Your favorite microbrew find

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    We were just in Maine, and happened upon a beer called SOB (Special Old Bitter Ale). Loved it! It is brewed and bottled at the Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar harbor, Maine. It's definitely my new fave. It does have a good bite to it, which I love in a beer.

    http://www.atlanticbrewing.com/


    So what's your favorite beer find?

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    Same state...The Shipyard Brewing Co. makes an Old Thumper Ale...had a slight hint of apple in it...was really good
     
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    I'm not big either, I barely top out at 200 lbs. I don't have a favorite brand, but my all time favorite beer garden is just a few hours south of me. They do thier own local brews at 500 gal a pop. Consistently awesome.

    http://www.yourbrewery.com/brewing.htm

    When my MrBeer grows up, it'll look like the website :beer:
     
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    Rogue Brewery out of Oregon. "Old Crustacean". It's powerful and tasty. And then of course the grandfather of American microbrews, Anchor Steam out of San Francisco. We have plenty of great beer here in Wisconsin (naturally). The best are Sprecher's, who make numerous beers, and Leinenkugel. That one may not be a pure microbrew anymore because it has been bought out by Miller.
     
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    Oh I love those copper dohickies! Same as Goose Island, which is also a great-simple but great, restaurant! :beer:
     
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    My father, his best friend, and I used to be serious home brewers. About 500 gallons per month. We have some recipes that were freaking awesome. Unfortunately Dad died, his friend has health problems, and it simply isn't a going concern anymore. All of the equipment was sold by Dad's friend late last year.
     
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    Abita Amber made in Abita Louisiana is pretty good. Probably one of the better Amber beers I've tasted. There is some myth that if you come to Louisiana you have to try Dixie beer but it is just terrible when compared with the Abita products.
     
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    I can't believe I missed this thread.

    Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR, makes a great Amber Ale and Pale Ale.
     
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    Almost anywhere you go in this great country you'll find some outstanding local beers. If you're in the Kansas City area, try a bottle of any of the Boulevard Brewing "Smoke Stack Series" beers. They come in 750ml (wine size) bottles, and they're all outstanding. My personal favorite is the "Double-Wide IPA", which is an American Double IPA style of beer. They're about $8 a bottle retail, and worth every penny.
     

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