Favorite brewpubs/microbreweries

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  1. dnoodles

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    Since I travel kind of a lot (especially to hunt) I'd like to know everyone's favorite honey-holes. Breweries that is. Not your favorite hunting spots. Unless you're cool with that too. PMs welcome.

    Here are a few of mine in no particular order:

    Founders in Grand Rapids MI (beer great; food OK)
    Bell's in Kalamazoo, MI (ditto)
    New Holland Brewery in Holland, MI (great beer and food)
    Greenbush Brewery in Sawyer, MI (good beer; best wings I've ever had bar none)
    • bonus; Greenbush is right around the corner from Journeyman's Distillery and Restaurant which is *AWESOME*
    Bird Boy Taproom in Roanoke, IN (good beer; no food)
    Byway Brewery, Hammond IN (good beer, good food)
    Kinkaide Brewery, Grand Island NE (ditto)
    Blue Blood Brewing CO, Lincoln NE (cop-friendly/themed; good beer and food))
    Breckenridge Brewery and Pub (kind of gotten too big to count as a micro but still worth visiting if you're there.)

    I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting and will add later.
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you hunt up by Adams stop at Port Huron Brewery in the Dells. Don't have any food. Real small place but awesome beer.
     
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    slickbilly-d Weekend Warrior

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    We have Upland brewery here in Bloomington, IN, which they have some decent beers, but I like The Tap. They have 50 different craft beers on tap at all times plus all the bottles.
     
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    Crimeny; I went to school at IU- don't know how I forgot Upland. Although given how many times I had to be driven home from there; it actually kinda makes sense that I forgot it.
     
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    I want to get up to Munster, IN and go to 3 Floyd’s
     
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    slickbilly-d Weekend Warrior

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    They have one on the West side of Bloomington now, as well, and I can ride my bicycle to it:beer:
     
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    I have not been there yet, although I've had their beer on tap here in the Chicago area many times.
     
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    Having spent a couple years in Munich.. I am kind of a beer snob.. not really just love a good beer. Right now, I am hooked on Deep Elum Brewery in Dallas Texas particularly the Dallas Blonde. My go to when out and about would Big Sky Brewery- Moose Drool brown ale. If you are ever in Missoula, Montana do not skip the chance to go. Amazing brewers and they have another beer, Trout Slayer that is delicious. They also grow the yeast for quite a few micro breweries, neat bunch.
     
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    Rock Cut Brewing-Estes Park, Colorado

    Their Wooden Bison, smoked brown ale is one that I've craved since I left CO. And the Galactic Portal IPA was damn good as well. It's a tiny little place but great beer. They have a wall where you can pay for a future customer's drink and put stipulations on it. So if any of you are in Estes, stop in there and tell them you are a whitetail hunter and the drinks on me!
     
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    Beer tree in Chenango Forks, NY. 5 minutes down the road. I go for the cider


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    Favorites that I have been to in no particular order.

    1. Three Floyds -Munster, Indiana
    2. Russian River - Santa Rosa, California
    3. Green Man - Asheville, North Carolina
    4. Wicked Weed - Asheville, North Carolina
    5. Burial - Asheville, North Carolina
    6. Upslope - Boulder, Colorado
    7. Broken Compass - Breckenridge, Colorado
    8. Fate - Boulder, Colorado
    9. Angry Goat - Costa Rica
    10. Confluence - Des Moines, Iowa
    11. Left Hand - Longmont, Colorado
    12. Deschutes - Bend, Oregon
    13. Avery - Boulder, Colorado

    Best tap house bar none - El Bait Shop in Des Moines. Over 150 craft beers on tap and a bottle list that is many pages long. Really a fun place to go with several people so you can sample a lot of different beers. Very average bar food, but you wont care when you are done. lol
     
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    I haven’t been to Three Floyds but I still believe, at least for me, “Zombie Dust” is the best beer on the market.
    I have been to Russian River andy it is definitely worthwhile with Pliny and Blind Pig but day in and day out, Odell’s in Ft. Collins, Co. is hard to beat.
     
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    Send me a PM, I just picked a little something up for you. LONG over due! Just need to know where you want it sent? Not sure where you are spending your time these days. I hope to meet you at some point in Breck for a cold one.
     
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    Thirsty Dog for me here locally.

    Great Lakes brewing company is the biggest around here.
     
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    I'm not a beer snob but I will drink any beer you put in front of me. Here are the breweries I've been to. All of them have been top notch.

    Surly Brewing (Furious is their staple but all of the beers are good).
    Summit Brewing
    Beaver Island
    Urban Lodge
     
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    +1 on the Greenbush (Sawyer,Mi.) there is a small shop across the street to get a growler to take home. The beer was good. We only had the Pub cheese and hard pretzels to eat but it was really good too.
    Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee (good beer and food) The tour is a great value also
     
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    Going to Gluek's in Downtown Minneapolis tonight to meet a friend for dinner, I don't usually go downtown for dinner. They have the craft beer but I can get have a bottle of Grain Belt Premium too. It is a beautiful building with a long beer history.
     
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    #metoo
    ...almost, anyway. In the past week I've had everything from Stroh's to Coor's Banquet; to some of those micros in my list. I even choked down a couple Miller Lites without vomiting over the weekend. I just like to support local. And drink beer.
     
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    .... I would be shamed out of any beer thread on this forum if I disclosed the lite/shi* beers I've consumed on a regular basis the last few weeks.
     
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    yeah. I avoid any of the ML/BL/CL type like the plague, but they were offered by a nice guy and I would've felt like a pompous jerk for turning them down.
     

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