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

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

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  1. codysjb

    codysjb Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River

    Maybe this should be changed to:
    After Cantillon and HF which brewery would you like to visit lol
  2. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Thank you for just planning my vacation 27 years from now. I'll see you there!
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  3. jnoble

    jnoble Feb 23, 2012 Washington

    1. Dogfish Head
    2. Sierra Nevada
    3. Founders
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  4. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    1. Cantillon
    2. Hill Farmstead
    3. Logsdon
  5. brewsader

    brewsader Dec 7, 2012 New York
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    it is. it's in the absolute middle of nowhere and sean hill just kinda bums around and brews during the day. its kinda cool to watch, and if he's not too busy you can pick his brain a little bit. besides, you can hit the alchemist on the way down.

    EDIT: just realized i forgot to put my own top 3 on here...

    1) Cantillon
    2) DFH's brewpub
    3) Russian River
  6. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    1. Cantillon
    2. Epic in NZ
    3. Costa Rica's Craft Brewing
  7. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Mar 11, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Cantillon cantillon westvletern. Those are long shots which is why I list them. Every american one Is in reach
  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    It's been said a bunch but,

    1. Cantillon
    2. Founders
    3. Russian River
  9. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    I see a lot of love for Russian River. They make great beer but the facility is nothing to look at. They don't do tours of the production facility and the brewpub is a nondescript storefront.
  10. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    You live in NY? Why don't you just go already?
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  11. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    Cantillon, Cascade, Oskar Blues
  12. slander

    slander Nov 5, 2001 New York
    Site Editor

    De Dolle

    and with this "visit three, get one free" coupon I have, I will add Orval...
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  13. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Gotta List 5...sorry

    1. Plzensky Prazdroj (Pilsner Urquell)
    2. Russian River
    3. Bells
    4. New Glarus
    5. Guinness
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  14. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    1. Founders
    2. Founders
    3. Founders
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  15. brewbetter

    brewbetter Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    I disagree, their brewpub is awesome.
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  16. lookrider

    lookrider Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Hilll Farmstead
    Russian River
  17. joeebbs

    joeebbs Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Samuel Smith
  18. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    1. Russian River
    2. Weihenstephaner
    3. The Alchemist
  19. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  20. brentjbeaver

    brentjbeaver Jan 31, 2013 Mississippi

    1. Russian River
    2. Three Floyds
    3. Stone

    pretty predictable stuff
  21. unclekeith

    unclekeith Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    A brewery in Nepal
    A brewery in Patagonia
    A brewery on the South Island of New Zealand
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  22. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

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


    Don't judge a book by its cover. It IS a garage with a beer counter. But what beer!
  23. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Since a visit to a brewery, at least to me, is to get some hard to come by beer or super fresh beer my picks are:
    1. Russian River
    2. Kern River
    3. Alpine
  24. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Dec 19, 2010 Colorado

    Probably 3 breweries in either Germany and Belgium if I could!!
  25. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Dec 19, 2010 Colorado

    Hill Farmstead
    Cigar City
  26. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    This. Best I've been to so far.
  27. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    That's kinda where I went with my choices. I have enjoyed the offerings I've had from Founders, but Grand Rapids isn't exactly on my bucket list.
  28. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Cigar City
    Hill Farmstead
  29. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    1.Hill Farmstead
    2.Russian River
  30. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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  31. brewsader

    brewsader Dec 7, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    because i just spent all my money in vermont.
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  32. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    The Bruery
    Firestone Walker
  33. dungledauf

    dungledauf Nov 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    All in Bavaria

  34. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    1. Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen (Belgium)
    2. Brauerei Heller-Trum - [Schlenkerla] (Germany)
    3. Närke Kulturbryggeri (Sweden)
    Plenty of places in America to go, I'll make it to some of them someday not that hard, but if I really want to go I suppose I can. Those 3 above though are a little bit more involved and much more coin. It would be a much more interesting experience hands down.
  35. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    Watch out for the flies too ;) Heck the housefly in the summer should be the state bird in Vermont as far as I am concerned :)
  36. grrrah

    grrrah Sep 21, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Cantillion and westvletteren

    Okay, these are based more on location and places I'd rather visit (and drink too)
  37. Ooji

    Ooji Dec 23, 2010 Germany

    Weihenstphaner is my daily beer and Westvleteren is my day trip beer purchased by the two case limit. I haven't yet tried Cantillon but if my two favorite brewers are on your list I will go visit your #1.
  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader


    For those who are saying FFF, the brewpub is worth the trip but the brewery tour is definitely not so.
  39. Ooji

    Ooji Dec 23, 2010 Germany

    Okay. I need 4 but been to one.
    Westvleteren - twice and many more trips.
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  40. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Cantillon, Russian River, Westvletern

    I was going to say Hill Farmstead and the Alchemist, but my girlfriend booked us a trip to Vermont in April so that's going to happen.
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