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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by goodbeerallday, Dec 28, 2012.
Sierra Nevada, founders and lagunitas.
Great Lakes. Great diversity and not a dud among them.
I'm torn so I go with Goose Farmstead!
Abrasive, Darkness, Furious, Bender, Fest, Wet, Anniversary...
Clearly Surly is the one who in the Darkness binds them.
I was just coming in to say this - the diversity and quality that Jackie O's puts on tap is amazing.
New Glarus! Got something for every mood.
Hops - Moon Man, Black Top, IIPA
Darker Beers - Coffee Stout, Road Slush, Fat Squirrel
Lagers - Everyone they make
Fruit beers I think we all know they take the cake there!
Moorgat all the way!
Got to be Founders. KBS, Porter, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer could fit the bill for eternity. But, I'd still long for Hopslam!
Russian River bitches!
Hobbit brewing co.
I know I'm the only dipshit to call it.
Founders is definitely something I could survive on.
Freetail for something I have access to. Though they lack a bit in the darker stuff.
Jester king for sours and and darker stuff. Lacking in ipa's though.
I can't really think of anybody that balances all styles that I'd want that I have access to.
Goose island is coming to Texas but if hate to count on InBev. Seems like most breweries lack one my 3 major categories. Stout, sour, and hoppy. Jester king would kind of fit the bill. Farmhouse, stout,and sour. But even though I'm a bit burned out I occasionally need a hoppy brew.
I was going to say the same thing!
Well, it's got to have a sessionable lager that is produced all year, it's got to have a hell of a DIPA, it's got to have a nice stout, it's got to have some cool seasonals and it's got to have the occasional "out of left field" beer......
Hmmmm.....I'm still thinking.....
Hill Farmstead. /thread
GI for the win.
Maine Brewing Co.
Lunch for life
This makes me really wish founders would make sours or that russian river would make stouts.
RR makes a stout.
Founders should make lagers - Edit, so they can show they can do it like SN.
Put me in the Cigar City camp
It would have to be a brewery that nails a number of styles flawlessly.
As much as I love Founders, they don't have a solid IPA so they're out. Bells is solid enough, but I guess I want more BA stuff. Black Note is good but I want much more. Same comment for Fat Heads, more BA is needed (too bad, as their standard line-up is excellent, probably class-leading).
I guess the answer has to be FFF. Pfft, they're so fucking evil with their high prices and what-not, I guess that fits the LOTR theme in this thread.
I'm going Terrapin
For stouts they have Wake n Bake and Moo Hoo
For IPAs they Hopzilla, Hopsecutioner, Hop Karma
easy Rider is a great session beer
The side projects and collaborations will keep it interesting.
Please note that I reserve the right to give a completely different answer the next time this thread isstarted
That's why Bell's edges out Founders for me. I haven't had KBS yet but Expedition Stout is right there with FBS for me.
Great Divide for me as well.....cant get enough of the Yeti
As i have recently discovered that i can drink Abyss & Dissident over and over again for the rest of my life. I would have to say Deschutes.
Their year rounds are solid and their seasonal/limited releases are amazing.
Good answer. Deschutes does most styles and do them fairly well.
Sierra Nevada. Price, quality and availability. If y'all wuz honest, you would say the same thang.
And because of Dissident, i'm officially gonna start exploring sour, fruit, lambic, etc brews, which i have never really tried before.
They're Fucking amazing. I fought sours for years, but now I'm hooked. It's like rediscovering the ipa. A new fresh style to keep me going.
Founders, across the board styles and primo brews
Sierra Nevada is lacking. Hopheads have a hard time letting go of the sticky icky. Eventually the hop abrasion gets a bit old. Don't get me wrong. I love a hoppy brew here and there but the hops can get a bit old.
This is easy, Kuhnhenn. Their line-up top to bottom is top notch.
I'm with you on this. Surly hasn't let me down yet.
Russian River doesnt make barrel-aged stouts. Founders doesn't make sours. So I'll go with Hill Farmstead.
Alpine, Hill Farmstead, Cantillon, would be my choices.
Heh, you have to pick one!
Oh shit, Hill Farmstead is the correct answer! Forget my previous post about FFF, Hill Farmstead is the most obvious choice. Every beer is made exactly as I'd want it, usually before I even know I want it done that way.
I'd definitely say 3 Floyds or Founders. Love almost everything from both breweries. Russian River is great but I dont like how fast Pliny and Blind Pig fall off if not fresh...
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