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Favorite Brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jacurdy60, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. For myself it would have to be Allagash great barrel aging and sour program best in New England that I can get ( I don't have easy access to hill farmstand and the alchemist ). Fireatone walker and Lagunitas would be second and my favorite west coast brewers.
  2. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    They would definitly be in my top 5, and i can get quite a few of their brews here in Phoenix
  3. fatsnowman22

    fatsnowman22 Savant (305) Nevada Feb 2, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Several. Any brewery that can nail a classic or push the boundaries. Nepotism is an evil thing
  4. Samuel906

    Samuel906 Savant (270) California Aug 18, 2012

    Dogfish head for me... They know hops, they aren't afraid to try crazy stuff, and world wide stout changed my life haha
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  5. Allagash is my first love. They have some dank brews: Curieux introduced me barrel aged beer. Then there's Interlude, Bourbon barrel aged Black, Hugh Malone, Tripel and Odessey. That's one hell of a lineup
  6. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (685) New York Mar 7, 2009

    Goose Island grows in my esteem by the day.
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  7. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    I can't possibly pick one favorite because sometimes I'm in the mood for different approaches on styles.

    For pure finese and class, Russian River.

    For pure adventure and crass, Dogfish Head
  8. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Anchor gets the largest share of my beer spend. They may not excite most people but their lineup suits me so well.
    Bells would get my vote if I had regular access, but I limited to just a few stock ups a year. I really hope they land in NY sooner than later.
    Wish I had a local brewery to get crazy over but there is none, sadly
  9. nootch23

    nootch23 Savant (350) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2012

    My favorite breweries lie mostly in the northeast. Maine Beer Co., Hill Farmstead and Lawson's. Just feels like everything each one comes out with tastes great.
  10. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Dogfish head.
    I love all there beer and they make so many different ones. Indian Brown Ale most underrated beer ever
  11. bbburgh

    bbburgh Initiate (20) Feb 28, 2013

    Russian River Brewery, Santa Rosa, Cali
  12. Slickyinc

    Slickyinc Disciple (60) Tennessee Feb 22, 2013

    Ive had limited exposure, and the area I live in has few brews. I do like most of Seirra Nevada stuff though.
  13. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (445) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    GD could get a nod for me If I loved everything they make as much as the whole Yeti series :)

    But unfortunately they have either a house yeast or malt profile that tastes like dogfood to me in their hoppy beers. I find DPA to almost be undrinkable. Titan is slightly better but not by much.

    I love Ruffian, Yeti's, Nomad, Orabelle, ect.
  14. Flying Dog. They have been consistently good, and I have been able to enjoy pretty much all of them. Except for Garde Dog. I wasn't a fan of that. And I cant drink Pearl Necklace (Shellfish allergy) so the lack of a stout bothers me a bit. but i can get by
  15. toss up between southern tier and maine beer company
  16. Pretty Things.

  17. RyFikes

    RyFikes Savant (310) New York Jan 3, 2013

    In no particular order:
    Great Lakes Brewing Co.
    Southern Tier

    Can you tell I live in NY?
  18. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (390) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    I respect this choice and I love the Wedge, but, to me, it's not even the best Asheville brewery anymore. Wicked Weed.
  19. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    I wrote a friggen book in that e-mail, hoping that it would help my chances.:D
  20. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Savant (290) Texas Jan 8, 2011

    Broken record here...

    Dogfish Head
    Great Divide
    Sierra Nevada
  21. Because they are local and all their offerings are excellent I will say Revolution!:)
  22. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (280) Florida Jul 30, 2011

    Cigar City, because I live here, and they love the locals. Founders is a very close second. Three Floyds is a very close third because I used to live 10 minutes from there and I love the food (and beer).
  23. OneLowChevy

    OneLowChevy Zealot (85) California Mar 21, 2009

    Anchor Brewing in San Francisco.
  24. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (790) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    I love nipples and wine goblets!
  25. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    It was Deschutes for the longest time, but Sierra Nevada just recently converted me. All of their seasonals are fantastic and I absolutely love the high gravity series. Plus their year-round selection is strong. There's just not much not to like.
  26. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Champion (790) District of Columbia Aug 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Is there a way for me on BA to look at a brewery and then just the beers I have rated? I know I can rate the brewery visit directly, but I would like to rate the brewery based on the beers I have rated individually. That would be a cool search - a list ranking all breweries based on my beer ratings! Then I could tell you my favorite.
  27. i have had their dipa from a half growler, it was great. i havent been to the brewery yet, i planing a visit soon though.
  28. Canadian - Unibroue ,
    American - Deschutes
  29. joel66

    joel66 Savant (490) New York Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    HF by a long shot for me.
  30. iSrALE

    iSrALE Aficionado (215) Mexico Nov 18, 2008

    Russian River, Lagunitas, Alpine.
  31. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    Still got a lot to try the wares of, but at this point it has to be Founders. Their success ratio is so damn high and whether it's seasonals or the year round lineup there's always something of theirs out I can find to drink that fits my mood/appetite. I've basically had everything they produce sans the Backstage stuff and I think Cerise is pretty much the only one I was not a fan of.
  32. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lost abbey/port

    Don't think anyone else has the range to compete
  33. I'm just gonna be a huge homer and say Terrapin.
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  34. Wow so many but limited to a few Russian River, Alpine , Kern , and LadyFace
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  35. SShelly

    SShelly Savant (325) Oregon Sep 20, 2008

    Alesmith probably has my favorite top to bottom list of year round beer for sure. Not sure if they are in texas, but they distribute the majority of the US...

  36. tone77

    tone77 Champion (750) Pennsylvania May 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    Troegs and Unibroue.
  37. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Really? My local supermarket (suburb of Philly) has at least 3 different types of Alesmith.
  38. ferry

    ferry Initiate (15) Mar 1, 2013

    Well i have tried almost all bear brands. But my favorite is Budweiser. It has good taste and i really feel relax after having this brand. Lagunitas brewery is also good one..I like these two brands most..
  39. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (390) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    It's great. They put a ton of money into what they have going on over there. I grew up with two of the owners and they are both great guys. Their open fermenter is worth taking a look at for sure. I was down in the taproom hanging out before they opened one Friday and they poured out some samplers of all their beer on tap. It was the most they've had on tap at one time (26 i think). Pretty awesome.