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One Brewery For Life

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheChiefBrews, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Different take on the five beers for the rest of your life thread.

    If you could only drink beer from one brewery for the rest of your life what brewery would it be. As a rule you will always have access to that brewery's beers, even if the state/country you live in is not in that brewery's distribution.

    I was thinking Bell's.

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  2. gwdavis

    gwdavis Aficionado (210) Georgia Feb 8, 2012

    Bell's is a really great one. They just so rarely miss the mark. I'm also really partial to Dogfish. The level of creativity always keeps me coming back for more.
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  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    DFH would be the one brewery I'd like to see leave CA distribution. Throwing everything from grandmas spice rack into the beer just isn't "creativity".
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  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Advocate (700) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Jackie O's. Now that Brad has hit a couple homeruns with his latest Mandala IPA series, I can honestly say I would be 100% satisfied drinking only Jackie O's beer the rest of my life.
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  5. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Founders or Kuhnhenn. Or Bells. Or Cantillon. Or Three Floyds. Or Surly.

    Shit, I have no idea.
  6. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Agreed. Bell's ftw!
    Only thing i personally thought was kinda meh was the java stout
  7. JamesShoemaker

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

    Founders or Surly. If you put a gun to my head and made me decide between the two, I'd be shot dead.
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  8. Slay40

    Slay40 Champion (780) Michigan Feb 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Shorts without a doubt.
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  9. Jspriest

    Jspriest Savant (465) Pennsylvania Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's probably Avery. Would be Russian River except the imperial stout pangs would be too great. Sours and non-sours are a must so that takes a lot of breweries out of the picture.
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  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    My first two thoughts seemed a little slanted toward one type of beer I'm sure I'd get sick of.
    Thinking about what I like to drink in most cases, Great Divide would have to be up there. They cover a lot of bases and they do them well.
    Even though I don't but their stuff all that much, Victory would be another. They make a ton of great beers in a multitude of styles.
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  11. Founders or Lagunitas.
    Probably Founders simply because of their Stout and Porter options.
  12. evilwilly

    evilwilly Disciple (65) Virginia Oct 11, 2009

    stone is up there, but founders is too good to not pick
  13. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Aficionado (185) Ohio Feb 20, 2013

    Living 10 minutes from Fat Head's in North Olmsted makes this a no brainer for me. Endless supply of fresh Head Hunter plus whatever 13 other seasonals and one offs they have on hand. Plus they usually have something intersting on cask!
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  14. Three Floyds, no doubt. A number of beers you can drink everyday (ZD, Alpha King), a good rotation of seasonals (Arctic Panzer, Behemoth, Lord Admiral), plus fun new things popping up every few weeks. The best of all worlds!
  15. steve8robin

    steve8robin Advocate (515) Massachusetts Nov 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    Cigar City, hands down
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  16. gouden

    gouden Aspirant (25) Sep 7, 2012

    Night Shift !!
  17. Troegs. Between nugget nectar and mad elf (and the occasional scratch) I would be set. I'm also by partial to them, living 20 minutes from the brewery for a few years.
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  18. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Aficionado (185) Ohio Feb 20, 2013

    Heard nothing but great things about Jackie Os. Stoked to finally try some of their beer at the Cleveland Winter Warmer fest tomorrow!
  19. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    Sierra Nevada, right?
  20. CTJman

    CTJman Poobah (1,050) Connecticut Jan 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Staying local w new England brewing co.
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  21. NHbeerfishing

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

    Pretty easy choice.
  22. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Savant (400) New York Dec 30, 2010

    Yes, that is the correct answer.
  23. Victory...or Smutty...or Unibroue
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  24. Three Floyd's. No Doubt.

    Founder's second.

    Stone third.
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  25. Three Floyds for sure... I have been disappointed very very very little by any of their beers. Actually can't really so I was even disappointed at all considering the only beers I didn't like by them was styles I don't like by anyone anyways. And it's not like I even hated any of them just would never ask for it myself again. So yeah 3F.
  26. drrone

    drrone Advocate (500) Utah Dec 18, 2011

    Founders or Bell's, although Stone and Firestone Walker would have to be considered. I have never tried anything from 3 Floyds sadly enough, so I can't comment.
  27. I can't believe it took almost 40 minutes of time in this thread for someone to post the correct answer; Hill Farmstead, for their high quality breadth and depth.
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  28. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Advocate (565) Illinois Apr 6, 2012 Beer Trader

  29. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) New York Jul 13, 2012

    Paulaner. They may not make anything crazy, but they're damn reliable and I love 'em.
  30. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (680) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Firestone Walker, easy game
  31. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Exactly my thoughts as well
  32. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (400) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    This is a ticker's nightmare.
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  33. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (810) Illinois Apr 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm gonna have to go with Founders slightly over Three Floyds and Bell's. It's pretty damn close.
  34. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Aficionado (170) New Hampshire Feb 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead...Lawon's...Cantillon...Portsmouth Brewery...or Lagunitas!
  35. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    yup HF!
  36. shredder83

    shredder83 Advocate (520) Illinois Feb 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    3 floyds. I live close and the only beers I haven't enjoyed that they made were styles that I don't like anyway.
  37. shand

    shand Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    The sheer number of different beers/treatments Cigar City does has to put them over the edge.
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  38. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    For me it would have to be Three Floyds
  39. I didn't have an answer until I read this. Short's is that unique brewery that experiments constantly but still manages to knock out their 'traditional' offerings. I had a remarkable ESB from Short's last year. I never thought I would describe an ESB as remarkable. Plus, they seem to bottle and distribute a greater variety than most breweries.
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