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« on: July 06, 2012, 09:44:47 PM »
Just got back from a short trip to Wisconsin. While there, I got to visit the infamous New Glarus! One more amazing brewery to add to my list of about 50. I travel a lot for work so anytime theres an opportunity to hit a brewery or a local brew pub I make it happen. I have some really good ones on my list including Stone, Green Flash, Russian River, New Belgium, Odell, Deschutes and Bells. Some day I hope to visit Sierra Nevada.

Anyone else out there travel a lot and do the same thing I do? What are some of your favorites and whats on your bucket list?
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 05:57:02 AM »
I was at New Glarus, but it was before they built the new brewery.
I guess we're talking about regional or production size breweries, because I wouldn't be able to remember all the brewpubs I've been to.
My two favorites have been New Belgium and Anchor.  Others I have been to are Rogue in Newport, Yuengling in Tampa, Brooklyn in Brooklyn, Lone Star (they had a fins, feathers and horn museum that was totally wacky), Coors a long long time ago, Cigar City (but it's in my neighborhood), Surly, and most likely several others that skip my mind right now.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 07:32:12 AM »
Thats a nice list. I'd love to visit Rogue the next time I'm up in Oregon. The new facility at New Glarus is beautiful. They did a really nice job and I was very surprised by the size of the operation. For a brewery that only distributes in the state of Wisconsin, they're huge. I'm sure they spill more on the bottling line in a week than I brew all year!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 07:37:37 AM »
Avery is building a new one.  Gotta get down there and have a look see
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 08:00:20 AM »
The new New Glarus building is frippin' gorgeous. The things a cross between Swiss Chalet and Stainless Steel Palace. Oh and the fact that they have an exact ratio and hydrostatic pressure designed pilot system makes me love em even more.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 08:09:44 AM »
Avery is building a new one.  Gotta get down there and have a look see
I'm gonna be in  Boulder today, and was thinking about stopping in...
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 09:00:15 AM »
I was at New Glarus, but it was before they built the new brewery.
I guess we're talking about regional or production size breweries, because I wouldn't be able to remember all the brewpubs I've been to.
My two favorites have been New Belgium and Anchor.  Others I have been to are Rogue in Newport, Yuengling in Tampa, Brooklyn in Brooklyn, Lone Star (they had a fins, feathers and horn museum that was totally wacky), Coors a long long time ago, Cigar City (but it's in my neighborhood), Surly, and most likely several others that skip my mind right now.

I remembered a few more: Boulder, Bridgeport, Full Sail, Portland (Pyramid), Red Hook (both the one that used to be in Filmont and the new place in N.H.).

Even the old New Glarus brewery was impressive.  I got a nice photo of the sour barrel room with their brew dog, Murphy.  I wonder if he's still around?
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 10:39:21 AM »
What I really want to see is the new tasting room over at White Labs. If I ever visit SoCal, I think I'd take that over Stone or Ballast Point...
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