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  • Gordie
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    Nor Cal loves their Porters and Stouts, but its a seasonal thing. We mostly make ours as a fall/winter ale kinda thing. I'm not sure if its the fact that its not always available but this past spring it was our most requested brew for a while. And - as a general proposition - there's always room for a well made beer. Brew it well and they will come.

    Kevin

    Healdsburg Beer Company
    Sonoma County, California

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    washington (seattle area specifically) has a pretty good market for porters/stouts & other darker beers...just make it hoppy to pull the IPA crowd too

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  • beerking1
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    Originally posted by James Murray
    I have noticed that the beer drinkers in SD prefer there stouts and porters to be high alcohol. The bigger the better.
    That can pretty much be said for EVERYTHING in CA!

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  • James Murray
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    I am a brewer in San Diego, CA and I grew up in Albany, NY. I really enjoy Porters and Stouts. It was what i grew up drinking. I have noticed that the beer drinkers in SD prefer there stouts and porters to be high alcohol. The bigger the better. There is not a whole lot of appreciation for %5-%6 porters and stouts. They do exist here and people do drink them, but you do not sell as much as an IPA. I say produce dank beer and let it speak for itself. Good Luck

    James Murray
    Lead Brewer
    Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
    San Diego, CA

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  • Scott M
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    AGREED!!

    A yummy stout, pale, IPA, Hop Monster,,,,,,What ever!! Good Beer equals success!!

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  • Moonlight
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    Who cares...make what you really like so much that it is amazingly tasty. The style is less important than the quality. There is always room for another of any style that is delicious.

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  • RNJ
    started a topic How Popular are Porters and Stouts on the West Coast?

    How Popular are Porters and Stouts on the West Coast?

    Specifically in CA. It seems to me that porters and stouts are more popular in the North East than on the west coast. Is there enough demand in your opinion for these kinds of beers on the west coast or is it better to gear your product line more toward lighter colored ales/IPA/barley wine etc...

    Just wondering what others think.

    Thanks
    RNJ
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