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One Brewery For Life

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

  1. AndrewSmith

    AndrewSmith Savant (495) California Jan 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Surly for sure!
  2. Brew33

    Brew33 Advocate (690) Ohio Oct 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    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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  3. Bell's....followed closely by Victory.
  4. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008

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

    CreightonSM Savant (410) New York Dec 23, 2010

    Founders or Sierra Nevada
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  6. time4lunch

    time4lunch Aficionado (230) New Hampshire Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    ↑ this.
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  7. CCB all day for me
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  8. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 18, 2011

    Kuhnhenn since they are a few minutes away. Could go Founders too.
  9. Jack's Abby!
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  10. 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.
  11. fishtremble

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

    Short's easily covers every style I enjoy and does it so well.
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  12. fredmugs

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

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

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

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

    Drucifer Advocate (590) Illinois Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    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.
  15. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    I can't just do one brewery forever, it would have to be two...

    St. Bernardus
  16. Mag00n

    Mag00n Savant (475) 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.
  17. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

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

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008

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

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

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

    gwdavis Aficionado (210) Georgia Feb 8, 2012

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

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    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 ;)
  23. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    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.
  24. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Sure it is.
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  25. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Advocate (545) Florida Jul 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    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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  26. cyrushire

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

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  27. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (685) New York Mar 7, 2009

    Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC
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  28. ferallifter

    ferallifter Initiate (20) Feb 16, 2013

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

    BJasny Savant (430) Texas Jul 10, 2011

    Sierra Nevada
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  30. lookrider

    lookrider Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007 Beer Trader

    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
  31. Rion

    Rion Savant (390) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Bell's all day
  32. Rogue, so i could sip White Whale and Voodoo Doughnut every day.

    Just kidding, it'd be Firestone.
  33. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    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.
  34. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (275) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Cantillon, Surly or Southern Tier.
  35. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) 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
  36. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    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
  37. 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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  38. The Bruery or Cigar City. Tough decision. Probably The Bruery.
  39. adam42381

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

    Cigar City for me. Having easy access to most of their stuff is one of the many huge benefits of living down here in southwest Florida.