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Brewers Association Top 50
« on: April 06, 2016, 03:30:15 PM »
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 03:38:32 PM »
Ninkasi here in Eugene is #36.  Oakshire, where I work, is in the top 100.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 03:51:17 PM »
Too bad they don't break out the various locations. It would be interesting to see how much of the total output for SN and OB is from NC. NB just started releasing their NC brewed products.


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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 03:52:00 PM »
Can someone tell me about Minhas Craft Brewery? It didn't seem to fit the category to me, but I've never heard of them.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 05:00:16 PM »
Can someone tell me about Minhas Craft Brewery? It didn't seem to fit the category to me, but I've never heard of them.
Surprised they're on here as well. They're a giant contract brewery that seems to specialize in crappy beers. They brew a lot of the house brand labels for places like Trader Joes, Costco etc.

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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 05:18:25 PM »
Can someone tell me about Minhas Craft Brewery? It didn't seem to fit the category to me, but I've never heard of them.

Minhas' brewery is the old Huber brewery. 

The footnote to Minhas says "includes Mountain Crest and 10 other brand families as well as export volume."

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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 06:03:37 PM »
Wow, Revolution in Chicago is  #50! They started as a brewpub in 2010 and opened their production brewery in 2012.

I'm always impressed at how high New Glarus is, given that they only distribute in Wisconsin. Spotted Cow is everywhere you go, though.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 06:35:13 PM »
It is a dubious distinction that RI makes the list because of 'gansett, which isn't actually brewed in state. Hopefully they will finally get their brewery up and running in Pawtucket soon (cue Family Guy jokes).
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 06:39:38 PM »
It is a dubious distinction that RI makes the list because of 'gansett, which isn't actually brewed in state. Hopefully they will finally get their brewery up and running in Pawtucket soon (cue Family Guy jokes).

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 06:44:01 PM »
It is a dubious distinction that RI makes the list because of 'gansett, which isn't actually brewed in state. Hopefully they will finally get their brewery up and running in Pawtucket soon (cue Family Guy jokes).
Have you tried the 'gansett/ autocrat syrup coffee stout? A combo of two RI institutions known throughout New England. Its not something I would drink all the time but really surprisingly good.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2016, 07:03:07 PM »
Autocrat coffee syrup in beer?

I'm intrigued. That might be worth an experiment or two.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 07:41:12 PM »
Autocrat coffee syrup in beer?

I'm intrigued. That might be worth an experiment or two.
This may not sound good but what I would call the "cheap coffee flavor" actually works, and I'm not one to like extracts etc. Its just got a certain something that I liked. Its like how I hate cheap milk chocolate and cheap peanut butter but I actually occasionally like a cheap peanut butter cup even though better quality ones now exist. Definitely part nostalgia.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2016, 11:16:20 PM »
It is a dubious distinction that RI makes the list because of 'gansett, which isn't actually brewed in state. Hopefully they will finally get their brewery up and running in Pawtucket soon (cue Family Guy jokes).
Have you tried the 'gansett/ autocrat syrup coffee stout? A combo of two RI institutions known throughout New England. Its not something I would drink all the time but really surprisingly good.
I'm not a milk stout guy, but I agree that it was pretty good. I admit to having my share of their Del's Lemonade (another RI institution) Summer Shandy every summer. Actually most of their seasonals and one-offs are usually pretty good (their HP Lovecraft series, for example). The head brewer at Revival/Brutopia in Cranston does a lot of their recipe development, so it doesn't surprise me that their beers are good.

The main issue is mainly local politics. The owners brought back the Narragansett brand and keep pushing the local RI connection, but contract brew all their beer in NY. That hasn't sat well with a lot of Rhode Islanders.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2016, 11:18:01 PM »
Autocrat coffee syrup in beer?

I'm intrigued. That might be worth an experiment or two.
This may not sound good but what I would call the "cheap coffee flavor" actually works, and I'm not one to like extracts etc. Its just got a certain something that I liked. Its like how I hate cheap milk chocolate and cheap peanut butter but I actually occasionally like a cheap peanut butter cup even though better quality ones now exist. Definitely part nostalgia.
I'm surprised that you guys have heard of it. I didn't realize that it got any distribution outside of the state.
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Re: Brewers Association Top 50
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2016, 12:42:19 AM »
It is a dubious distinction that RI makes the list because of 'gansett, which isn't actually brewed in state. Hopefully they will finally get their brewery up and running in Pawtucket soon (cue Family Guy jokes).
Have you tried the 'gansett/ autocrat syrup coffee stout? A combo of two RI institutions known throughout New England. Its not something I would drink all the time but really surprisingly good.
I'm not a milk stout guy, but I agree that it was pretty good. I admit to having my share of their Del's Lemonade (another RI institution) Summer Shandy every summer. Actually most of their seasonals and one-offs are usually pretty good (their HP Lovecraft series, for example). The head brewer at Revival/Brutopia in Cranston does a lot of their recipe development, so it doesn't surprise me that their beers are good.

The main issue is mainly local politics. The owners brought back the Narragansett brand and keep pushing the local RI connection, but contract brew all their beer in NY. That hasn't sat well with a lot of Rhode Islanders.
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