Current favorite brewery and style by the brewery?

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  1. HopBiscuit34

    HopBiscuit34 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 New Hampshire

    Which brewery in your opinion is just killing it right now and which beer is their trademark?
     
  2. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Founders, Breakfast Stout
     
  3. Steamer

    Steamer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012 Missouri

    For me it's Founders because there aren't many of their offerings that I don't love. If I had to pick, their IS, BS, and Dirty Bastard are 3 of my favorites.
     
  4. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    New England Brewing, Gandhi Bot
     
  5. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (510) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    Three Floyds

    Robert The Bruce

    everyone goes for the IPA's (which are obviously great) but this chocolatey bad boy is always on the shelf winking at me when i pass by
     
  6. MCDub

    MCDub Aspirant (289) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina
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    Changes regularly. Right now Wicked Weed - Ruffian Black IPA.
     
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    We could go Bell's, IPAs and Two Hearted if we wanted.
     
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  8. dieBlume

    dieBlume Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2013 Virginia

    Tie between Ommegang's Three Philosophers & Unibroue's La Terrible
     
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  9. Howler89

    Howler89 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Colorado

    Russian River Brewing

    Not one beer that is not outstanding.
     
  10. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    Unibroue but Trois Pistoles or Don de Dieu
     
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  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,114) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Wish I could get a steady supply of the best IIPA I have had in quite a while. Boneyard is the brewery and Hop Venom is the most delicious beer I have tasted recently.

    As far as favorite brewery really cranking out amazing beers of multiple styles and incredible artistry. That honor goes to Peekskill, where Chief is absolutely killing it.
     
  12. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Tie between Schell's and Sierra Nevada. I'm totally serious. If you haven't tried Schell's Stag Series Barleywine, go find it while you still can. Sierra Nevada? Torpedo and Myrcenary....
     
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  13. HopBiscuit34

    HopBiscuit34 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 New Hampshire

    I gotta go with Firestone Walker. Just tried the Parabola, epic! Also they have one of the best double IPAs I've ever had, the Double Jack!
     
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  14. HopBiscuit34

    HopBiscuit34 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 New Hampshire

    I can't get Three Floyd's where I live, but I desperately want to try Zombie Dust and the Dreadnaught.
     
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  15. Titans77

    Titans77 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Maryland

    Firestone Walker is KILLING IT! Their barrel aged program is the BEST in the country. Parabola is a solid example of this, and my current favorite.
     
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  16. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I miss them up here. I loved the IST, equal parts because it was good and I like Star Wars
     
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  17. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Union Jack is my go to IPA, and Sucaba is a damn good barleywine
     
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  18. Grant35

    Grant35 Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    Lost Abbey - Gift of the Magi
     
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  19. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Great Divide makes an exceptional Farmhouse Ale (Colette), IPA (Titan), and Imperial Stout (Yeti).
     
  20. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    i hate to be the guy that says st bernardus, but i'm all about the abt 12. the tripel is also fantastic.

    overlooked is always the pater 6, that is an awesome beer that isn't as readily available as the above two.

    oddly enough, i'm not a huge fan of the prior 8
     
  21. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,591) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    NEBCO, and hoppy beers in general - from Galaxy Pale Ale through IPAs like Supernaut and Fuzzy Baby Ducks (to say nothing of the dependably delicious Sea Hag) to DIPAs like Gandhi and Coriolis, they're absolutely killing it with all things lupuline.
     
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  22. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,445) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    Green Flash Brewery

    Rayon Vert. Or West Coast IPA is good too. Or Palate Wrecker DIPA.
     
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  23. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Seriously. This last year has just been monumental for them, I could session Galaxy all day long and I have wild and dirty dreams about Coriolis.
     
  24. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Lagunitas. Most ibu's per $ anywhere.

    Maximus, Sucks, Hop Stoopid, Sumpin' Sumpin', Dogtown.
    Lagunitas gets most of my beer budget,
     
  25. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    If I had to go by current It would have to be Firestone because of the close releases of Sucaba to Parabola.
     
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  26. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Toppling Goliath

    Naughty Temple

    *End thread*
     
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  27. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (6,757) Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    Mikkeller. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.
     
  28. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    Firestone...and style BBA anything. XIV is extremely impressive, and abacus and parabola are top tier in their style. DDBA is really good and I can't wait to try velvet merkin. Wish I lived near barrelworks but unfortunately I am on the other side of the country. (they do hops well too, union, double jack, wookey are some of my favorites)
     
  29. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    another vote for NEBCO, and yeah, their hoppy 1-off beers. fuzzy baby ducks is my favorite IPA. we'll see if supernaut surpasses it when i have a growler tomorrow night.

    ...but their other beers are amazing too. wet willy is the most underrated beer in the northeast. 668 is on par with the BSPAs that inspired it. IST remains solid (and the recent BA IST was excellent). etc. everything they do is excellent (loved the recent coffee porter).

    ---

    ...tied with hill farmstead. i mean, come on. hill farmstead take everything to another level.
     
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  30. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,143) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    Alchemist-Heady Topper

    Shut it down, let's go home
     
  31. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,272) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    take it with you?

    Karbach in Houston ... Sympathy for the Lager, the Hopadillo and Wiesse Versa make them as solid a 3 for 3 as any new brewery I've tried.
     
  32. raynmoon

    raynmoon Defender (690) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    did you just say that Unibroue everything BUT Trois Pistoles/ Don De Dieu?
     
  33. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,143) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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  34. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Cantillion

    Lambic
     
  35. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,753) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Lagunitas gets most of my Hoppy beer budget, too.
     
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Jester King.

    American Wild Ales.
     
  37. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,851) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Crooked Stave - Surette Reserva Chardonnay BA
     
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  38. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Cigar City for their stouts and Funky Buddha for their porter
     
  39. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Jolly Pumpkin; have a handfull of favorites from them but number one is Bier De Mars.
     
  40. premierpro

    premierpro Disciple (381) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan
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    Arcadia Brewing Company. Big Dicks Old Ale.
     
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