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

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


    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (305) New York Jan 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    Three Floyds is a very cool experience - especially if you like heavy metal music. The decor in the brewery is unique and funky.

    Founder is great. The staff is amazing and were willing to share an employee only beer they had in segregated staff coolers.
  2. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (495) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

    Russian River
  3. LBIsurf

    LBIsurf Initiate (0) New Jersey Mar 17, 2009

    Fuller's is one of the best brewery tours out there, I'd say. You really get right in there on the action, with a hard hat and a reflective vest and everything. The tasting takes place in a little museum room, and you can pretty much drink as much as you want of anything for like half an hour. It's great. It's right up there with Cantillon.
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  4. julian

    julian Savant (340) Washington May 31, 2008

    Rodenbach is amazing! Walking down those dark, dank corridors underground that contain rows and rows of ginormous foeders is a sight to behold! I was there a few months ago and would highly recommend anyone that loves beer tour that place. Lots of good information on the tour and a solid tasting afterwards.
  5. Scoot1969

    Scoot1969 Aficionado (240) Michigan Dec 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead
  6. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2012 Beer Trader

  7. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

  8. Nice to know that. It just reinforces my desire to go there :)
  9. Cantillon, HF and HotD.
  10. Närke!!! (want to go in a couple of weeks but it's fully booked til august!)

    my quick visit to Cantillon
  11. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004

    I've been to #1 and #3 several times over the last 15 years. Two of the best. Wouldn't even bother with your #2. Germany has many better breweries that don't export and are unknown to most Americans.
  12. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (330) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    Drie Fonteinen

    One day...one day.
  13. celfan

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

    The alchemist makes great beer, but a visit to the brewery shouldn't be on anyone's top three list.
  14. I think of it in terms of breweries that very rarely, or have never, disappointed in the brews that I've had from them, because those are the people I would want to see and learn from. So if I had to choose only 3 it would be these:

    1. Rochefort
    2. Dogfish Head
    3. Oskar Blues
  15. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (855) Florida May 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    De Molen
    3 Floyd's
    Cigar City
  16. 1.) Cantillon
    2.) Kloster Kreuzberg
    3.) Hill Farmstead
  17. Hill Farmstead


  18. DrLaFollette

    DrLaFollette Aficionado (240) Utah Oct 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mine is probably

    Russian River

    Hoping to do my honeymoon in Belgium so I can go to Cantillon and then hoping to move closer to California to make Russian River and Stone visits a regular occurrence.
  19. fishtremble

    fishtremble Savant (275) Michigan Jan 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Russian River, Terrapin, Cigar City are the three I would love to see.
  20. Davihaw

    Davihaw Savant (375) Illinois Jun 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Cantillon
    2. Fantôme
    3. Drie Fonteinen

    Got to fulfill Russian River, Firestone Walker, Alpine, 3 Floyds, Founders, Bells and some others in 2012. In July I will get to fulfill the list above!
  21. Cantillon
    Tough call between Weihenstephan and Stone
  22. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    Russian River

    I have been to many and in my book Cantillon has the best vibe, you can feel the funk!
  23. Hill Farmstead, Cantillon, and Schlenkerla.
  24. adam42381

    adam42381 Advocate (635) Florida Oct 10, 2005 Beer Trader

    1.) Russian River
    2.) Three Floyds
    3.) Founders

    Since I am able to make the 2 hour drive to Cigar City a few times a year, that one isn't on the list. If you get a chance to make it to Tampa, GO!
  25. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Splitting my response into Hads and Wants:

    Had Top 3
    1. Ayinger: More people should be saying this. Really a humble brewery for their massive distribution.
    2. Stone: Best environment ever. The gardens, restaurant, and tap/bottle list make this place.
    3. Three Floyds: It is FFF.

    Want Top 3
    1. Rochefort: Dreaming the impossible!
    2. Cantillon: Will tick this one within the year.
    3. Founders: I squandered my proximity to Founders during university... I must right this wrong.
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  26. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    1. Cantillon
    2. Westvleteren
    3. Stone/RR/Lost Abbey
  27. tdt560

    tdt560 Aficionado (150) Virginia May 13, 2008

    Lawson's Finest Liquids
    Hill Farmstead
    The Alchemist

    Honorable mentions - Russian River
  28. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004

    Uhmm, there isn't any Pabst brewery. The rights to the name were bought and it's contract brewed by Miller-Coors. How about Corona instead?
  29. RandyV

    RandyV Savant (275) Arizona Aug 8, 2010

    1. Rochefort Brewery: I'd crawl in on hands and knees in reverence.
    2. Russian River: A river runs through it and those Russians know how to party.
    3. Dogfish Head: I'm from Jersey, so it's like going home, just with kickass beer instead of weird relatives.
  30. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    In no order:

    Stone (mainly for the cafe)
    Bell's (it's slowly becoming my current favorite)
    Alaskan ( I think it'd be really cool, and the way they're using excess ingredients as fuel to decrease the use fossil fuels is awesome)
  31. Duesler

    Duesler Savant (390) Connecticut Oct 30, 2012

    Uhmm, you mean groupo modelo? The one that's being bought by AB?
    Dont be a snob
  32. Willbfun

    Willbfun Aficionado (175) New York Sep 28, 2012

    I picked up a bottle of Cuvee Van De Keizer brewed in honer of Charles the 5th which is brewed on feb 24th not the 5th of february. however that will be during lent where I wont be drinking or eating carbs.
  33. shuajw

    shuajw Advocate (505) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead

    Figured, west coast/east coast/international would be a nice mix :)
  34. agreed. stone is awesome. i mean you could propose to your woman in there, it that awesome! lol
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  35. Hill Farmstead
    Three Floyds
    i' am going to all three this year for sure. 3 floyds for dark lord day. founders for some kbs, and HF for some skiing and awesome beer.
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  36. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Savant (490) New Hampshire Dec 31, 2012 Beer Trader

    Went to Hill today, it was so beautiful up there. What a long ride past the end of New Hampshire and into the northern VT kingdom. The guys are really nice and we filled many growlers of Double Galaxy(some to trade), a few Abner and Susan also. I really would like to swill Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught at Three Floyd's, Plinys(young and old) at Russian River and all the great IPA/DIPAs at Alpine Beer Company. Have been to alchemist tons of times so its not on the list.
  37. Three Floyds
    Goose Island Clybourn Brew Pub
    The Bruery
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  38. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,250) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader



    Crooked Stave
  39. Manoftyr

    Manoftyr Savant (270) New York May 6, 2009

    De Struise

    Van Steenberge

  40. PerHops

    PerHops Savant (410) California Apr 5, 2011 Beer Trader