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Favorite Brewery?

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

  1. Weihenstephaner. Their beers come all the way from Germany and still cost less than most average 4 packs. Makes me want to slap most brewers in the face for over charging.

    Also Short's.
     
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  2. Founders
    Goose Island
    Firestone
     
  3. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (325) Arizona Oct 16, 2012

    Odell has some of the best CO IPA's - Myrcenary DIPA and their Black IPA.
    Oksar Blues So many Imperial IPA's to chose from and totally delicious.
     
  4. hailpurdue

    hailpurdue Aspirant (35) Arizona Aug 6, 2012

    I love the exotics, FFF & Cigar City (I'm in AZ, so hard to get)
    But:
    Firestone
    Odell
    Bells

    The next bad beer Firestone makes will be the first, Other than some really strange stuff, Odell isn't far behind. Bells just makes awesome drinkable beer.
     
  5. kal4478

    kal4478 Aficionado (110) Ohio Jan 18, 2013

    listermann's and triple digit.. same brewery different brands
     
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  6. Wow thats a tuff question. For me its probably DogFish Head. When I think of all the beers they make that I love I have to go with them. Bitches Brew, Black & Blue, Olde School, Immort Ale, 120 IPA, just to name a few.
    Close seconds would be:
    Lagunitas
    Three Floyds
    Two Brothers
    21st Amendment
     
  7. Mcvs1507

    Mcvs1507 Aficionado (175) Indiana Dec 9, 2012

    Three Floyds and Upland for their sours!
     
  8. zoober911

    zoober911 Savant (425) New York Jul 31, 2012

    firestone.
     
  9. Fantome
    Dupont
    Drie Fonteinen
     
  10. Definitely Russian River, just went on a pilgrimage to get some Pliny the Younger a month ago. I still smile when I think about the experience!
     
  11. The Struise Brouwers from Belgium. Great guys and even greater beers.....
     
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  12. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (605) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Hard to answer and restrict to even a few - so much depends on mood and what I feel like drinking.

    Jack's Abby; Stone; Boulevard; DFH; Victory; Clown Shoes - all readily available and can always find something tasty.

    Developing appreciation for Lagunitas although Sucks was kind of a fail with me (victim of the hype, I think).

    And to put on my asbestos undies - I will say Boston Beer Co. Let the flaming commence...
     
  13. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Since I'm psychic, allow me to speak for some of you:

    Hugonaut13 = Firestone Walker
    cfrances33 = Hill Farmstead
    PoopChute69 = New Holland
     
  14. GophRube

    GophRube Aspirant (30) Minnesota Feb 26, 2013

    Surly- Homer Pick but so solid
    Bells- Love all their beers
    Founders- No brainer
     
  15. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (325) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Three Floyds, Pipeworks, Bell's
     
  16. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (435) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    I enjoy visiting Ska and Cigar City - both are very laid back and they dispense great beer.
     
  17. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (505) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Stone, Founders, and Ommegang have never disappointed. And Surly for sure. I won't apologize for the homer pick. They're that good.
     
  18. KVNBGRY

    KVNBGRY Advocate (565) Florida Aug 1, 2012

    Odell - They do no wrong
    Cigar City - They do no wrong
    Aardwolf - They're technically not open yet. Look out though!
     
  19. MattXT

    MattXT Advocate (670) Massachusetts Nov 23, 2010

    Founders is #1 for me

    Mendocino, Firestone Walker, and Left Hand get some honorable mention.
     
  20. The one that brew the beer in my hand.

    Also:
    RR
    3F
    FSW
    FBC
    New Glarus
     
  21. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Savant (340) California Feb 1, 2011

    Deschutes Brewery

    In addition to crafting delicious brews year round, the seasonal and special release beers are repeatedly impressive. They are not afraid to experiment and test the boundaries - one of my favorite things to do is sample the experimental brews at the pubs. Their under cap motto is absolutely true: "bravely done".
    What really raises Deschutes up another level is that the crew strives for growth and exposure with their Base Camp events in which they descend upon lucky cities in their distribution territory for fun (mostly free) week long events in which at least beer if not also paired bites are 'a gratis'. It's a chance to meet and chat up the knowledgeable team (usually a brewer or two is with them), score some swag and sample Deschutes brew (sometimes exclusive and special releases are made available).
    For a glimpse at the Base Camp schedule check out http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/events/Base Camp

    -Deschutes Superfan
     
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  22. Hate to be a sheep but currently in love with HF, could drink Edward all day long.

    The homer in me says NEBCO is 2nd
    and because I lived in FL briefly I will say CCB after that.

    Damn I'm thirsty, is it 5:30 yet?
     
  23. Metalaero

    Metalaero Savant (250) New York Feb 16, 2013

    Troegs: I can drink Troegenator, Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar only for the rest of my life and be a happy happy man :)


    Dogfish Head. I am off centered

    Sixpoint: Local and everything Ive tried Ive enjoyed!
     
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  24. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Savant (310) Indiana Feb 8, 2013

    Going to 3 floyds next weekend. Been counting down the days
     
  25. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (345) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Lately it's been Ballast Point. With their Victory At Sea, Sculpin IPA, and Big Eye IPA, I've enjoyed them tremendously! Shout out to Troeg's as I've tried 5 or 6 of their beers over the years and everyone was VERY good!
     
  26. They're sitting on shelves all the time around Philly.
     
  27. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Impossible question...so many answers. The better part of all this
    is that favorites can be found all over! For the big crafts
    I'll give it to Lagunitas and SN and Founders and Bell's. For the
    local and (maybe) less distributed I'll give a nod to North Peak and
    Short's and Dark Horse.
     
  28. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (335) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    Founders.
     
  29. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    I find it impossible to name one, so I won't name any.
     
  30. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Savant (390) Illinois Apr 10, 2011

    1. Three Floyd's
    2. Founders
    3. Lagunitas
     
  31. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Champion (815) California Jan 15, 2009

    This asks about "favorite" brewery, not "best" brewery and there is a very distinct difference. Candidly, I could make an argument for probably 20 "favorite" and "best" breweries and someone would likely agree. There is just "too much" good beer right now. I could also list favorites based on the extreme quantity that I purchase from some places, i.e., The Bruery, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Founders, Odells, and others.

    However, for reasons to numerous to mention and because of my own quirks and personal likes, my "favorite" is...
    Fantome
     
  32. Twodox

    Twodox Disciple (50) Virginia Dec 30, 2012

    Bell's, The Alchemist, Two Dachshund Brewery.
     
  33. How about some love for Great Divide and Southern Tier!? They're fantastic. The other obvious one which seems to be a pretty common response is Firestone Walker.
     
  34. Fantome.
    Hill Farmstead close 2nd...
     
  35. Cantillon...3rd
     
  36. Kern River Brewing Company! Great beer and awesome people!
     
  37. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (485) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

  38. I'm kinda stumpted trying to choose one lol. But a few of of my favorites would be..
    Schlafly
    Lagunitas
    Ballast Point
    In no particular order, but I do feel SN deserves an honorable mention as well, best brews on grocery store shelves!
     
  39. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Savant (325) Minnesota Jun 18, 2008

    Sury
    Sierra Nevada
     

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