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If you could visit any three breweries in the world...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HuskyinPDX, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Advocate (690) Washington Jan 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Which three would it be?
    For me:
    Hill Farmstead
    Three Floyds
  2. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (480) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Tonight I just finished my top three:

    1. Cantillon
    2. Hill Farmstead
    3. Russian River

    Beergasms occurred at each one.
  3. JBogan

    JBogan Savant (465) Nevada Jul 15, 2007

    De Dolle

    Russian River

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  4. Jolly Pumpkin

    De Struise

    Jester King

    I'm fascinated by these three more than most.
  5. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    Sly Fox, Victory and DFH. Visit them OFTEN.
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  6. Founders
  7. Willbfun

    Willbfun Aficionado (175) New York Sep 28, 2012

    1)Het Anker on Tuesday I'll probably be having Cuvee Van de Keizer Blue Feb 5th the date they brew each batch.
    2)Kona Brewing love their Koko Brown plus I'd love to go to Hawaii & they're brewery has a lot stuff on tap too.
    3)Brouwerij Van Steengerge Especially if Johnny Fincioen from the youtube clips is there. I wanna have a beer with that guy.
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Cantillon (I mean, cmon)
    De Molen
    Russian River (I WILL make it here someday)

    I'd say Hill Farmstead, but I hear it's sorta a garage with a beer counter, lol.

    If I could sneak inside Goose Island's barrel program and get a tour, that would be awesome as well... but as far as I know, there are no tours.
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  9. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Russian River
    Funky Buddha
  10. Founders, Firestone Walker, and Stone. Never been to Founders or Firestone walker, gotta get back to Stone. A very close 4th is Oskar Blues because I heard they have great BBQ.
  11. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Russian River
  12. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    De Struise
    De Dolle
    Was checked off my bucket list last April. I want to do a repeat in the future.
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I've been to Funky Buddha.

    Uh, there's not much to see of their equipment (I believe it's 1bbl, very small system). The beer is just as amazing as you've heard though.

    They are building a new production brewery however.
  14. turfy

    turfy Advocate (520) Texas Mar 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Since I was able to visit RR this past fall, my new grouping would be:

  15. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    OB Homemade Liquids and Solids is pretty awesome.
  16. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (660) New York Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    3. Founders. Love their beer, would love to have access to the awesome stuff they always have going on in their taproom.
    2. Three Floyds. So, I've only had Alpha King ever, since I've only ever found myself in 3F-deprived locales, but I hear nothing but outstanding things about their brewery and taproom experience, from friends who have been going to Dark Lord Day for years.
    But above all others...
    1. Weihenstephan (But not until 2040). Ok, come on - the world's oldest active brewery, having their millenial brewing celebration? 1000 years of brewing? I don't care if they actually brew their hefeweissbier in giant toilets, that is going to be an incredible experience.
  17. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    I've been to the three I mentioned. The reason I chose Russian River and Funky Buddha was not to see the breweries, but for the great beer they have at the respective taprooms. Cantillon is only worth visiting for the experience most of the time, they didn't have anything special when I visited.
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

  19. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (460) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    Top Wants:
    1. Russian River
    2. Firestone Walker
    3. Weihenstephan

    Hads: Elysian, Flying Fish, Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist, Tired Hands, Yards, Dock Street, Fiddlehead, Pyramid.
    Soon: Dogfish Head (Feb), Troegs, Weyerbacher, Victory (taproom only)
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  20. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    1. Cantillon

    2. Russian River

    3. Westvleteren

    Honorable mention: Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

    I would have said Founders and Bells, but I'm going there when I head home in a few months.
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  21. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Three Floyds

    I get most of my beers from these three places so it would be nice to see where my some of my favs come from.
  22. DanielNicholson

    DanielNicholson Zealot (80) Texas Aug 17, 2012

    I love Jester Kings brewery. It's beautiful and the beer is great to match.
  23. DanielNicholson

    DanielNicholson Zealot (80) Texas Aug 17, 2012

    Three Floyds
    Hill Farmstead

    Three beers you hardly see in TX but always hear good things
  24. Pilsner Urquell
    Timothy Taylor
    Schlenkerla (the brewery, been to the tap room)
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  25. 1. Founders
    2. Bells
    3. Ballast Point
  26. Heller Trum/Scherlenkerla would do me good--but for two others

    2. Russian River

    3. Westvleteren
  27. czfreeman

    czfreeman Savant (465) California May 22, 2007

    hmm..been to Cantillion..freakin awesome! I'll never forget Russian River(lost my wallet walking home)
    1. Shorts..always been fascinated by those guys
    2. Fantome
    3. Smuttynose
  28. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've been to some of the big ones, Bell's, Founders, FFF; I plan to get up to HF, Alchemist, and Lawson's this summer. Bucket list would have to be:

    1. Cigar City
    2. Cantillon
    3. BrewDog (apparently they have Sink the Bismarck on tap regularly - just want the experience)
  29. celfan

    celfan Advocate (595) Vermont Jul 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    Kern River
    Pilsner Urquel
  30. celfan

    celfan Advocate (595) Vermont Jul 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    you heard right
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  31. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Savant (390) Ohio Aug 26, 2009

    1. Westvleteren
    2. Russian River
    3. Founders

    Honorable mention to Shorts—love going to their stand at EBF every year.
  32. JDizzle

    JDizzle Savant (455) Indiana Aug 24, 2010

    3. Russian River
    2. DFH
    1. Stone
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  33. Troffhead

    Troffhead Initiate (20) Iowa Jan 29, 2013

    2.Russian River
  34. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    De Molen

    There's a bunch of US breweries on my list too, but if I could go anywhere it would definitely be all European-based.
  35. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Advocate (645) California May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead
    Funky Buddha

    Honorable Mention to Alchemist
  36. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

  37. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Aficionado (190) Ohio Jul 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    Russian River
    Founders for a KBS release (which I can finally make it to thanks to how they split the schedule up this year)!
  38. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    My list...before I even looked at any answer! Thus you saved me the time of typing. However; it would seem that I spent more time typing this than it would have taken to just type my list myself. Oh well....thanks anyways!

    P.S. Maybe we can car-pool!:p
  39. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    This is the reason you should go - it's the best brewery I've been to.
    brewsader likes this.