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One Brewery For Life

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

  1. 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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  2. AndrewSmith

    AndrewSmith Savant (340) California Jan 27, 2013

    Surly for sure!
  3. Brew33

    Brew33 Advocate (610) Ohio Oct 24, 2007

    I hate to say it but right now I'd have to say Hill Farmstead.

    Their Saisons and hoppy beers are absolutely world class. Their "darker" styles have been well above average also.
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  4. Bell's....followed closely by Victory.
  5. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (425) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    There are quite a few breweries that could keep me more-or-less satisfied:
    Sierra Nevada
    Stone
    Bear Republic
    Avery
    Odell
    Great Divide
    Bells
    Three Floyds
    Schlafley
    Cigar City
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  6. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Savant (295) New York Dec 23, 2010

    Founders or Sierra Nevada
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  7. ↑ this.
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  8. CCB all day for me
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  9. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 18, 2011

    Kuhnhenn since they are a few minutes away. Could go Founders too.
  10. Jack's Abby!
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  11. If this is a free lifetime supply type thing and I don't have to purchase them or worry about availability, then The Bruery and I'll brew my own IPA's.

    If I do have to worry about price and availability then it would be between Lagunitas, Firestone Walker or Stone.
  12. Short's easily covers every style I enjoy and does it so well.
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  13. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (820) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    The only way you have "easy access" to HF is live in the area. Not a lot of people would want to live there.
  14. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (620) California Jun 12, 2009

    Could do this equally easily with Anchor, Firestone, Russian River or Founders.
  15. Drucifer

    Drucifer Savant (465) Illinois Apr 16, 2012

    Ask me this a couple years ago and I would say 3 Floyds. Ask me this now and I would say... oh who am I kidding it is still 3 Floyds.
  16. I can't just do one brewery forever, it would have to be two...

    Founders
    St. Bernardus
  17. Mag00n

    Mag00n Savant (355) New York Nov 21, 2008

    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.
  18. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I'd die of stout withdrawals with RR. OVL Stout doesn't cut it.
  19. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (425) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    Oh yeah Victory...another brewery with a satisfying lineup. The key would be the range of great beers.
  20. Founders or FW
  21. Moose90

    Moose90 Savant (405) Colorado Nov 25, 2012

    Odell's for me, biased because of proximity to brewery though.
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  22. gwdavis

    gwdavis Aficionado (190) Georgia Feb 8, 2012

    Fair enough, more for me I suppose!
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  23. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (620) California Jun 12, 2009

    Yeah, they kinda get a pass on the stouty stuff just because I like the others so much. But then again, Mortification, Porter and Janet's Brown would satisfy my dark beer cravings pretty well I think ;)
  24. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (385) California Dec 21, 2011

    If its free, Three Floyd's. Paying ultra outrageous prices on barrel aged beers simply because of the name on the bottle would get old quick. If I'm paying, Firestone Walker for sure.
  25. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Sure it is.
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  26. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Savant (420) Florida Jul 13, 2011

    Cigar City for me...gotta go with my home state...

    although I could also do Bells, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Stone, or DFH ;)
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  27. cyrushire

    cyrushire Advocate (575) Florida May 25, 2012

    CCB
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  28. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (510) New York Mar 7, 2009

    Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC
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  29. ferallifter

    ferallifter Initiate (20) Feb 16, 2013

    Ballast Point. Style variance and tons of one-off kegs and casks to be had.
  30. BJasny

    BJasny Savant (375) Texas Jul 10, 2011

    Sierra Nevada
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  31. lookrider

    lookrider Savant (390) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007

    I'd go with Russian River. They have the IPA's with the Pliny's and they have the sours, wilds and Belgian styles. I'd miss some hefe's and oktoberfest but if I had to pick one, that would be it
  32. Bell's all day
  33. Rogue, so i could sip White Whale and Voodoo Doughnut every day.

    Just kidding, it'd be Firestone.
  34. I'd probably say:

    Shorts: For their diverse range of beers which maybe aren't always great, but are usually interesting.
    Hill Farmstead: For the exceptional attention to quality with pretty much everything they make.
    Founders: Their regular releases alone are worth it.
  35. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (265) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Cantillon, Surly or Southern Tier.
  36. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Dogfish Head. I love any and every mintue IPA , indian brown ale, burton baton, palo santo, Bitches brew, you get it. Although they get butchered for making too many 'crazy' beers, you're going to have a lot of beer to choose from so that's nice. I'd like to try more from founders (am blown away by their stouts), I bet if I did I might have to betray my love at first sip / its so good when it hits your lips - brewery
  37. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (585) California Oct 17, 2010

    thinking about what is available in my area

    Firestone Walker

    they've got me covered on every front.

    although i might have a better chance getting some if i leave the state
  38. Metalaero

    Metalaero Savant (250) New York Feb 16, 2013

    Troegs. All the Troegenator Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar plus some scratch. I'd be a happy man!!!!!!
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  39. The Bruery or Cigar City. Tough decision. Probably The Bruery.

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