Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HopBiscuit34, Mar 22, 2013.
Which brewery in your opinion is just killing it right now and which beer is their trademark?
Founders, Breakfast Stout
For me it's Founders because there aren't many of their offerings that I don't love. If I had to pick, their IS, BS, and Dirty Bastard are 3 of my favorites.
New England Brewing, Gandhi Bot
Robert The Bruce
everyone goes for the IPA's (which are obviously great) but this chocolatey bad boy is always on the shelf winking at me when i pass by
Changes regularly. Right now Wicked Weed - Ruffian Black IPA.
We could go Bell's, IPAs and Two Hearted if we wanted.
Tie between Ommegang's Three Philosophers & Unibroue's La Terrible
Russian River Brewing
Not one beer that is not outstanding.
Unibroue but Trois Pistoles or Don de Dieu
Wish I could get a steady supply of the best IIPA I have had in quite a while. Boneyard is the brewery and Hop Venom is the most delicious beer I have tasted recently.
As far as favorite brewery really cranking out amazing beers of multiple styles and incredible artistry. That honor goes to Peekskill, where Chief is absolutely killing it.
Tie between Schell's and Sierra Nevada. I'm totally serious. If you haven't tried Schell's Stag Series Barleywine, go find it while you still can. Sierra Nevada? Torpedo and Myrcenary....
I gotta go with Firestone Walker. Just tried the Parabola, epic! Also they have one of the best double IPAs I've ever had, the Double Jack!
I can't get Three Floyd's where I live, but I desperately want to try Zombie Dust and the Dreadnaught.
Firestone Walker is KILLING IT! Their barrel aged program is the BEST in the country. Parabola is a solid example of this, and my current favorite.
I miss them up here. I loved the IST, equal parts because it was good and I like Star Wars
Union Jack is my go to IPA, and Sucaba is a damn good barleywine
Lost Abbey - Gift of the Magi
Great Divide makes an exceptional Farmhouse Ale (Colette), IPA (Titan), and Imperial Stout (Yeti).
i hate to be the guy that says st bernardus, but i'm all about the abt 12. the tripel is also fantastic.
overlooked is always the pater 6, that is an awesome beer that isn't as readily available as the above two.
oddly enough, i'm not a huge fan of the prior 8
NEBCO, and hoppy beers in general - from Galaxy Pale Ale through IPAs like Supernaut and Fuzzy Baby Ducks (to say nothing of the dependably delicious Sea Hag) to DIPAs like Gandhi and Coriolis, they're absolutely killing it with all things lupuline.
Green Flash Brewery
Rayon Vert. Or West Coast IPA is good too. Or Palate Wrecker DIPA.
Seriously. This last year has just been monumental for them, I could session Galaxy all day long and I have wild and dirty dreams about Coriolis.
Lagunitas. Most ibu's per $ anywhere.
Maximus, Sucks, Hop Stoopid, Sumpin' Sumpin', Dogtown.
Lagunitas gets most of my beer budget,
If I had to go by current It would have to be Firestone because of the close releases of Sucaba to Parabola.
Mikkeller. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.
Firestone...and style BBA anything. XIV is extremely impressive, and abacus and parabola are top tier in their style. DDBA is really good and I can't wait to try velvet merkin. Wish I lived near barrelworks but unfortunately I am on the other side of the country. (they do hops well too, union, double jack, wookey are some of my favorites)
another vote for NEBCO, and yeah, their hoppy 1-off beers. fuzzy baby ducks is my favorite IPA. we'll see if supernaut surpasses it when i have a growler tomorrow night.
...but their other beers are amazing too. wet willy is the most underrated beer in the northeast. 668 is on par with the BSPAs that inspired it. IST remains solid (and the recent BA IST was excellent). etc. everything they do is excellent (loved the recent coffee porter).
...tied with hill farmstead. i mean, come on. hill farmstead take everything to another level.
Shut it down, let's go home
take it with you?
Karbach in Houston ... Sympathy for the Lager, the Hopadillo and Wiesse Versa make them as solid a 3 for 3 as any new brewery I've tried.
did you just say that Unibroue everything BUT Trois Pistoles/ Don De Dieu?
Lagunitas gets most of my Hoppy beer budget, too.
American Wild Ales.
Crooked Stave - Surette Reserva Chardonnay BA
Cigar City for their stouts and Funky Buddha for their porter
Jolly Pumpkin; have a handfull of favorites from them but number one is Bier De Mars.
Arcadia Brewing Company. Big Dicks Old Ale.
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