Beers from just 10 breweries - which do you choose?

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  1. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (854) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    Ok all,

    I know this thread is not breaking new ground per se as there have been many "If you could just drink beers from X breweries" what would they be, but it's been awhile since I've seen one and I honestly believe that 10 would be the absolutely minimum number I could live with. Here are mine:

    1. Hill Farmstead
    2. Russian River
    3. Cantillon
    4. Founders
    5. Drie Fonteinen
    6. Goose Island
    7. Midnight Sun
    8. Three Floyds
    9. Lost Abbey
    10. De Struise

    I would be very happy to be "limited" to the entire line-ups of the aforementioned brewers!


    I created this thread because every once in a while someone posts a brewery I'm not very familiar with and I end up seeking out and enjoying some great beers because of it.
     
  2. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    Russian River, Lagunitas, Alesmith, The Bruery, 3F, Firestone Walker, Cantillon, Goose Island, Founders, Stone
     
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  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    goose island
    founders
    6 point
    lagunitas
    alesmith
    dogfish head
    bells
    kona brewing
    brooklyn brewery
    samuel smith
     
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  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,514) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    1-ABI, 2-Deschutes, 3-Chimay, 4-Unibroue, 5-Kulshan, 6-Red Peaks, 7-Ithaca, 8-Brooklyn, 9-Westvleteren, 10-Chuckanut.
     
  5. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus
    Central Waters
    Ale Asylum
    Bells
    Founders
    Lagunitas
    Lakefront
    Toppling Goliath
    New Belgium
    And I guess North Coast just for Old Raspy if I can not get enough FIS or Expidition to last a year.
     
  6. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,067) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Dang, I am not sure that list couldn't do it for everybody, what a great list of breweries to satisfy almost every craving. Well done! I too would be a happy man drinking those and no others.
     
  7. Shumania

    Shumania Initiate (0) May 26, 2009 Virginia

    I'll take a try:

    1. Founders - Great variety and overall lineup
    2. Bells - Great variety and overall lineup
    3. Goose Island - Great variety and overall lineup, also hits some sours
    4. Troegs - Must have Nugget Nectar
    5. Three Floyd's - Great variety and overall lineup
    6. Russian River - hits on some very good IPAs and sours
    7. The Alchemist - Heady Topper
    8. Blue Mountain - Need something local
    9. Mayflower - Local from my roots
    10. Chimay - standard Belgian offering
     
  8. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (854) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    Very tough leaves off my list were Allagash, New Glarus, Bells, Alpine and Fantome.
     
  9. jnoble

    jnoble Initiate (143) Feb 23, 2012 Washington

    Dogfish Head..Deschutes..Ayinger..Fremont..Black Raven..Stone..Firestone Walker..Ommegang..Sierra Nevada..AleSmith

    That was tough though!
     
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  10. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (507) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    1. Firestone Walker
    2. Russian River
    3. Surly
    4. Sierra Nevada
    5. Fremont
    6. Founders
    7. Deschutes
    8. Lagunitas
    9. Boneyard
    10. Sixpoint
     
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  11. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    In no particular order:

    1.) Jack's Abby
    2.) Sierra Nevada
    3.) Founders
    4.) Long Trail
    5.) Brooklyn
    6.) New England Brewing Co.
    7.) Lagunitas
    8.) Pretty Things
    9.) Stone
    10.) Victory
     
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  12. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (228) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Bell's
    Ballast Point
    Alesmith
    Stone
    Firestone Walker
    Unibroue
    Oskar Blues
    Great Divide
    Weihenstephaner
    Sierra Nevada
     
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  13. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    1.Firestone
    2.lagunitas
    3.russian river
    4.goose island
    5.kern river
    6.founders
    7.3 floyds
    8.alpine
    9.beachwood bbq
    10. stone
     
  14. markeyri

    markeyri Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2009 Massachusetts

    Weihenstephaner
    Hill farmstead
    Bells
    Cantillon
    Jolly pumpkin
    De ranke
    Pretty things
    Founders
    Sierra nevada
    Schlenkerla
     
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  15. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,067) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Cantillon
    Stillwater
    Evolution
    Founders
    Dogfish Head
    Stone
    Victory
    Goose Island
    Sierra Nevada
    De Struise
     
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  16. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    Cantillon
    Founders
    3 Floyds
    Bells
    Mikkeller
    Russian River
    Crooked Stave
    Allagash
    Dogfish Head
    New Belgium
     
  17. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Russian River
    Deschutes
    Cantillon
    Firestone Walker
    Founders
    Lagunitas
    Drakes
    The Bruery
    Sierra Nevada
    Hills Farmstead
     
  18. jtmiller03

    jtmiller03 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2008 Oklahoma

    Hard to argue most of those but I'd really miss Cigar City.
     
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  19. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,715) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    only listing ones I can get...

    Weihenstephaner
    Heller Trum (Schlenkerla)
    Cantillon
    Rodenbach
    Fullers
    Sierra Nevada
    Lagunitas
    Victory
    Firestone Walker
    Goose Island
     
  20. BenJames

    BenJames Aspirant (215) Mar 3, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Also listing what I can get and have had:

    Pipeworks!
    Revolution
    3 Floyd's
    New Glarus
    Lagunitas
    Bells
    Founders
    Goose island
    Surly
    Dogfish head
     
  21. whatsgoody

    whatsgoody Aspirant (298) Nov 16, 2012 Vermont

    Sierra Nevada
    Hill farmstead
    Allagash
    Founders
    Russian river
    Cigar city
    Schneider Weisse
    Andechser
    Cantillon
    Westvleteran
     
  22. fx20736

    fx20736 Savant (992) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    I am glad to see Goose Island getting so much love in this thread. Mine:

    1. Goose Island
    2. Founder's
    3. Anchor Brewing
    4. Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams)
    5. Brouwerij Corsendonk
    6. Bières de Chimay S.A.
    7. Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
    8. Fuller Smith & Turner
    9. Hook Norton
    10. Greene King / Morland Brewery
    2 of these, Sam Adams and Greene King were picked due to the wide range of beers in their lineup.

    my runner ups; Sierra Nevada and Ommegang.
     
  23. Jayeblue24

    Jayeblue24 Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Idaho

    Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Deshutes, Rogue, Avery, Cigar City, Lost Abbey, Stone, Dogfish Head & Southern Tier.....tuff choices...
     
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  24. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    Where's the love for Cigar City?
    These would be mine:

    CCB
    Goose Island
    Founder's
    Stone
    Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    3 Floyd's
    Sierra Nevada
    Lagunitas
     
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  25. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (653) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I'd be surprised if an argument didn't break out for local beer, just because it's fresh.
     
  26. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    In NO order
    1. Alesmith
    2.Dogfish Head
    3. Goose Island
    4. Firestone Walker
    5. Three Floyd's
    6. Russian River
    7. The Alchemist
    8. Deschutes
    9. Sierra Nevada
    10. Ommegang
     
  27. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (854) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    The great thing about trading with really great BAs is that you are able to taste beers from far-flung breweries in their best condition. Seriously, I've had week old Zombie Dust and Duet and many other great beers (fresh and optimally aged) because of great relationships I've built within this community.
     
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  28. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,086) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Assuming no problems with getting regular distribution:

    Deschutes
    Rogue
    Weihenstephaner
    Ayinger
    Samuel Smiths
    Lagunitas
    Stone
    Founder's
    Firestone-Walker
    Sierra Nevada

    Alas, a lot of good breweries would be missed.
     
  29. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (664) Nov 17, 2006 England

    Hmm...

    Ayinger
    Cantillon
    Allagash
    Firestone Walker
    Deschutes
    Boulevard
    Bell's
    Revolution
    Metropolitan
    Sierra Nevada

    No particular order.
     
  30. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Lets see.

    New England Brewing Co.
    Hill Farmstead
    Maine Brewing
    Six Point
    Founders
    New Glarus
    Cigar City
    Lawson's
    Couple other
     
  31. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    off the top of my head, that i've been drinking lately, no order besides Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel first.


    #1Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
    Stone
    Firestone walker
    Clown Shoes
    Jester King
    Russian River
    Lagunitas
    Founders
    ommegang
    alesmith


     
  32. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,335) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    In no particular order:

    New Glarus
    Lakefront
    Capital
    Ale Asylum
    Jester King
    Central Waters
    Bell's
    Founders
    Three Floyds
    Firestone Walker
     
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  33. unseenbyyou

    unseenbyyou Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2008 California

    mine would have to be (in no order)

    Firestone walker
    Alpine
    Russian River
    New Belgium
    Ommegang
    Deschutes
    Lagunitas
    Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
    Ballast Point
    Boulevard
     
  34. Falcone

    Falcone Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Lagunitas
    Bells
    Founders
    Sierra Nevada
    Stone
    Deschutes
    Victory
    Smuttynose
    Samuel Smith
    Unibroue

    Predictable yes but its the truth
     
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  35. Kinsman

    Kinsman Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Hill Farmstead
    Smuttynose
    Firestone Walker
    Sierra Nevada
    Allagash
    Lawsons Finest Liquids
    Founders
    Weihenstephaner
    Cantillon
    Fullers
     
  36. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (833) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Assuming this means that suddenly beers from all of these ten breweries become obtainable without having to trade:
    Cigar City
    Hill Farmstead
    Cantillon
    The Bruery
    Founders
    Russian River
    Weihenstephaner
    Samuel Smith
    Three Floyds
    St. Bernardus
     
  37. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (544) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Victory
    Troegs
    Sly Fox
    Tired Hands
    Cantillon
    Wheihenstephaner
    Firestone Walker
    Lagunitas
    Russian River
    De Dolle
     
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  38. bound4er

    bound4er Crusader (765) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    Founders
    Lagunitas
    New Glarus
    FFF
    Central Waters
    Lakefront
    Bells
    Surly
    Cantillon
    Ale Asylum
     
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  39. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,045) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    The first 5 in bold are the only ones I really need. The others are gravy.

    Hill Farmstead
    Ayinger
    De Struise
    Stone
    Lagunitas
    Mahr's
    Samuel Smith
    St. Bernardus
    Mikkeller
    Ommegang
     
  40. KingBiscuit

    KingBiscuit Disciple (373) May 30, 2005 Illinois

    10 is way to many for an interesting thread.
     
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