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West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:49:13 AM »
Or it is proclaimed as such on today's CNN front page.

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/06/27/berrong-on-beer-going-big-on-west-coast-brews/?hpt=hp_c2

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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 07:02:16 AM »
Oh no....looks like it's going to be one of the East Coast vs West Coast rapper things.

I love the comments on the article of people from the East coast using Redhook as their example of being better than the West Coast  :D

I'm definately East coast but think the West Coast has much more to offer.  But don't forget the best beer in America a couple years ago ( Kate The Great from The Portsmouth Brewery ) is so east coast you can see the ocean from the brewery.  Also, NH is listed #1 in the country for per capita beer sales...too bad most of it is ButtWiper.
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 08:32:46 AM »
And this is news??   ;D
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 08:58:09 AM »
Anyone who's wife is named Pooja must be an expert in East v West...  ::)

Also scratching my head over this one...
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Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, which has been brewing amazing IPAs for over 30 years
Seems like exactly 30 years ago and I don't remember IPA coming out with any distribution until I saw it in Buffalo, NY around 2000 or so...  ;D

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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 09:26:58 AM »
All I can say is that's one person's opinion...and we all about opinions.  ::)
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 09:30:29 AM »
Anyone who's wife is named Pooja must be an expert in East v West...  ::)

Also scratching my head over this one...
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Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, which has been brewing amazing IPAs for over 30 years
Seems like exactly 30 years ago and I don't remember IPA coming out with any distribution until I saw it in Buffalo, NY around 2000 or so...  ;D



Lemme make sure I understand you here....you're saying that you didn't see IPA in wide distribution until 2000?  If so, I think that proves the case for the west coast!
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 12:43:36 PM »
Anyone who's wife is named Pooja must be an expert in East v West...  ::)

Also scratching my head over this one...
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Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, which has been brewing amazing IPAs for over 30 years
Seems like exactly 30 years ago and I don't remember IPA coming out with any distribution until I saw it in Buffalo, NY around 2000 or so...  ;D



Lemme make sure I understand you here....you're saying that you didn't see IPA in wide distribution until 2000?  If so, I think that proves the case for the west coast!

Westies hoard beer!   ;D

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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 01:38:13 PM »
Due to the fact that the craft beer movement started on the West Coast, they should be doing good.  They got the head start. ;)

The North Coast has pretty good beer these days. 
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011, 02:06:13 PM »
There are two new breweries near me opening up about 15 miles apart that are trying to rectify the NJ craft beer problem ;D
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 02:44:42 PM »
I'm saying Sierra Neveda did not have a beer named IPA on the market in distribution until around 2000. I believe they had one, just not anywhere other than local. Celebration has long been thought of as an IPA, but it certainly is not 30 years old.

My point being the author needs to learn a little about styles and a lot about facts  ;)
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 04:00:06 PM »
After visiting Portland two summers ago,  I have to say that the West is the best.  However, like others stated there are many other great breweries all over.
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 04:58:10 PM »
I'm saying Sierra Neveda did not have a beer named IPA on the market in distribution until around 2000. I believe they had one, just not anywhere other than local. Celebration has long been thought of as an IPA, but it certainly is not 30 years old.

My point being the author needs to learn a little about styles and a lot about facts  ;)

The IPA they had in 2000 was retired.  People on the West Coast didn't get it.  It was a British IPA.   :D
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2011, 06:48:13 PM »


I think you're doing just fine as long as you don't live in the South. ;D

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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011, 07:12:48 PM »
Cool map, I haven't seen that.  Thanks Sean.  It might need updating though, we're pushing 150 breweries in WA, with fewer than 7 million people.  That qualifies us for 20+ status.
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Re: West Coast is the Best Coast for Beer
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 05:12:24 AM »
We're at a little less than 10 million and 53 craft breweries with a few more set to open. Guess we need to be a shade darker as well  ;)
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