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One Brewery For Life

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

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  1. TheChiefBrews

    TheChiefBrews 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 Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

  3. gwdavis

    gwdavis 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 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 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 Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

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

    Shit, I have no idea.
  7. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

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

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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. Slay40

    Slay40 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Shorts without a doubt.
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  10. Jspriest

    Jspriest 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 Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    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 Aug 4, 2011 New Hampshire

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

    evilwilly Oct 11, 2009 Virginia

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

    HopCraverDave 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 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 Nov 7, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Cigar City, hands down
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  17. gouden

    gouden Sep 7, 2012

    Night Shift !!
  18. xxbillay

    xxbillay 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 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 Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada, right?
  21. CTJman

    CTJman Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Staying local w new England brewing co.
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  22. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Pretty easy choice.
  23. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Dec 30, 2010 New York

    Yes, that is the correct answer.
  24. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

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

    AstronautMikeDexter Feb 14, 2013 Indiana

    Three Floyd's. No Doubt.

    Founder's second.

    Stone third.
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  26. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon 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 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 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 Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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  30. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Jul 13, 2012 New York

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

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Firestone Walker, easy game
  32. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Exactly my thoughts as well
  33. harperman69

    harperman69 Feb 11, 2009 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    This is a ticker's nightmare.
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  34. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'm gonna have to go with Founders slightly over Three Floyds and Bell's. It's pretty damn close.
  35. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Feb 3, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead...Lawon's...Cantillon...Portsmouth Brewery...or Lagunitas!
  36. Skrip

    Skrip Oct 7, 2012 South Carolina
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  37. shredder83

    shredder83 Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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 Jul 13, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    The sheer number of different beers/treatments Cigar City does has to put them over the edge.
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  39. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    For me it would have to be Three Floyds
  40. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper 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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