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Breweries with only one beer to your likening

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bellce0, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. bellce0

    bellce0 Savant (250) Georgia Feb 20, 2010

    For me it is Southern Tier. I'm not a fan, but IMO their 2x Stout is an excellent beer. What are some other breweries that have only one keeper for you?
  2. Funny, I'd pick Southern Tier as well, but not for the stout, for Krampus. I love that brew. Everthing else is not worth it in my eyes.
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  3. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Does any size brewery work? I mean the one in Laughlin at the Colorado Belle has like 8 beers. Only the pale ale is worth a shit.

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  4. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poobah (1,010) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had 2x Stout a couple of weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised that it tasted so good. I haven't tried Choklat, so I can't say it's Southern Tier for me quite yet.
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Brown's Whiskey Barrel Porter is head and shoulders above every other beer of theirs I have tried.
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Alchemist and Orval.
  7. Green Flash. Palate Wrecker really does it for me. Everything else ranges from "no, thanks" to "it's ok"
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  8. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (685) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Ithica flower power, but in all fairness I haven't tried brute
  9. commis

    commis Savant (340) Massachusetts Jul 21, 2009

    Founders. All Day IPA is the only one I truly enjoy.
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  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah Heady is miles better than Celia Saison
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  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    ...and I'm not about to become a monk just to drink Petite Orval, either!
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  12. Chaz

    Chaz Poobah (1,090) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002 Beer Trader

    Carling. I mean, I just -love- Black Label, but everything else? O'Keefe's, Red Cap... what is that stuff, anyway?
  13. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah, their KBS sux! :p
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  14. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (240) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    Wow, I assume you have tried the entire lineup? I think Breakfast Stout is amazing, Silky Porter is an awesone example of a robust porter, and Dirty Bastard w/ a little age on it is truly fantastic. I drank a two year old DB and it blew my mind...it drank more like an Old Ale. I won't even get into the Backstage Series.
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  15. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (720) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    New Holland - Dragon's Milk -magical stuff. Everything else I've tried Hopivore, Hatter, Double Hatter... one or more of their Michigan neighbors does the style much better.
  16. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    great divide i am big fan of the oak aged yeti series be it chocolate or expresso
    but dont really care for most of there beers the old ruffian is average even with some age on it
    and the titan and hercules ipa i would just pass altogther
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    If it wasn't a great beer, why would so many brewing companies have made it over the years? Lessee...

    Canadian Breweries, Ltd., Brewing Corporation of America, Carling, Carling-O'Keefe, Carling-National, Bass, Heileman, Stroh, Coors UK, Pabst, Miller (for Pabst), Molson... (and I think it's actually Carlos Brito's favorite, so he's got his eye on it, too. OTOH, Mabel wasn't too crazy about it after awhile...)

    Doesn't SAB brew it in South Africa? Yes!
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  18. Chaz

    Chaz Poobah (1,090) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002 Beer Trader

    How're ya gonna keep her happy with just one pale fizzy beer? I never understood that gal...

    P.S. To the OP; Gosh, I can't think of a single brewery with only one beer I'll drink again. That's a puzzler.
  19. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Advocate (695) Ohio Feb 27, 2007

    Short's Cup a Joe Coffee Cream Stout is really good. Their IPA is pretty good. Of the 10 or so that I've had nothing else really struck my fancy. Pandemonium Pale Ale was horrible.
  20. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Fort Collins Brewery and their Double Chocolate Coffee Stout, which is so far just a tap offering.
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  21. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    "One beer"? That's like 2 cases of beer hangin' off her tree... (hmmm... maybe too small for 12'ers...)

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  22. Chaz

    Chaz Poobah (1,090) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002 Beer Trader

    Well, that looks like one of those new-fangled, aluminum trees. Higher tensile strength and whatnot.
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  23. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    left hand(milk stout)
    you can tell where all their focus has been.
  24. Ballast Point. The only beer they should make is Knuckle Sandwich. Or Double Dorado. The other stuff is just average.
  25. alexipa

    alexipa Advocate (525) Colorado Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    So much this. I agree completely.

    Wind River Brewery and Strom Bomb Stout as well. That beer is truly fantastic but all of their other beers are pretty meh. I wish they'd bottle or can it and ship it down here.
  26. The Alchemist :eek:
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  27. Honestly? Krampus was the only beer by them that I dont care much for.
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  28. Popp24

    Popp24 Savant (350) California Nov 5, 2010

    It would be tough for Ballast Point to make Knuckle Sandwich seeing how Bootlegger's makes it :p . Sculpin is their best beer in my eyes but Victory at Sea and Big Eye IPA are tasty as well. Dorado I was a bit disappointed in.
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  29. Weyerbacher's Insanity comes to mind immediately. Of the Weyerbacher beers I can get in my neck of the woods, that's the only one I feel strongly about. And I feel very strongly about it indeed.

  30. So....hopefully you bought a case and are now going to send me the other 11 bottles? :)
  31. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    That's the one I hate the most. Waaaaay too hoppy. Egh.
  32. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    I love everything they do besides Double Simcoe.
  33. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (340) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    Flying Dog; Gonzo is good but thats about it.
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  34. harrymel

    harrymel Advocate (650) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Unibroue - Quelque Chose, otherwise all I taste is their horrid and overpowering yeast.
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  35. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Dude, that's just crazy talk. They've got plenty of good beers.
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  36. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    I will admit I'm a closet #9 fan. Haven't liked anything else from Magic Hat.
  37. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    More crazy talk. WCIPA, Rayon Vert, LeFreak, Tripel.....GF is great
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  38. Dogfishhead. 90 min is the only reasonable beer on the roster, all others are gimmicky.
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  39. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Silky Porter? You've gone and given it your own name?
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  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Gimmicky or not, Palo Santo Marron and Burton Baton are pretty damn awesome.

    And they have some quality regulars aside from 90 Min- I prefer the 60 Min myself, and Indian Brown is a top level brown ale.

    They may do a lot of goofy-sounding stuff, but the foundation is still solid and reliable.