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One brewery to rule them all.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by goodbeerallday, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. if had to drink from one brewery for the rest of your life which one and why?
    Sierra Nevada for me as they regular beers are superb and then their seasonal beers are just incredible. i think they are just a wonderful brewery who i just cannot fault.
  2. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Founders. Because everything they make from the year round to the one offs are all amazing.
  3. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Advocate (525) Massachusetts Oct 27, 2012 Beer Trader

  4. does it have to be USA.. if so Victory if not Westmalle
  5. DeStruise
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  6. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Washington Sep 12, 2012

    Russian River for me. They can do no wrong!
  7. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    Russian River or Stone
  8. bpotts

    bpotts Aspirant (30) Illinois Jun 16, 2011

    Stone. They don't have the ability to disappoint me.
  9. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Advocate (550) Texas Dec 11, 2006 Subscriber

    Huyghe Brewery for life!
    Why, Delirium Tremens, Delirium Nocturnum, Floris, Delrium Noel.
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  10. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (415) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    Gotta be 3F.
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  11. siege06nd

    siege06nd Advocate (685) Virginia Dec 29, 2009 Beer Trader

    Probably Great Lakes for me. I know they arent the sexiest, but dammit, they do such a great job with the straightforward beers they craft.
  12. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Advocate (635) Florida Sep 22, 2012

    Cigar City
  13. I'd be good with Brooklyn or Smuttynose.

    Jack's Abby as well, methinks. Or Pretty Things.
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  14. Hard to say. I would say RR to get my IPA, wild and Belgian love on but then I don't know about my stouts. Then my stout/porter faves lack sours and solid IPA's

    If there could be TWO to rule all, I'd definitely do a RR/Bells tag team . Variety is the spice of life anyway, isn't it!?
  15. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    If I had to pick just one, it's Three Floyds. I enjoyed every beer I've tried... even styles I don't really care for.
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  16. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    There's a brewery that does really good IPAs, wild ales and porters. Hill...something, I forget.
  17. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    No explanation needed.

  18. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Advocate (545) Massachusetts Jun 22, 2004 Beer Trader

    Stone, SN, Lagunitas, and New Glarus are all well rounded from hoppy to stouts/porters and NG even has the fruity beers. I too would take Sierra if I could only pick one.
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  19. I would say either Russian River or Victory
  20. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Savant (250) Illinois Oct 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    FFF Founder's or Bell's
  21. CASK1

    CASK1 Savant (475) Florida Jan 7, 2010

    I agree with the OP. I've never been let down by SN.
  22. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007

    1. FFF
    2. Cantillon
    3. Founders
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  23. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Both really good choices. Something about the in your face "hipster" gimmick with some of the PT folks at events have kind of turned me off. I'm pretty sure that I saw a PT guy wearing a bowler and swimming flippers. Really great beers though.

    For nationally available stuff it would have to be Founders for me - so spot on every time. Sorry Stone and Lagunitas - my liver still fears you too.
  24. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Great quality of beers over a wide variety of styles.
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  25. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    As a Hop Head, I choose Alpine Beer Company.
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  26. I was thinking Cantillon at first. After some thinking, definitely Hill Farmstead. Wilds, ipas and stouts/porters. I'm set.
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  27. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    1 brewery to rule them all
    The title of this thread just gave someone at AB/InBev a boner.​
    I'm sorry, but at first the title of the thread fooled me as to the content within and even though I don't work for AB/InBev (and the title didn't do anything for me) I'm going to say Goose Island.​
    Their Belgians, Sister Series, Sofie, King Henry, BCBS (+ variants) as well as year round/seasonal beers are all pretty darn good for my tastes.​
    I would be happy if all I had to drink for the rest of my days came (unlimited) from Goose Island.​
  28. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Aficionado (165) Nov 23, 2012

    If you had asked me about a couple weeks ago, I'd have said Oskar Blues or Founders. But, 3 Floyds has assertively taken the crown for me. I wouldn't be disappointed with the other two (or Great Lakes for that matter). But, 3F has just really impressed me.
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  29. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    Jackie O's.

    (really the answer is probably Cantillon, but just in case I can actually tire of sours I went with someone with more diversity)
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  30. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    Town Hall. Keeping it local.
  31. I've only had Arthur from Hill Farmstead, but damn if I could get more...
  32. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (695) Illinois Aug 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders. Very well rounded and all are delicious.
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  33. Ford

    Ford Advocate (570) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'll go local and say Saint Arnold's... love Pumpkinator, Christmas, BB1 and Spring Bock, Winter Stout... and I like many of the others.
  34. Russian River Brewing Company my friends.
    Hops and Sours...Hops and Sours.
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  35. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    Founders or Dark Horse Brewery.
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  36. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Aficionado (110) Texas Apr 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders. Everything they make is great.
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  37. Founders, Bells or Russian River.
    I love RR, but they dont have a lot of the heavy and dynamics that both Founders and Bells do year round. However...I could drink Pliny the Elder everyday for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. Never had the Younger before anyone asks.
  38. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) California Jan 22, 2012

    New Glarus.

    I do love Ballast Point, Alpine, Russian River, Moonlight & Central Water. But New Glarus takes the cake for supplying the ENTIRE STATE OF WISCONSIN with incredible beer. And for not selling outside of the state. At all. Ever. And for having a brewery like a mash-up of Old Time German, a Swiss Chateau & Disneyland.
  39. Great Divide
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  40. Chooch

    Chooch Disciple (50) Minnesota Nov 6, 2012

    I'm with you on keeping it local, so I'll go with the fitger's brewhouse, who's brewmaster happens to be the brother of town hall's brewmaster