December 28, 2018

2018 Year in Review: Brewery Visits

I definitely had another banner of year of visiting breweries in 2018. After making it to 54 last year, I really didn't have a goal for this year except to try to go to just as many I guess.

For the record, yes it's really nice to be married to someone who enjoys traveling as much as I do and also puts up with me going to all these breweries. Fortunately, she loves good beer also and we have a blast together. We sneak in plenty of local sights, cuisines, wineries and distilleries as well.

This year included 60 breweries in 8 states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.

A made it to a few "bucket list" breweries which I hadn't been to yet, like Sierra Nevada (NC) and New Belgium (NC), and a few more recent breweries I've started to love, like Burial (NC) and Bearded Iris (TN).

Some highlights? That's a tough one. We had so much fun at so many places and really met a lot of cool folks. I'll say getting to go to Sweetwater's brewery and The Woodlands facility in Atlanta while there for 420 Fest is up at the top as well as FINALLY getting to go to Jester King in Austin, TX. And it was everything I hoped it would be. I spent plenty of time at my favorite local haunts, like Lost Forty, Flyway and Rebel Kettle plus got up to Springfield, MO on my birthday weekend to one of my favorites, Mother's Brewing.

Anyway... here's the list:

Abita Brew Pub Abita Springs, LA
Anthem Brewing Co. Oklahoma City, OK
Bhramari Brewing Asheville, NC
Big River Grille & Brewing Works Chattanooga, TN
Black Abbey Brewing Nashville, TN
Blue Canoe Brewing Co. Little Rock, AR
Blue Owl Brewing Austin, TX
Brick + Forge Harrison, AR
Bricktown Brewery Oklahoma City, OK
Brieux Carre Brewing Co. New Orleans, LA
Burial Brewing Co. Asheville, NC
Cabin Boys Tulsa, OK
Catawba Brewing Asheville, NC
Coop Ale Works Oklahoma City, OK
Courtyard Brewery New Orleans, LA
Crosstown Beer Co. Memphis, TN
Flyway North Little Rock, AR
Fort Smith Brewing Co. Fort Smith, AR
Great Raft Shreveport, LA
Green Man Brewing Asheville, NC
Hawk Moth Rogers, AR
Heaven & Ale Chattanooga, TN
Hutton & Smith Chattanooga, TN
Independence Austin, TX
Jackalope Brewing Nashville, TN
Jester King Austin, TX
Lost Forty Little Rock, AR
Lost Signal Springfield, Mo
Marshall Brewing Tulsa, OK
Mother's Brewing Co. Springfield, Mo
New Belgium Asheville, NC
New Heights Nashville, TN
Noble Rey Brewing Dallas, TX
NOLA Brewing New Orleans, LA
Oddstory Brewing Co. Chattanooga, TN
One World Brewing Asheville, NC
Pegasus City Brewing Dallas, TX
Peticolas Dallas, TX
Port Orleans New Orleans, LA
Prairie OKC Oklahoma City, OK
Prairie Tulsa Brewpub Tulsa, OK
Prestonrose Farm & Brewery Paris, AR
Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. Little Rock, AR
Rough Tail Brewing Co. Oklahoma City, OK
Sierra Nevada Asheville, NC
Springfield Brewing Co. Springfield, Mo
SQZBX Brewery Hot Springs, AR
STATS Brewpub Atlanta, GA
Stone's Throw Brewing Little Rock, AR
Superior Bathhouse Brewing Hot Springs, AR
Sweetwater Atlanta, GA
Terminal Brewhouse Chattanooga, TN
Twisted Leaf Asheville, NC
Twisted Spike Oklahoma City, OK
Urban South New Orleans, LA
Vinos Brewpub Little Rock, AR
Wedge Brewing Asheville, NC
Welltown Brewing Tulsa, OK
Wicked Weed/Funkatorium Asheville, NC
Yazoo Brewing Co. Nashville, TN

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