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New breweries in Wisconsin

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madvike
beers 3105 º places 3 º 06:27 Thu 1/3/2013

Just picked up a 4-pack of Green Flash Rayon Vert at Woodmanís West last night and it made me realize how many new breweries have come into WI the last year or so.

Sure, weíve lost Stone, Dogfish Head, Allagash, Two Brothers, etc. over the years, but itís fun to try new places like Tallgrass, Alaskan, Hoppiní Frog, Clown Shoes, Mission, etc.

The downside is I can never decide what to get when Iím at the beer store--there are almost too many options now!

 
cbfobes
beers 2731 º places 27 º 06:38 Thu 1/3/2013

I didnít realize Green Flash was even available here, nice! Wisconsin truly is a tickers paradise with tons to choose from.

 
esjaygee
beers 3903 º places 262 º 06:42 Thu 1/3/2013

There are a lot of options and Iíve liked what Iíve had from Clown Shoes and Green Flash so far. At one point I wanted to try every beer that hit the shelves but thatís just not a realistic option anymore.

 
jlruthven
beers 589 º places 9 º 07:11 Thu 1/3/2013

Apparently weíre getting Alesmith pretty soon as well. Ah, when it rains, it pours...beer.

 
madvike
beers 3105 º places 3 º 07:18 Thu 1/3/2013

Originally posted by jlruthven
Apparently weíre getting Alesmith pretty soon as well. Ah, when it rains, it pours...beer.


Thatís right...and I wonder if the long-rumored Deschutes infiltration will ever become reality.

 
madvike
beers 3105 º places 3 º 07:20 Thu 1/3/2013

Originally posted by esjaygee
There are a lot of options and Iíve liked what Iíve had from Clown Shoes and Green Flash so far. At one point I wanted to try every beer that hit the shelves but thatís just not a realistic option anymore.


Yep...and itís especially hard when very few stores will break up 4-packs and only have a small percentage of 6-packs in their mix 6 section. Iíd throw all my business to a store that did that.

 
cbfobes
beers 2731 º places 27 º 08:13 Thu 1/3/2013

Originally posted by jlruthven
Apparently weíre getting Alesmith pretty soon as well. Ah, when it rains, it pours...beer.


I wouldnít complain about being able to snag some Speedway every now and again.

 
jlruthven
beers 589 º places 9 º 09:11 Thu 1/3/2013

Originally posted by madvike
Originally posted by jlruthven
Apparently weíre getting Alesmith pretty soon as well. Ah, when it rains, it pours...beer.


Thatís right...and I wonder if the long-rumored Deschutes infiltration will ever become reality.


That would figure. I just snagged a 2011 Abyss and felt pretty special.

 
Adampaal
11:48 Sat 5/11/2013

Sorry noob question, but are our distributors that shitty in WI that we keep loosing premier breweries???

 
esjaygee
beers 3903 º places 262 º 12:24 Sat 5/11/2013

Iím pretty sure itís the breweries or distributors that pull out of Wisconsin on their own and nothing to do with how shitty our distributors are. Do I prefer Stone and Dogfish to New Glaurus? Heck yeah, but Iím in the minority and understand why breweries pull out of the state. In the end weíve got it pretty good here and hopefully someday Milwaukee will get some nanos/brewpubs that I really really want!

 
brewblackhole
beers 1588 º places 4 º 13:27 Sat 5/11/2013

Revolution is supposed to be coming here also