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Favorite Brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jacurdy60, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. Beerswimmer

    Beerswimmer Mar 4, 2013 Michigan

    Weihenstephaner. Their beers come all the way from Germany and still cost less than most average 4 packs. Makes me want to slap most brewers in the face for over charging.

    Also Short's.
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  2. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Dec 1, 2012 New York

    Goose Island
  3. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Odell has some of the best CO IPA's - Myrcenary DIPA and their Black IPA.
    Oksar Blues So many Imperial IPA's to chose from and totally delicious.
  4. hailpurdue

    hailpurdue Aug 6, 2012 Arizona

    I love the exotics, FFF & Cigar City (I'm in AZ, so hard to get)

    The next bad beer Firestone makes will be the first, Other than some really strange stuff, Odell isn't far behind. Bells just makes awesome drinkable beer.
  5. kal4478

    kal4478 Jan 18, 2013 Ohio

    listermann's and triple digit.. same brewery different brands
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  6. Craftonly23121

    Craftonly23121 Jun 28, 2011 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Wow thats a tuff question. For me its probably DogFish Head. When I think of all the beers they make that I love I have to go with them. Bitches Brew, Black & Blue, Olde School, Immort Ale, 120 IPA, just to name a few.
    Close seconds would be:
    Three Floyds
    Two Brothers
    21st Amendment
  7. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

  8. Mcvs1507

    Mcvs1507 Dec 9, 2012 Indiana

    Three Floyds and Upland for their sours!
  9. zoober911

    zoober911 Jul 31, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

  10. TrinidadJ

    TrinidadJ Nov 30, 2012 Trinidad & Tobago

    Drie Fonteinen
  11. IanSpindler

    IanSpindler Jan 6, 2012 Alberta (Canada)

    Definitely Russian River, just went on a pilgrimage to get some Pliny the Younger a month ago. I still smile when I think about the experience!
  12. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    The Struise Brouwers from Belgium. Great guys and even greater beers.....
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  13. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    Hard to answer and restrict to even a few - so much depends on mood and what I feel like drinking.

    Jack's Abby; Stone; Boulevard; DFH; Victory; Clown Shoes - all readily available and can always find something tasty.

    Developing appreciation for Lagunitas although Sucks was kind of a fail with me (victim of the hype, I think).

    And to put on my asbestos undies - I will say Boston Beer Co. Let the flaming commence...
  14. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Since I'm psychic, allow me to speak for some of you:

    Hugonaut13 = Firestone Walker
    cfrances33 = Hill Farmstead
    PoopChute69 = New Holland
  15. GophRube

    GophRube Feb 26, 2013 Minnesota

    Surly- Homer Pick but so solid
    Bells- Love all their beers
    Founders- No brainer
  16. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Three Floyds, Pipeworks, Bell's
  17. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Nov 21, 2008 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I enjoy visiting Ska and Cigar City - both are very laid back and they dispense great beer.
  18. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Stone, Founders, and Ommegang have never disappointed. And Surly for sure. I won't apologize for the homer pick. They're that good.

    KVNBGRY Aug 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Odell - They do no wrong
    Cigar City - They do no wrong
    Aardwolf - They're technically not open yet. Look out though!
  20. MattXT

    MattXT Nov 23, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Founders is #1 for me

    Mendocino, Firestone Walker, and Left Hand get some honorable mention.
  21. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    The one that brew the beer in my hand.

    New Glarus
  22. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Feb 1, 2011 California

    Deschutes Brewery

    In addition to crafting delicious brews year round, the seasonal and special release beers are repeatedly impressive. They are not afraid to experiment and test the boundaries - one of my favorite things to do is sample the experimental brews at the pubs. Their under cap motto is absolutely true: "bravely done".
    What really raises Deschutes up another level is that the crew strives for growth and exposure with their Base Camp events in which they descend upon lucky cities in their distribution territory for fun (mostly free) week long events in which at least beer if not also paired bites are 'a gratis'. It's a chance to meet and chat up the knowledgeable team (usually a brewer or two is with them), score some swag and sample Deschutes brew (sometimes exclusive and special releases are made available).
    For a glimpse at the Base Camp schedule check out http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/events/Base Camp

    -Deschutes Superfan
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  23. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Hate to be a sheep but currently in love with HF, could drink Edward all day long.

    The homer in me says NEBCO is 2nd
    and because I lived in FL briefly I will say CCB after that.

    Damn I'm thirsty, is it 5:30 yet?
  24. Metalaero

    Metalaero Feb 16, 2013 New York

    Troegs: I can drink Troegenator, Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar only for the rest of my life and be a happy happy man :)

    Dogfish Head. I am off centered

    Sixpoint: Local and everything Ive tried Ive enjoyed!
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  25. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Feb 8, 2013 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Going to 3 floyds next weekend. Been counting down the days
  26. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Lately it's been Ballast Point. With their Victory At Sea, Sculpin IPA, and Big Eye IPA, I've enjoyed them tremendously! Shout out to Troeg's as I've tried 5 or 6 of their beers over the years and everyone was VERY good!
  27. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    They're sitting on shelves all the time around Philly.
  28. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Impossible question...so many answers. The better part of all this
    is that favorites can be found all over! For the big crafts
    I'll give it to Lagunitas and SN and Founders and Bell's. For the
    local and (maybe) less distributed I'll give a nod to North Peak and
    Short's and Dark Horse.
  29. njhopspop

    njhopspop Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

  30. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    I find it impossible to name one, so I won't name any.
  31. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Apr 10, 2011 Illinois

    1. Three Floyd's
    2. Founders
    3. Lagunitas
  32. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Jan 15, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    This asks about "favorite" brewery, not "best" brewery and there is a very distinct difference. Candidly, I could make an argument for probably 20 "favorite" and "best" breweries and someone would likely agree. There is just "too much" good beer right now. I could also list favorites based on the extreme quantity that I purchase from some places, i.e., The Bruery, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Founders, Odells, and others.

    However, for reasons to numerous to mention and because of my own quirks and personal likes, my "favorite" is...
  33. Twodox

    Twodox Dec 30, 2012 Virginia

    Bell's, The Alchemist, Two Dachshund Brewery.
  34. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    How about some love for Great Divide and Southern Tier!? They're fantastic. The other obvious one which seems to be a pretty common response is Firestone Walker.
  35. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Oct 3, 2007 New York

    Hill Farmstead close 2nd...
  36. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Oct 3, 2007 New York

  37. IPASearcher

    IPASearcher Feb 12, 2013 California

    Kern River Brewing Company! Great beer and awesome people!
  38. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

  39. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'm kinda stumpted trying to choose one lol. But a few of of my favorites would be..
    Ballast Point
    In no particular order, but I do feel SN deserves an honorable mention as well, best brews on grocery store shelves!
  40. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Jun 18, 2008 Minnesota

    Sierra Nevada
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