One Brewery For Life

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheChiefBrews, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. TheChiefBrews

    TheChiefBrews Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Georgia

    Different take on the five beers for the rest of your life thread.

    If you could only drink beer from one brewery for the rest of your life what brewery would it be. As a rule you will always have access to that brewery's beers, even if the state/country you live in is not in that brewery's distribution.

    I was thinking Bell's.

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  2. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

  3. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    Bell's is a really great one. They just so rarely miss the mark. I'm also really partial to Dogfish. The level of creativity always keeps me coming back for more.
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  4. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    DFH would be the one brewery I'd like to see leave CA distribution. Throwing everything from grandmas spice rack into the beer just isn't "creativity".
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  5. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Jackie O's. Now that Brad has hit a couple homeruns with his latest Mandala IPA series, I can honestly say I would be 100% satisfied drinking only Jackie O's beer the rest of my life.
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  6. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Founders or Kuhnhenn. Or Bells. Or Cantillon. Or Three Floyds. Or Surly.

    Shit, I have no idea.
  7. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (260) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Agreed. Bell's ftw!
    Only thing i personally thought was kinda meh was the java stout
  8. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Founders or Surly. If you put a gun to my head and made me decide between the two, I'd be shot dead.
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  9. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (407) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Shorts without a doubt.
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  10. Jspriest

    Jspriest Disciple (380) Feb 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    It's probably Avery. Would be Russian River except the imperial stout pangs would be too great. Sours and non-sours are a must so that takes a lot of breweries out of the picture.
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,176) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    My first two thoughts seemed a little slanted toward one type of beer I'm sure I'd get sick of.
    Thinking about what I like to drink in most cases, Great Divide would have to be up there. They cover a lot of bases and they do them well.
    Even though I don't but their stuff all that much, Victory would be another. They make a ton of great beers in a multitude of styles.
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  12. Snellgg5

    Snellgg5 Aspirant (290) Aug 4, 2011 New Hampshire

    Founders or Lagunitas.
    Probably Founders simply because of their Stout and Porter options.
  13. evilwilly

    evilwilly Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2009 Virginia

    stone is up there, but founders is too good to not pick
  14. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Ohio

    Living 10 minutes from Fat Head's in North Olmsted makes this a no brainer for me. Endless supply of fresh Head Hunter plus whatever 13 other seasonals and one offs they have on hand. Plus they usually have something intersting on cask!
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  15. mcintire78

    mcintire78 Initiate (176) Dec 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    Three Floyds, no doubt. A number of beers you can drink everyday (ZD, Alpha King), a good rotation of seasonals (Arctic Panzer, Behemoth, Lord Admiral), plus fun new things popping up every few weeks. The best of all worlds!
  16. steve8robin

    steve8robin Savant (969) Nov 7, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Cigar City, hands down
  17. gouden

    gouden Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2012

    Night Shift !!
  18. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Troegs. Between nugget nectar and mad elf (and the occasional scratch) I would be set. I'm also by partial to them, living 20 minutes from the brewery for a few years.
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  19. HopCraverDave

    HopCraverDave Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Ohio

    Heard nothing but great things about Jackie Os. Stoked to finally try some of their beer at the Cleveland Winter Warmer fest tomorrow!
  20. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada, right?
  21. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (796) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    Staying local w new England brewing co.
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  22. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (413) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Pretty easy choice.
  23. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Aspirant (262) Dec 30, 2010 New York

    Yes, that is the correct answer.
  24. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    Victory...or Smutty...or Unibroue
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  25. AstronautMikeDexter

    AstronautMikeDexter Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Indiana

    Three Floyd's. No Doubt.

    Founder's second.

    Stone third.
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  26. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    Three Floyds for sure... I have been disappointed very very very little by any of their beers. Actually can't really so I was even disappointed at all considering the only beers I didn't like by them was styles I don't like by anyone anyways. And it's not like I even hated any of them just would never ask for it myself again. So yeah 3F.
  27. drrone

    drrone Aspirant (286) Dec 18, 2011 Utah

    Founders or Bell's, although Stone and Firestone Walker would have to be considered. I have never tried anything from 3 Floyds sadly enough, so I can't comment.
  28. rondufresne

    rondufresne Aspirant (286) Dec 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I can't believe it took almost 40 minutes of time in this thread for someone to post the correct answer; Hill Farmstead, for their high quality breadth and depth.
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  29. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (620) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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  30. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2012 New York

    Paulaner. They may not make anything crazy, but they're damn reliable and I love 'em.
  31. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Firestone Walker, easy game
  32. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Exactly my thoughts as well
  33. harperman69

    harperman69 Aspirant (234) Feb 11, 2009 Tennessee
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    This is a ticker's nightmare.
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  34. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (912) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm gonna have to go with Founders slightly over Three Floyds and Bell's. It's pretty damn close.
  35. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Hill Farmstead...Lawon's...Cantillon...Portsmouth Brewery...or Lagunitas!
  36. Skrip

    Skrip Defender (616) Oct 7, 2012 South Carolina
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  37. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    3 floyds. I live close and the only beers I haven't enjoyed that they made were styles that I don't like anyway.
  38. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    The sheer number of different beers/treatments Cigar City does has to put them over the edge.
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  39. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    For me it would have to be Three Floyds
  40. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    I didn't have an answer until I read this. Short's is that unique brewery that experiments constantly but still manages to knock out their 'traditional' offerings. I had a remarkable ESB from Short's last year. I never thought I would describe an ESB as remarkable. Plus, they seem to bottle and distribute a greater variety than most breweries.
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