December 22, 2017

2017 Year In Review: Brewery Visits

What a year I had visiting breweries in 2017! I mean I always go to a lot of breweries, as a firm believer that the best place to get beer is from the source, but the wife and I had some great travels and hit a couple of bucket list places (Stone & Ballast Point) plus some newly opened spots. 54 in all! Some large, some small, some in big cities, some in the backwoods, scattered across 8 states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, California, Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

I will add here that to me, the "definition" of a brewery visit has changed a bit with all the satellite taprooms and multiple facilities etc., but these are what I'm calling brewery visits for me. Your opinion of some may differ. It is what it is. Also, I drank a beer at all of these place. No just walking in and back out. Or drinking water. Duh.

My favorite? That's easy. We took a passenger train up the beaches of southern California to get to Stone Brewery in Escondido and drank Tangerine Express IPA out of bombers at 9am on the way there. It was a beautiful ride and it just happened to take us to one of my favorite breweries. We arrived just as the brewery opened, got a seat in the garden and enjoyed a wonderful meal paired with the release of their new beer, Ghost Hammer. What a great day.

There were so many other great visits, great beers and great times.

But I could go on, so here they all are...

Brewery Location
3rd Planet Brewing Niceville, FL
4 Hands Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO
American Solera (SoBo) Tulas, OK
Ballast Point (Little Italy) San Diego, CA
Bentonville Brewing Company Bentonville, AR
Bike Rack Brewing Company Bentonville, AR
Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City, MO
BrainDead Brewing Dallas, TX
Brieux Carré Brewing Company New Orleans, LA
Courtyard Brewery New Orleans, LA
Damgoode Pies Little Rock, AR
Destin Brewing Destin, FL
Diamond Bear Brewing Co North Little Rock, AR
East Nashville Beer Works Nashville, TN
Flyway Brewing Company North Little Rock, AR
Four Corners Brewing Dallas, TX
Fort Smith Brewing Co. Fort Smith, AR
Ghost River Brewing Co. Memphis, TN
Grayton Beer Company South Walton, FL
Gulf Coast Brewing Pensacola, FL
Half Door Brewing Company San Diego, CA
High Cotton Brewing Memphis, TN
Idyll Hounds Brewing Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Jackalope Brewing Company Nashville, TN
Kansas City Bier Company Kansas City, MO
Karl Strauss Brewery San Diego, CA
Knotty Barrel Brewing San Diego, CA
Lost Forty Brewing Little Rock, AR
Lost Signal Brewing Springfield, MO
Meddlesome Brewing Memphis, TN
Memphis Made Brewing Memphis, TN
Modern Times (Flavordome) San Diego, CA
Mother's Brewing Company Springfield, MO
New Province Brewing Company Rogers, AR
Nobel Rey Brewing Co. Dallas, TX
Ozark Beer Co. Rogers, AR
Pensacola Bay Brewery Pensacola, FL
Peticolas Brewing Company Dallas, TX
Prairie Brewpub Tulas, OK
Prestonrose Farm And Brewery Subiaco, AR
Props Brewery Fort Walton, FL
Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.  Little Rock, AR
Resident Brewing San Diego, CA
Southern Grist Brewing Company Nashville, TN
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Escondido, CA
Stone Brewing (Liberty Station) San Diego, CA
Stone's Throw Brewing Little Rock, AR
Superior Bathhouse Brewery Hot Springs, AR
Tailgate Brewery (Music Row) Nashville, TN
Tennessee Brew Works Nashville, TN
The Black Abbey Brewing Company Nashville, TN
Thorn Street Brewery San Diego, CA
Vino's Brewpub Little Rock, AR
Wiseacre Brewing Co. Memphis, TN

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I used to live in San Diego, nice to see you were able to hit a few there this year!