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One Brewery For Life

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

  1. TheChiefBrews

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    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.

    Cheers!
     
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    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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    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

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    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

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


    Shit, I have no idea.
     
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    Agreed. Bell's ftw!
    Only thing i personally thought was kinda meh was the java stout
     
  8. JamesShoemaker

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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. Slay40

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    Shorts without a doubt.
     
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  10. Jspriest

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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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    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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    Founders or Lagunitas.
    Probably Founders simply because of their Stout and Porter options.
     
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    stone is up there, but founders is too good to not pick
     
  14. HopCraverDave

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    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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    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!
     
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    Cigar City, hands down
     
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    Night Shift !!
     
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    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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    Heard nothing but great things about Jackie Os. Stoked to finally try some of their beer at the Cleveland Winter Warmer fest tomorrow!
     
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    Sierra Nevada, right?
     
  21. CTJman

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    Staying local w new England brewing co.
     
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    Pretty easy choice.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that is the correct answer.
     
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    Victory...or Smutty...or Unibroue
     
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    Three Floyd's. No Doubt.

    Founder's second.

    Stone third.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Paulaner. They may not make anything crazy, but they're damn reliable and I love 'em.
     
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    Firestone Walker, easy game
     
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    Exactly my thoughts as well
     
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    This is a ticker's nightmare.
     
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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

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    Hill Farmstead...Lawon's...Cantillon...Portsmouth Brewery...or Lagunitas!
     
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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.
     
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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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    For me it would have to be Three Floyds
     
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    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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