3 Breweries for the rest of your life.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Urk1127, Oct 24, 2015.

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  1. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Defender (677) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    We know you picked it totally for Not Your Fathers Root Beer :slight_smile:
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  2. KingEdward

    KingEdward Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    Can't pick only 3...
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada
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  4. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,006) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    OK, already posted, but if I had a 4th, it might be Ballast point.
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  5. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Fat Head's
    - They make some of the best hoppy beers out there and their barrel program has been increasing as well as some great German and Belgian styles too.

    Jackie O's
    - Their year round beers are pretty solid, but their barrel program is insane (the Stouts, Barleywines, etc.) and they are making some KILLER Sours too.

    Wicked Weed
    - Their Sours and Wild Ales are crazy good and they make some really unique and interesting beers that are almost always really tasty and their IPAs are great too.
  6. Friendlyfire

    Friendlyfire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Virginia

  7. Soloveitchik

    Soloveitchik Disciple (328) Feb 7, 2013 New York

    Pipeworks, Hill Farmstead, Alpine
  8. fx20736

    fx20736 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 New York

  9. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (468) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Don't need all 3. Just one. Trillium
  10. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (885) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Based on current availability where I wouldn't have to relocate. Honestly, even if any and all breweries became magically more available to me this wouldn't change much. This covers awesome IPAs, sours, Belgians, BBA and a a fairly comprehensive spectrum of styles.

    Russian River
    Firestone Walker
    The Bruery

    FW does everything well. RR does hoppy beers and amazing sours. The brewery does the craziest shit in terms of barrel aging, big beers and variety in those genres.
  11. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (407) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    Sierra Nevada
    de Garde
    Wicked Weed
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  12. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,536) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Tree House - The hop bill is exceptional, always.
    Alchemist - I would never complain about HT for eternity.
    Stone - Because I do like other styles, and they do everything exceptionally well. Plus, I know they will continue to push limits, unlike others who stay in their comfort zone.

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  13. Woodman70

    Woodman70 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Wisconsin

    New Glarus ...Toppling Goliath... Surly
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  14. Tbub18

    Tbub18 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2014 New York

    Hill Farmstead, Treehouse, Trillium
  15. gonzo000

    gonzo000 Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Hill Farmstead, Souther Tier, Sierra Nevada (beating Stone in a steel cage match for #3)
  16. Pete_2112

    Pete_2112 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2014 Colorado

    Oskar Blues
    New Belgium
    Sierra Nevada
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  17. woodchipper

    woodchipper Poo-Bah (1,519) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Man I'm sick of these type of threads. Just read the ratings.
    But after bitching I have to contribute-
    -Founders Oatmeal Breakfast Stout
    -Victory Prima Pils

    (random order)
  18. mcrawford

    mcrawford Devotee (446) Aug 14, 2013 Michigan

    Based on breweries I have a lot of experience with it would be Bell's, Unibroue, and Jolly Pumpkin.
  19. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey

    Trillium - love the hop profiles and don't brew a bad beer
    Kane - wide style range all executed amazingly well
    De Garde - because I like sours

    If this could be reality I'd honestly be good.
  20. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (602) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    3 Floyds
    ..the third is so tough for me since Indiana doesn't get Firestone.. I like what I've had though

    Clown Shoes (bombers only. Don't care much for the packs but their bombers are on amother level).
  21. WillemHC

    WillemHC Initiate (154) Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    If I could do
    Sierra Nevada or Firestone (whichever works)
    Russian River

    With those three.. I cant even
  22. Stevem68

    Stevem68 Meyvn (1,085) May 14, 2015 Ohio

    This is tough to do, but this is my three. ( mostly based on my location )

    1. Three Floyds
    2. Jackie O's
    3. Founders

    Pretty sure I'd be set with these three
  23. Wrongboy

    Wrongboy Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2015 Washington

    Good call on alewerks. Just wish I could get their beers in Washington state.
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  24. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Firestone Walker - Best barrel program on the planet, best combo of diversity, distribution, and price
    Fat Head's - Best hoppy beer portfolio out there
    Hill Farmstead - Huge diversity in styles and impeccably well made beer
  25. MichialTanner1

    MichialTanner1 Initiate (0) May 17, 2009 Texas

    Yes, it's been done before several times in various iterations. Still, it's fun to contemplate:
    • O'dell
    • Russian River
    • Unibroue
    Alternate: Founders, if one of the above three doesn't survive the apocalypse or isn't drop-shipped to such isolated island.
  26. WertMaker

    WertMaker Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2009 Oregon

    Oskar Blues
    Russian River
    de Garde

    Couldn't we do our favorite five ..... :confused:
  27. alex_delany

    alex_delany Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 New York

    Wow. Going to post tomorrow morning, when all the parts are moving as they should be.
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  28. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2014 California

    Very hard to pick three. But here goes.

    Stone - I grew up on their beer in San Diego, so very loyal to them. Main reason is that they have a really wide diversity of beers they brew that are consistently excellent.

    Clown Shoes - they are always brewing something exciting, and their barrel aged program is getting really good. Just had the Rexx, which was an imperial red ale aged in bourbon barrels.....who does that? Clown Shoes, that's who. And it was damn good.

    Firestone Walker - Third choice was tough because I was thinking of Russian River or Alesmith for this slot. Firestone is really diverse too, and that's why they would be my third vote. Barrel program is insane, and they seem to make A LOT of great beers. I'd like to think I'm just getting started with them.
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  29. GoodJuJu

    GoodJuJu Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2015 California

    Stone - Always experimenting and coming up with new stuff that hits more than misses imo
    Beachwood - Like Stone, they're always making new stuff and they try most styles.
    Boulevard - Favorite American brewery doing Belgian things, plus their more American styles are also awesome.
  30. Mshea805

    Mshea805 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 California

    1. Firestone Walker - Best, most consistent and fairly priced barrel aged big beers and great sours which is about all I drink
    2. Any random brewery that makes a great IPA since FW falls short here
    3. Dont care
  31. dddddddd

    dddddddd Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2015 Washington

    De Garde
    Side Project
  32. YamHandler

    YamHandler Initiate (144) Jul 18, 2014 Colorado

    Hill Farmstead
  33. DeadWalkerAir

    DeadWalkerAir Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 South Carolina

    Tree House, Other Half, Toppling Goliath...man there are so many I could also list
  34. Friendlyfire

    Friendlyfire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Virginia

    Damn. I always thought Union Jack was pretty great!
  35. Vason

    Vason Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2008 Ohio

    Lagunitas for my everyday things, Brouwerij Van Steenberge for that sweet Gulden Draak, and Hoppin Frog for their ridiculous stouts and such.
  36. emount91

    emount91 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2015 Connecticut

    (i'm sure this will change, but)

    1. New England Brewing
    2. Trillium Brewing
    3. Other Half Brewing
  37. vfgccp

    vfgccp Poo-Bah (3,929) Oct 28, 2010 New York
    Society Trader

    Firestone Walker, The Bruery, and either The Lost Abbey, Trillium, or Cantillon. So hard.
  38. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,039) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    Different order, same breweries.

    Maybe Jack's Abby instead of Treehouse, not because Treehouse isn't better, just because I can actually get Jack's Abby.
  39. FBorrego

    FBorrego Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2015 Brazil

  40. dsmil

    dsmil Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2009 Maryland

    Sierra Nevada - A lot of solid beers and frequent new releases
    Dogfish Head - My sentimental choice as a graduate of Univ. of Delaware (the beer doesn't hurt either)
    Founders - Yum
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