopped with Cascades for
an assertive hop flavor and aroma.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

DYE HOUSE I.P.A. Alc. by Vol. 6.7%
BRONZE MEDAL GABF 1997. A very dry copper-colored strong ale.
Hoppy with a strong bitter finish.
12oz. $5, 16oz. $5.75, 22oz. $7

SPINDLE CITY RED Alc. by Vol. 5.2%
Deep ruby ale that’s a balanced blend of malt and hops.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

BOSTON COMMON Alc. by Vol. 5.5%
Traditional copper-colored and medium-bodied beer with malt
sweetness and pronounced hop aroma.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

BOOTT’S NUT BROWN ALE Alc. by Vol. 5.2%
A dark brown ale made with roasted malt and Northwest hops.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

CURLEY’S IRISH STOUT Alc. by Vol. 4.2%
Silky Irish-style stout with a creamy dense head. Sláinte!
12oz. $5, 16oz. $5.75, 22oz. $7


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Tue March 12th, 2013, 16:09 GMT 
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Milwaukee: Landmark Lanes. Don't worry. It's more than just a bowling alley. It's a seedy 1920s building with charm to spare.

I lived 2 blocks from there and enjoyed it's "ambiance" on many an occasion.

You can enjoy some Lakefront Brewery micros. Or Sprecher. Our pro-business governor has made it much more difficult to sell microbrews, so there aren't likely to be too many choices. Milwaukee's never really been much of a beer town anyway.

Bob's going to play Milwaukee this fall, so maybe check out the show and stop in to the Landmark. Also, book a room at the Pfister Hotel. Like me, the Pfister is Classy but fairly cheap. Why not? You know it just makes sense.


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PostPosted: Tue March 12th, 2013, 21:06 GMT 
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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Wed March 13th, 2013, 00:31 GMT 
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capecod wrote:
I can vouch for the following:

Amherst Brewing Company http://www.amherstbrewing.com
The Amherst Brewing Company is a full-service brewpub located in Amherst, Massachusetts

Union Station Brewery Providence
36 Exchange Ter
Providence, RI 02903
Neighborhood: DownCity

LOWELL BEER WORKS
In the Spindle City since 2008
203 Cabot Street, Lowell, MA 01854
978.937.BEER lowell@beerworks.net

In Lowell, they usually blast out tuneage from the artist who is playing locally....their beers for March:

LOWELL PALE ALE Alc. by Vol. 5.6%
Medium copper-colored ale, hopped with Cascades for
an assertive hop flavor and aroma.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

DYE HOUSE I.P.A. Alc. by Vol. 6.7%
BRONZE MEDAL GABF 1997. A very dry copper-colored strong ale.
Hoppy with a strong bitter finish.
12oz. $5, 16oz. $5.75, 22oz. $7

SPINDLE CITY RED Alc. by Vol. 5.2%
Deep ruby ale that’s a balanced blend of malt and hops.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

BOSTON COMMON Alc. by Vol. 5.5%
Traditional copper-colored and medium-bodied beer with malt
sweetness and pronounced hop aroma.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

BOOTT’S NUT BROWN ALE Alc. by Vol. 5.2%
A dark brown ale made with roasted malt and Northwest hops.
12oz. $4.75, 16oz. $5.50, 22oz. $6.75

CURLEY’S IRISH STOUT Alc. by Vol. 4.2%
Silky Irish-style stout with a creamy dense head. Sláinte!
12oz. $5, 16oz. $5.75, 22oz. $7



Been to all these Codder. You are on TOP of your game!
I would expect no less.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Wed March 13th, 2013, 01:04 GMT 
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This looks like a good trail...
http://www.mainebrewersguild.org/BeerTrailWeb.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Thu March 14th, 2013, 00:44 GMT 
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Best Brews on Tour
Amherst, MA - 2013 Show #2


Top Brew Pubs in the Amherst, MA Area

Amherst Brewing Co.
The Amherst Brewing Company is a full-service brewpub located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Established in 1997 by a small group of investors, the ABC originally occupied the lower level of the former First National Bank building off North Pleasant Street. Over time, ABC went through three expansions. The first took place in 2002 with the creation of a game room and lounge on the second floor called "The Upstairs at ABC". In 2004, the upstairs was expanded by adding a larger bar, two more pool tables, and other facilities. In 2008, we expanded the downstairs dining room, creating a new entrance and adding much-needed space to the kitchen and storage facilities. A retail nook was created to display ABC merchandise and growlers for sale from the brewery.

Our most recent and biggest move was to 10 University Drive, which was formerly occupied by Gold’s Gym, and before that, a supermarket. The space offers a roomy interior--which is ideal for family dining, watching sports, and hosting events--high ceilings, more space to brew, and a substantial outdoor patio for warm weather dining. There is ample, free parking in the front lot--a definite perk for anyone who struggled to find parking in downtown Amherst in the past! The highlight of the new venue is a 100-foot, copper top bar with a unique leaf pattern and front molding crafted from African Sapele wood. We know this eye-catching addition will quickly become a favorite among regulars and new customers alike. The University Drive location gives us the chance to serve our loyal customers even better, offering you more beer, more seating, free parking, and the warm, welcoming atmosphere you have always appreciated--all in a brand new space.

For a listing of our current regulars, seasonal brews, and cask offerings on tap, check the side bar to the right. Brewery tours can be made by appointment. Over the course of the year, ABC hosts beer dinners and monthly tastings. See the events section for upcoming dates, or join our fan page on Facebook to get daily updates on events, upcoming brews, and promotions.

Our brand new copper-top bar seats 50 people and is fully stocked, including a selection of scotches and bourbons, select wines, and unusual guest draft beers. Approximately 30 additional seats are available on our seasonal patio--the best place in town to relax and enjoy an ABC draft or specialty brew while savoring the warm weather. For over 13 years we have hosted the Amherst Jazz Orchestra on the first and third Mondays of every month. To keep up with our wide variety of special events and music dates, check the schedule to the left.

Our menu ranges from traditional pub fare, including fish and chips, burgers, homemade soups, and entrees to the unusual, such as fried pickles, monster pretzels, and fried Oreo sundaes. We have plenty for vegetarians, too, and we are working on a small gluten-free menu for the near future. Many of our menu items are homemade, and we also have daily specials featuring creations from our kitchen. Feel free to call our main number and press #2 for today's selections. We support local butchers, bakeries, and farmers. Most of our meats are supplied by Arnold's Meats in Chicopee, and our breads are baked fresh daily at East Baking Company in Ludlow. The pumpkins and squash used in our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale are grown on the Smiarowski Farm in Sunderland. Check out our entire menu by clicking on the "our menus" icon on the left of this page.
http://www.amherstbrewing.com/

Others:
Maplewood Farms Restaurant & Brewery

The Moan And Dove

The Hangar


So many more...


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Thu March 14th, 2013, 04:05 GMT 

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If I may suggest for Pennsylvania, my top two are Troegs and Victory. If you're looking for Micros that you cannot purchase outside of the facility, well....Selin's Grove is excellent, but the space is limited at the place. If you manage to get there, get the IPA. Hands down the best beer they have. Another one in the region that is excellent (and always seems to play Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young....) is Turkey Hill Brewing Company. That one may be reasonable to get to if you're going to the Lehigh show.

There are many others. If anyone would like some Pennsylvania suggestions, just name the region of PA.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
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^Love Troegs...their Nugget Nectar is insane.

Also in the Amherst neighborhood, up in Sunderland, is a BBQ joint called Bub's http://www.bubsbbq.com
...trust me. I have had ribs at the Rendevouz in Memphis and have dined al fresco at the Georgia Pig, but this place is as good as any...you know, I don't even think they serve beer...sorry to hijack the thread that way, but if you are in the mood for Q while in the valley, check it out...here is their menu:

Menu

ALL DINNERS, SANDWICHES, LIGHT MEALS AND KIDS MEALS INCLUDE OUR UNLIMITED
HOT AND COLD BAR WITH MANY ITEMS SUCH AS
BBQ Ranch Beans, Dirty Rice, Collard Greens, Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Hickory Smoked Potatoes,
Coleslaw, Dill Potato Salad, Black-eyed Corn, Homemade Soup, and more.

All take out dinners include a choice of three items from our hot and cold bar
and all sandwiches come with a choice of two sides.



Dinners


Combos


1/2 B-B-Q Chicken
9.95
Spare Ribs & 1/4 Chicken
14.95
3 Kielbasa Links
10.50
Spare Ribs & Kielbasa Link
14.95
1/2 lb Burger
add Cheese .50
10.50
Spare Ribs & Pulled Pork
14.95
B-B-Q Spare Ribs
13.95
Pulled Pork & Kielbasa Link
12.95
Baby Back Ribs
15.95
Pulled Pork & 1/4 Chicken
12.95
B-B-Q Pulled Pork
10.95
Baby Back Ribs & Kielbasa Link
16.95
1 lb T-Bone Steak
14.95
Baby Back Ribs & 1/4 Chicken
16.95
B-B-Q Beef Brisket
12.95
Baby Back Ribs & Pulled Pork
16.95
Chicken Strips (6)
11.95


Appetizers

Seafood
(Charbroiled, Cajun Grilled or Fried)

Onion Rings
4.95
Skewered Jumbo Shrimp
12.95
Hush Puppies
3.95
Farm Raised Catfish
12.95
Fried Gator Tail
6.95
Salmon
12.95
Shrimp & Gator Combo (Fried)
13.95
Gator Tail Dinner (Fried)
13.95


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Thu March 14th, 2013, 09:40 GMT 
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Jpmograine wrote:
There are many others. If anyone would like some Pennsylvania suggestions, just name the region of PA.

California


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sat March 16th, 2013, 00:29 GMT 
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capecod wrote:
^Love Troegs...their Nugget Nectar is insane.

Also in the Amherst neighborhood, up in Sunderland, is a BBQ joint called Bub's http://www.bubsbbq.com

I've been there. He's right. You can go climb Sugarloaf afterwards to work off the cals.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sat March 16th, 2013, 01:05 GMT 
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Or go find a drinkery and do 16 ounce curls.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sat March 16th, 2013, 01:10 GMT 
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I'm getting slpwly into ales.... and I'm going to be an ale boffin by the time the UK fall comes around (pelase let duke info be right!)... me and matt are already drying to arrange a meet up... so i hope to see atleast matt, johanna, jesus and onemore cup in london in autumn!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sat March 16th, 2013, 01:23 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
I'm getting slpwly into ales.... and I'm going to be an ale boffin by the time the UK fall comes around (pelase let duke info be right!)... me and matt are already drying to arrange a meet up... so i hope to see atleast matt, johanna, jesus and onemore cup in london in autumn!

Ale! Isn't that what John says at the start of George's My Guitar Gently Weeps?

@ 4:04
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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sat March 16th, 2013, 15:48 GMT 

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Well, depends on what direction you're coming from for Cal, PA. If you really want to go into Pitt, I'd recommend http://www.churchbrew.com/. Very interesting atmosphere and good beers.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
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if yer comin' to ITHACA for the Barton Hall Show at CORNELL

I'd recommend you try some of the ITHACA BEER Co. brews....especially Cascazilla!

A good bar close to the campus is THE CHAPTER HOUSE...they have lots of great beers on tap.
http://ithacabeer.com/home/
http://www.chapterhouseithaca.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sun March 17th, 2013, 13:26 GMT 
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^ and there's even happy hour on the weekends, my kind of place.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
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^ and there's even happy hour on the weekends, my kind of place.

Happy Hour is all day today. Happy Saint Patty's!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sun March 17th, 2013, 13:41 GMT 
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happy st. patty's. otherwise known as the day i start off with a stout that's not as good as the rest i usually drink. I'm with the pope on this one, don't celebrate, go to Church. some suburban green machine nearly walked into my VW last night because she refused to accept the right of way designated by a turning arrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sun March 17th, 2013, 13:54 GMT 
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Troubadour64 wrote:
happy st. patty's. otherwise known as the day i start off with a stout that's not as good as the rest i usually drink. I'm with the pope on this one, don't celebrate, go to Church. some suburban green machine nearly walked into my VW last night because she refused to accept the right of way designated by a turning arrow.

Suburban Green Machine?
Actually a good name for a band.


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PostPosted: Sun March 17th, 2013, 14:28 GMT 
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Troubadour64 wrote:
happy st. patty's. otherwise known as the day i start off with a stout that's not as good as the rest i usually drink. I'm with the pope on this one, don't celebrate, go to Church. some suburban green machine nearly walked into my VW last night because she refused to accept the right of way designated by a turning arrow.

Suburban Green Machine?
Actually a good name for a band.


i had a big wheel that was named the green machine when i was little.

it would be good name for a band. something for the high school hippies could latch onto. or it could be an English pop band. either one.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Brews on Tour
PostPosted: Sun March 17th, 2013, 17:15 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Troubadour64 wrote:
happy st. patty's. otherwise known as the day i start off with a stout that's not as good as the rest i usually drink. I'm with the pope on this one, don't celebrate, go to Church. some suburban green machine nearly walked into my VW last night because she refused to accept the right of way designated by a turning arrow.

Suburban Green Machine?
Actually a good name for a band.


Troubadour64 wrote:
i had a big wheel that was named the green machine when i was little.

it would be good name for a band. something for the high school hippies could latch onto. or it could be an English pop band. either one.

It also may be what they call that thing which is making all of the beer go green today.
Suburban Green Machine.


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