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If you could visit any three breweries in the world...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HuskyinPDX, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. HuskyinPDX

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    Which three would it be?
    For me:
    Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Three Floyds
     
  2. brikelly

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    Tonight I just finished my top three:

    1. Cantillon
    2. Hill Farmstead
    3. Russian River

    Beergasms occurred at each one.
     
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    De Dolle

    Russian River

    Cantillon
     
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    Jolly Pumpkin

    De Struise

    Jester King

    I'm fascinated by these three more than most.
     
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    Sly Fox, Victory and DFH. Visit them OFTEN.
     
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    Founders
    Cantillon
    Fantome
     
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    1)Het Anker on Tuesday I'll probably be having Cuvee Van de Keizer Blue Feb 5th the date they brew each batch.
    2)Kona Brewing love their Koko Brown plus I'd love to go to Hawaii & they're brewery has a lot stuff on tap too.
    3)Brouwerij Van Steengerge Especially if Johnny Fincioen from the youtube clips is there. I wanna have a beer with that guy.
     
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    Cantillon (I mean, cmon)
    De Molen
    Russian River (I WILL make it here someday)

    I'd say Hill Farmstead, but I hear it's sorta a garage with a beer counter, lol.

    If I could sneak inside Goose Island's barrel program and get a tour, that would be awesome as well... but as far as I know, there are no tours.
     
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    Cantillon
    Russian River
    Funky Buddha
     
  11. ballslaponthefartbox

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    Founders, Firestone Walker, and Stone. Never been to Founders or Firestone walker, gotta get back to Stone. A very close 4th is Oskar Blues because I heard they have great BBQ.
     
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    Westvleteren
    Russian River
    Alpine
     
  13. Hotmetal1

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    Cantillon
    De Struise
    De Dolle
    Was checked off my bucket list last April. I want to do a repeat in the future.
     
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    I've been to Funky Buddha.

    Uh, there's not much to see of their equipment (I believe it's 1bbl, very small system). The beer is just as amazing as you've heard though.

    They are building a new production brewery however.
     
  15. turfy

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    Since I was able to visit RR this past fall, my new grouping would be:

    Alpine
    HF
    Cantillon
     
  16. fredmugs

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    OB Homemade Liquids and Solids is pretty awesome.
     
  17. MisterBisco

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    3. Founders. Love their beer, would love to have access to the awesome stuff they always have going on in their taproom.
    2. Three Floyds. So, I've only had Alpha King ever, since I've only ever found myself in 3F-deprived locales, but I hear nothing but outstanding things about their brewery and taproom experience, from friends who have been going to Dark Lord Day for years.
    But above all others...
    1. Weihenstephan (But not until 2040). Ok, come on - the world's oldest active brewery, having their millenial brewing celebration? 1000 years of brewing? I don't care if they actually brew their hefeweissbier in giant toilets, that is going to be an incredible experience.
     
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    I've been to the three I mentioned. The reason I chose Russian River and Funky Buddha was not to see the breweries, but for the great beer they have at the respective taprooms. Cantillon is only worth visiting for the experience most of the time, they didn't have anything special when I visited.
     
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    Ah.
     
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    Top Wants:
    1. Russian River
    2. Firestone Walker
    3. Weihenstephan

    Hads: Elysian, Flying Fish, Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist, Tired Hands, Yards, Dock Street, Fiddlehead, Pyramid.
    Soon: Dogfish Head (Feb), Troegs, Weyerbacher, Victory (taproom only)
     
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    1. Cantillon

    2. Russian River

    3. Westvleteren

    Honorable mention: Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

    I would have said Founders and Bells, but I'm going there when I head home in a few months.
     
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    Three Floyds
    Founders
    Bell's

    I get most of my beers from these three places so it would be nice to see where my some of my favs come from.
     
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    I love Jester Kings brewery. It's beautiful and the beer is great to match.
     
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    Cantillon
    Three Floyds
    Hill Farmstead

    Three beers you hardly see in TX but always hear good things
     
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    Pilsner Urquell
    Timothy Taylor
    Schlenkerla (the brewery, been to the tap room)
     
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    1. Founders
    2. Bells
    3. Ballast Point
     
  27. tigg924

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    Heller Trum/Scherlenkerla would do me good--but for two others

    2. Russian River

    3. Westvleteren
     
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    hmm..been to Cantillion..freakin awesome! I'll never forget Russian River(lost my wallet walking home)
    1. Shorts..always been fascinated by those guys
    2. Fantome
    3. Smuttynose
     
  29. JamesShoemaker

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    I've been to some of the big ones, Bell's, Founders, FFF; I plan to get up to HF, Alchemist, and Lawson's this summer. Bucket list would have to be:

    1. Cigar City
    2. Cantillon
    3. BrewDog (apparently they have Sink the Bismarck on tap regularly - just want the experience)
     
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    Kern River
    Cantillon
    Pilsner Urquel
     
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    you heard right
     
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    1. Westvleteren
    2. Russian River
    3. Founders

    Honorable mention to Shorts—love going to their stand at EBF every year.
     
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    3. Russian River
    2. DFH
    1. Stone
     
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    3.Weihenstephan
    2.Russian River
    1.Stone
     
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    Cantillon
    De Molen
    Westvleteren

    There's a bunch of US breweries on my list too, but if I could go anywhere it would definitely be all European-based.
     
  36. notchucknorris

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    Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Funky Buddha

    Honorable Mention to Alchemist
     
  37. DogfishJoe

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    Yep
     
  38. omgshesaboy

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    Russian River
    DFH
    Founders for a KBS release (which I can finally make it to thanks to how they split the schedule up this year)!
     
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    My list...before I even looked at any answer! Thus you saved me the time of typing. However; it would seem that I spent more time typing this than it would have taken to just type my list myself. Oh well....thanks anyways!

    P.S. Maybe we can car-pool!:p
     
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    This is the reason you should go - it's the best brewery I've been to.
     
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