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

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

  1. Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River

    Maybe this should be changed to:
    After Cantillon and HF which brewery would you like to visit lol
  2. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Champion (770) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    Thank you for just planning my vacation 27 years from now. I'll see you there!
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  3. jnoble

    jnoble Aficionado (195) Washington Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    1. Dogfish Head
    2. Sierra Nevada
    3. Founders
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  4. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Champion (770) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    1. Cantillon
    2. Hill Farmstead
    3. Logsdon
  5. it is. it's in the absolute middle of nowhere and sean hill just kinda bums around and brews during the day. its kinda cool to watch, and if he's not too busy you can pick his brain a little bit. besides, you can hit the alchemist on the way down.

    EDIT: just realized i forgot to put my own top 3 on here...

    1) Cantillon
    2) DFH's brewpub
    3) Russian River
  6. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    1. Cantillon
    2. Epic in NZ
    3. Costa Rica's Craft Brewing
  7. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (185) New York Mar 11, 2011

    Cantillon cantillon westvletern. Those are long shots which is why I list them. Every american one Is in reach
  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    It's been said a bunch but,

    1. Cantillon
    2. Founders
    3. Russian River
  9. I see a lot of love for Russian River. They make great beer but the facility is nothing to look at. They don't do tours of the production facility and the brewpub is a nondescript storefront.
  10. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    You live in NY? Why don't you just go already?
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  11. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Savant (440) Florida Jan 2, 2013 Verified

    Cantillon, Cascade, Oskar Blues
  12. slander

    slander Site Editor (640) New York Nov 5, 2001 Staff Member Verified

    De Dolle

    and with this "visit three, get one free" coupon I have, I will add Orval...
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  13. Gotta List 5...sorry

    1. Plzensky Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell)
    2. Russian River
    3. Bells
    4. New Glarus
    5. Guinness
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  14. 1. Founders
    2. Founders
    3. Founders
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  15. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (410) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    I disagree, their brewpub is awesome.
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  16. lookrider

    lookrider Savant (460) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007 Verified

    Hilll Farmstead
    Russian River
  17. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    Samuel Smith
  18. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (710) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Verified

    1. Russian River
    2. Weihenstephaner
    3. The Alchemist
  19. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Verified

  20. 1. Russian River
    2. Three Floyds
    3. Stone

    pretty predictable stuff
  21. unclekeith

    unclekeith Savant (440) Alaska Sep 4, 2012 Verified

    A brewery in Nepal
    A brewery in Patagonia
    A brewery on the South Island of New Zealand
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  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) New York Dec 9, 2011 Verified

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


    Don't judge a book by its cover. It IS a garage with a beer counter. But what beer!
  23. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) New York Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    Since a visit to a brewery, at least to me, is to get some hard to come by beer or super fresh beer my picks are:
    1. Russian River
    2. Kern River
    3. Alpine
  24. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Probably 3 breweries in either Germany and Belgium if I could!!
  25. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Hill Farmstead
    Cigar City
  26. This. Best I've been to so far.
  27. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    That's kinda where I went with my choices. I have enjoyed the offerings I've had from Founders, but Grand Rapids isn't exactly on my bucket list.
  28. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,010) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Cigar City
    Hill Farmstead
  29. 1.Hill Farmstead
    2.Russian River
  30. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (670) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Verified

  31. because i just spent all my money in vermont.
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  32. ShanePB

    ShanePB Champion (930) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    The Bruery
    Firestone Walker
  33. All in Bavaria

  34. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,240) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    1. Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen (Belgium)
    2. Brauerei Heller-Trum - [Schlenkerla] (Germany)
    3. Närke Kulturbryggeri (Sweden)
    Plenty of places in America to go, I'll make it to some of them someday not that hard, but if I really want to go I suppose I can. Those 3 above though are a little bit more involved and much more coin. It would be a much more interesting experience hands down.
  35. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,240) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    Watch out for the flies too ;) Heck the housefly in the summer should be the state bird in Vermont as far as I am concerned :)
  36. grrrah

    grrrah Savant (395) California Sep 21, 2009

    Cantillion and westvletteren

    Okay, these are based more on location and places I'd rather visit (and drink too)
  37. Ooji

    Ooji Zealot (75) Germany Dec 23, 2010

    Weihenstphaner is my daily beer and Westvleteren is my day trip beer purchased by the two case limit. I haven't yet tried Cantillon but if my two favorite brewers are on your list I will go visit your #1.
  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,045) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified


    For those who are saying FFF, the brewpub is worth the trip but the brewery tour is definitely not so.
  39. Ooji

    Ooji Zealot (75) Germany Dec 23, 2010

    Okay. I need 4 but been to one.
    Westvleteren - twice and many more trips.
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  40. Cantillon, Russian River, Westvletern

    I was going to say Hill Farmstead and the Alchemist, but my girlfriend booked us a trip to Vermont in April so that's going to happen.