One Brewery For Life

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

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  1. AndrewSmith

    AndrewSmith Aspirant (276) Jan 27, 2013 California
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    Surly for sure!
     
  2. Brew33

    Brew33 Champion (844) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    I hate to say it but right now I'd have to say Hill Farmstead.

    Their Saisons and hoppy beers are absolutely world class. Their "darker" styles have been well above average also.
     
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  3. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Bell's....followed closely by Victory.
     
  4. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    There are quite a few breweries that could keep me more-or-less satisfied:
    Sierra Nevada
    Stone
    Bear Republic
    Avery
    Odell
    Great Divide
    Bells
    Three Floyds
    Schlafley
    Cigar City
     
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  5. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Devotee (402) Dec 23, 2010 New York

    Founders or Sierra Nevada
     
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  6. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (175) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    ↑ this.
     
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  7. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Aspirant (227) Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    CCB all day for me
     
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  8. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2011 Michigan

    Kuhnhenn since they are a few minutes away. Could go Founders too.
     
  9. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby!
     
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  10. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    If this is a free lifetime supply type thing and I don't have to purchase them or worry about availability, then The Bruery and I'll brew my own IPA's.

    If I do have to worry about price and availability then it would be between Lagunitas, Firestone Walker or Stone.
     
  11. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (183) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Short's easily covers every style I enjoy and does it so well.
     
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  12. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    The only way you have "easy access" to HF is live in the area. Not a lot of people would want to live there.
     
  13. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (579) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Could do this equally easily with Anchor, Firestone, Russian River or Founders.
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer Devotee (453) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Ask me this a couple years ago and I would say 3 Floyds. Ask me this now and I would say... oh who am I kidding it is still 3 Floyds.
     
  15. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    I can't just do one brewery forever, it would have to be two...

    Founders
    St. Bernardus
     
  16. Mag00n

    Mag00n Aspirant (208) Nov 21, 2008 New York

    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.
     
  17. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'd die of stout withdrawals with RR. OVL Stout doesn't cut it.
     
  18. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Oh yeah Victory...another brewery with a satisfying lineup. The key would be the range of great beers.
     
  19. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Founders or FW
     
  20. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,441) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Odell's for me, biased because of proximity to brewery though.
     
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  21. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    Fair enough, more for me I suppose!
     
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  22. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (579) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Yeah, they kinda get a pass on the stouty stuff just because I like the others so much. But then again, Mortification, Porter and Janet's Brown would satisfy my dark beer cravings pretty well I think :wink:
     
  23. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Sure it is.
     
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  24. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (495) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Cigar City for me...gotta go with my home state...

    although I could also do Bells, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Stone, or DFH :wink:
     
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  25. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (715) May 25, 2012 Florida
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  26. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,006) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC
     
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  27. ferallifter

    ferallifter Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013

    Ballast Point. Style variance and tons of one-off kegs and casks to be had.
     
  28. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Sierra Nevada
     
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  29. lookrider

    lookrider Defender (600) Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'd go with Russian River. They have the IPA's with the Pliny's and they have the sours, wilds and Belgian styles. I'd miss some hefe's and oktoberfest but if I had to pick one, that would be it
     
  30. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

  31. Rion

    Rion Aspirant (251) Jan 30, 2013 North Carolina
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    Bell's all day
     
  32. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (167) Oct 6, 2004 California

    Rogue, so i could sip White Whale and Voodoo Doughnut every day.

    Just kidding, it'd be Firestone.
     
  33. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (213) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I'd probably say:

    Shorts: For their diverse range of beers which maybe aren't always great, but are usually interesting.
    Hill Farmstead: For the exceptional attention to quality with pretty much everything they make.
    Founders: Their regular releases alone are worth it.
     
  34. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Cantillon, Surly or Southern Tier.
     
  35. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Dogfish Head. I love any and every mintue IPA , indian brown ale, burton baton, palo santo, Bitches brew, you get it. Although they get butchered for making too many 'crazy' beers, you're going to have a lot of beer to choose from so that's nice. I'd like to try more from founders (am blown away by their stouts), I bet if I did I might have to betray my love at first sip / its so good when it hits your lips - brewery
     
  36. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (937) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    thinking about what is available in my area

    Firestone Walker

    they've got me covered on every front.

    although i might have a better chance getting some if i leave the state
     
  37. Metalaero

    Metalaero Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 New York

    Troegs. All the Troegenator Mad Elf and Nugget Nectar plus some scratch. I'd be a happy man!!!!!!
     
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  38. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    The Bruery or Cigar City. Tough decision. Probably The Bruery.
     
  39. adam42381

    adam42381 Savant (917) Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    Cigar City for me. Having easy access to most of their stuff is one of the many huge benefits of living down here in southwest Florida.
     
  40. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    cambridge brewing company

    or

    new england brewing company

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    runners up:

    hill farmstead
    stone
    sierra nevada
    lawson's
    founders
     
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