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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. NYCBUCKEYE

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    Three Floyds is a very cool experience - especially if you like heavy metal music. The decor in the brewery is unique and funky.

    Founder is great. The staff is amazing and were willing to share an employee only beer they had in segregated staff coolers.
     
  2. Beefytits4

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  3. LBIsurf

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    Fuller's is one of the best brewery tours out there, I'd say. You really get right in there on the action, with a hard hat and a reflective vest and everything. The tasting takes place in a little museum room, and you can pretty much drink as much as you want of anything for like half an hour. It's great. It's right up there with Cantillon.
     
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    Rodenbach is amazing! Walking down those dark, dank corridors underground that contain rows and rows of ginormous foeders is a sight to behold! I was there a few months ago and would highly recommend anyone that loves beer tour that place. Lots of good information on the tour and a solid tasting afterwards.
     
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  6. Steve_Oldrati

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    This.
     
  7. kawilliams81

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    This^
     
  8. PaulQuinn

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    Nice to know that. It just reinforces my desire to go there :)
     
  9. lemongelo

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    Cantillon, HF and HotD.
     
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    Närke!!! (want to go in a couple of weeks but it's fully booked til august!)

    my quick visit to Cantillon
     
  11. Tut

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    I've been to #1 and #3 several times over the last 15 years. Two of the best. Wouldn't even bother with your #2. Germany has many better breweries that don't export and are unknown to most Americans.
     
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    One day...one day.
     
  13. celfan

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    The alchemist makes great beer, but a visit to the brewery shouldn't be on anyone's top three list.
     
  14. PackPride

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    I think of it in terms of breweries that very rarely, or have never, disappointed in the brews that I've had from them, because those are the people I would want to see and learn from. So if I had to choose only 3 it would be these:

    1. Rochefort
    2. Dogfish Head
    3. Oskar Blues
     
  15. cyrushire

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  16. emilylee

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    1.) Cantillon
    2.) Kloster Kreuzberg
    3.) Hill Farmstead
     
  17. beerepiphany

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    Victory

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  18. DrLaFollette

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    Mine is probably

    Russian River
    Cantillon
    Stone

    Hoping to do my honeymoon in Belgium so I can go to Cantillon and then hoping to move closer to California to make Russian River and Stone visits a regular occurrence.
     
  19. fishtremble

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    Russian River, Terrapin, Cigar City are the three I would love to see.
     
  20. Davihaw

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    1. Cantillon
    2. Fantôme
    3. Drie Fonteinen

    Got to fulfill Russian River, Firestone Walker, Alpine, 3 Floyds, Founders, Bells and some others in 2012. In July I will get to fulfill the list above!
     
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    Tough call between Weihenstephan and Stone
     
  22. youbrewidrink

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    I have been to many and in my book Cantillon has the best vibe, you can feel the funk!
     
  23. UCLABrewN84

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    Hill Farmstead, Cantillon, and Schlenkerla.
     
  24. adam42381

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    1.) Russian River
    2.) Three Floyds
    3.) Founders

    Since I am able to make the 2 hour drive to Cigar City a few times a year, that one isn't on the list. If you get a chance to make it to Tampa, GO!
     
  25. Pecan

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    Splitting my response into Hads and Wants:

    Had Top 3
    1. Ayinger: More people should be saying this. Really a humble brewery for their massive distribution.
    2. Stone: Best environment ever. The gardens, restaurant, and tap/bottle list make this place.
    3. Three Floyds: It is FFF.

    Want Top 3
    1. Rochefort: Dreaming the impossible!
    2. Cantillon: Will tick this one within the year.
    3. Founders: I squandered my proximity to Founders during university... I must right this wrong.
     
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    1. Cantillon
    2. Westvleteren
    3. Stone/RR/Lost Abbey
     
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    Lawson's Finest Liquids
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    Honorable mentions - Russian River
     
  28. Tut

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    Uhmm, there isn't any Pabst brewery. The rights to the name were bought and it's contract brewed by Miller-Coors. How about Corona instead?
     
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    1. Rochefort Brewery: I'd crawl in on hands and knees in reverence.
    2. Russian River: A river runs through it and those Russians know how to party.
    3. Dogfish Head: I'm from Jersey, so it's like going home, just with kickass beer instead of weird relatives.
     
  30. alucard6679

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    In no order:

    Stone (mainly for the cafe)
    Bell's (it's slowly becoming my current favorite)
    Alaskan ( I think it'd be really cool, and the way they're using excess ingredients as fuel to decrease the use fossil fuels is awesome)
     
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    Uhmm, you mean groupo modelo? The one that's being bought by AB?
    Dont be a snob
     
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    I picked up a bottle of Cuvee Van De Keizer brewed in honer of Charles the 5th which is brewed on feb 24th not the 5th of february. however that will be during lent where I wont be drinking or eating carbs.
     
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    Figured, west coast/east coast/international would be a nice mix :)
     
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    agreed. stone is awesome. i mean you could propose to your woman in there, it that awesome! lol
     
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    i' am going to all three this year for sure. 3 floyds for dark lord day. founders for some kbs, and HF for some skiing and awesome beer.
     
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    Went to Hill today, it was so beautiful up there. What a long ride past the end of New Hampshire and into the northern VT kingdom. The guys are really nice and we filled many growlers of Double Galaxy(some to trade), a few Abner and Susan also. I really would like to swill Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught at Three Floyd's, Plinys(young and old) at Russian River and all the great IPA/DIPAs at Alpine Beer Company. Have been to alchemist tons of times so its not on the list.
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  37. Thickfreakness

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