If you could only have one beer...

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  1. Yellolab2010

    Yellolab2010 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    This may have been done before? Honestly too lazy to search.
    Question is...if you could only have beer from one brewery who would it be?
    The stipulations are it’s for you only. (Can’t sell etc.)
    Imagine being on a island by yourself and every time this brewery in the real world releases something you get 1 of those to yourself in whatever format it is. No Kegs! Haha. So for example I’m gonna say treehouse. I get 1 can of everything they do every time they do it. I know bud and such drop it everyday. Looking for more well thought answers.
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  2. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (4,624) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Anything hand delivered by Adriana Lima from Russian River.
  3. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,895) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    No well thoughts answers needed. If I was living on a lonely island by myself I’d drink Alesmith IPA all day long.

    If I was living in Antartica then send me some (warmer) Stouts from Founders. I’m a simple man.
  4. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,411) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    Wow, that's really a tough one. Ask me again next week and my answer will probably be totally different. Right now I'm drinking a Cigar City Jai-Alai IPA which is sublime but since I haven't any of their other brews, I'll go with Founders for now. Solid brews and great diversity of brews.
  5. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,514) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    If I was stuck on a desert island, I'd go with Bud Light. With the quantities they produce and the fact that it's essentially water, means I may live long enough to visit a proper brewery.
  6. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,108) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Isabelle Proximus all day every day and I would be more than happy. But for one brewery and what they release ongoingly, it would not be Lost Abbey, but Hill Farmstead.
  7. Ice_Cream_And_IPAs

    Ice_Cream_And_IPAs Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2016 New York

    I've never had any Tree House or HF, and I'm not sure how frequently Trillium releases their cans so It's Russian River for me. Pliny is bottled (I think) quite frequently, and I'm still getting my Supplication, Consecration and Sanctification once in a while. STS is honestly a decent pilsner too.

    The smart answer, though, would probably be Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas. Both make fairly competent beer in a variety of styles, and in decent quantities.
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  8. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,197) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Fat Heads. And I wouldn’t look back.
  9. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    St. Pauli Girl hand delivered.
  10. Boverhof3

    Boverhof3 Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2006 Michigan

    Founders bring back your RIS.
  11. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,909) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    I haven't had all that "special" beer listed above, except some of SN & Founders, so I'll go with Ommegang. Their original 4 is what got me to actually like beer, & those still taste wonderful now, 21 years later. I'd trust them to deliver a positive experience on the island. :wink:
  12. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abby, only because I’m on an island that I assume is tropical and they’ll keep me in tasty lagers year round.
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  13. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,960) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Yes, this has been asked several times. But still I'll play...for me it would be Prairie Pirate Bomb, aged at least 6 months to mute the coffee, revealing the rum. Some BBA beers are runners-up.
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  14. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,437) Nov 1, 2001 Florida

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  15. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,111) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I may be off the reservation here, but I think I'd go with Sixpoint or Boulevard.
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  16. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,045) Aug 16, 2009 North Carolina

    If I had Natalie Portman bringing me pitchers of Firestone Walker I would be the happiest man who has ever lived.
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  17. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Zealot (566) Dec 30, 2014 Florida

    Other Half, it's pretty much all I drink as is, as per which one.... space diamonds right now, though after this weekend it will be double mosaic daydream!
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  18. Lahey

    Lahey Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Probably oddside ales. They make good ipas and have a great diversity of beer in their portfolio. I'm not a fan of every style, but I think a little variety would save my sanity on a deserted island.

    I already liked them, but after my taproom visit the other day my love is reinforced. (They had shirts as cheap as 10 dollars, pretty down to earth prices. Got a crowler of hazels nuts for around 12 bucks, not bad for a pretty rare beer)
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  19. Livyatan1996

    Livyatan1996 Zealot (539) Sep 29, 2017 Missouri

    my gut is to say Urban Chestnuts Stammtisch cause I can drink those things one after the other, but being stranded on an island would suck so just load me up with some Olde English or some other cheap garbage and I'll live off the land as drunk as possible
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  20. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    Sam Adams. Over the course of time the have covered more ground than any new beer boys ever will. I have a shot at every beer style that exists. No one else can offer that in a dessert island sceanario.
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  21. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,395) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I'd go with Founders for the one brewery. But if I had to choose only one beer, it would be Two Hearted.
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  22. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Chimay White.
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  23. jaxxs

    jaxxs Initiate (44) Feb 4, 2018 England

    Deya, the UK’s best brewery for hoppy beers
  24. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,960) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    That would be even better if you didn't have to listen to her political views... :wink:
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  25. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Meyvn (1,311) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'd choose Victory. They have a wide range of beers and are generally high quality across the board.
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  26. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada no need for the new releases the Pale Ale every day would be fine.
  27. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,567) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    My choice for this latest deserted island beer thread is Half Acre, just keep that fresh daisy cutter coming!.
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  28. shadyside

    shadyside Devotee (402) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

  29. Psilo

    Psilo Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2017 California

    I think I'll go with Firestone, particularly if this island gets Barrelworks. I think I could live on Pivo, Luponic Distortion and the occasional stout or sour.
  30. oldbean

    oldbean Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    This question has some very strange parameters. Regardless, the answer is Hill Farmstead, definitely Hill Farmstead, no one but Hill Farmstead, everyone who gave a different answer is wrong, it's Hill Farmstead.
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  31. YouGuysAreSick

    YouGuysAreSick Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2018 Maryland

    Since SN Pale is already getting a lot of love I'll happily take the Summerfest
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  32. Dreyski

    Dreyski Aspirant (276) Dec 13, 2015 England

    Probably Cloudwater, you'd never get the same beer twice.
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  33. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,561) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I second this.

    Assuming I'm on a desert island and I get 1 beer per day that comes in fresh, HF has enough variety of beers at a high level, to provide me with that satisfaction as a brewery.

    Only 1 beer for rest of my life? Would probably have to be an AAL. Less flavor means I never get tired of it.
  34. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (556) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Pizza Boy
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  35. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,462) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Only one beer from the one brewer forever or only one of each beer from the one brewer as they release them (and nothing in-between?) or only beers from one brewer for all time?

    Regardless, my instinctive first response was Other Half...

    (my second choice was Trillium)
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  36. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Devotee (417) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    So have to say Alchemist. Don't think I could go on if I knew I couldn't have any more Heady Topper.....
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  37. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (185) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Since SNPA is spoken for already, I'd say Alchemist.I'll trade @NYR-Zuuuuc my Heady for his Focal.
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  38. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,363) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

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  39. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (2,098) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    THIS. This guy gets it. No surprise. +1.
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  40. Riff

    Riff Champion (891) May 12, 2016 Virginia

    Blue Mountain
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