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Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby swerb » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:15 pm

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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Ziner » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:07 am

who the hell were the other 9?I want to try them. I have been to a ton of breweries and by far GLB is the best.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby justmebd » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:27 am

I haven't read the rest of the list, but Barley Brothers Brewery in Lake Havasu City, AZ, is the ONLY other Microbrewery I've been to that compares with Great Lakes.

My two favorite styles from BB are:
Beachball Red (A delicious Amber)
Tripleberry Wheat (Think Blue Moon, only tastier -- much, much tastier)
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby dmiles » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:41 am

I see Stone from nearby Escondido is #1 they are supposed to have a pretty cool tour. I prefered the GL Christmas Ale to the Stone brews, but I've been know to get a Stone Double IPA when waiting for a table at my local Thai place. mmmm beer. Feels a little odd drinking brews out of a bag in front of the place but what the hell.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby StewieG » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:17 am

A really good smaller one is Pagosa Brewing, in Pagosa Springs, CO.

The guy there has won awards for several of his beers, and it's possible he'll be expanding to have a tap at Rockies games.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby dmiles » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:30 am

Yea I just realized another one of the top 10 are here in town I might have to check it out. I started hitting the ECA Stack and cutting carbs though so I haven't had any brewski's for two weeks.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby jb » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:16 am

dmiles wrote:I see Stone from nearby Escondido is #1 they are supposed to have a pretty cool tour. I prefered the GL Christmas Ale to the Stone brews, but I've been know to get a Stone Double IPA when waiting for a table at my local Thai place. mmmm beer. Feels a little odd drinking brews out of a bag in front of the place but what the hell.


Miles - can you post the 10?

Couldn't find the list.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby dmiles » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:32 am

JB I am pretty sure this it:

1. Stone Brewing Company
2. Three Floyds Brewing Company
3. Victory Brewing Company
4. Brewery Ommegang
5. AleSmith Brewing Company
6. Russian River Brewing Company
7. Great Divide Brewing Company
8. Allagash Brewing Company
9. Bear Republic Brewing Company
10. Great Lakes Brewing Company

I saw this blog article also talking about the list so that's two different sites were I saw the same top 10 so check the link:

http://www.sloshspot.com/blog/01-06-2009/10-US-Breweries-to-Try-in-2009-99
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:47 am

Great Lakes' Dortmunder and Elliot Ness are great, however I love German Pilsners. Warsteiner makes a killer one but this tops it. :cheers:


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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Ziner » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:15 am

dmiles wrote: 2. Three Floyds Brewing Company


I have had 3 of their beers and they are all very tasty. I still prefer Burning river to their Pale Ale, but it is a close 2nd. Had it on Saturday. Also have had Gumballhead. It is pretty decent. To me it is like a mix of a wheat beer and a pale ale with grapefruit afternotes. Solid beer, a little too fruity for my taste.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Naxos » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 pm

I wonder how big of a brewery they were looking at, I was at the Portsmouth Brewery, in New Hampshire, this past summer and they had recieved the award for best beer in 2008. I believe it is called "Kate the Great".

http://www.portsmouthbrewery.com/our_beers_brewery/
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby jaydog1313 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:04 pm

yeah, their "planet" means the U.S. this is an american site and all of the microbrews were from america. i am pretty sure the euros know what they are doing in the micro brew dept. as well.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Ziner » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:52 pm

jaydog1313 wrote:yeah, their "planet" means the U.S. this is an american site and all of the microbrews were from america. i am pretty sure the euros know what they are doing in the micro brew dept. as well.


Sure they do, however the biggest endoresment I have heard for GL is a guy I work with is from Croatia. He always makes fun of American beer. I told him to stop in GLB when he was going to Cle for something. He texted me from the place and said hands down Dortmunder was the best beer he had outside Munich.
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby jaydog1313 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:08 am

Ziner wrote:
jaydog1313 wrote:yeah, their "planet" means the U.S. this is an american site and all of the microbrews were from america. i am pretty sure the euros know what they are doing in the micro brew dept. as well.


Sure they do, however the biggest endoresment I have heard for GL is a guy I work with is from Croatia. He always makes fun of American beer. I told him to stop in GLB when he was going to Cle for something. He texted me from the place and said hands down Dortmunder was the best beer he had outside Munich.


that is sweet. man do i love great lakes. i would like to know though some of the best mircrobrews in like germany and belgium
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:57 pm

Victory makes incredible beers, just damn fine stuff.

http://www.victorybeer.com/home.html
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Re: Great Lakes Rated 10th Best Brewery On Planet Earth

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:38 am

Naxos wrote:I wonder how big of a brewery they were looking at, I was at the Portsmouth Brewery, in New Hampshire, this past summer and they had recieved the award for best beer in 2008. I believe it is called "Kate the Great".

http://www.portsmouthbrewery.com/our_beers_brewery/


Agreed. I lived a mile down the road from there and they do NOT f*ck around with quality beer at the Portsmouth Brewery. Red hook does a decent job down the street, as well.
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