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  1. Pahn

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    cambridge brewing company

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    new england brewing company

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    runners up:

    hill farmstead
    stone
    sierra nevada
    lawson's
    founders
     
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    Wow, it took 40 minutes and 23 replys before Hill Farmstead got a mention? They were easily the first brewery to come to mind when I saw this thread. In previous versions of this thread, I always went with the likes of Sierra Nevada or Smuttynose but 2012 was good to me and I was able to get over to VT quite a bit (even still, I'm relatively local being only 70 miles away in NH).

    Heck, I don't even need HFs full line up, just three of their regulars... Abner to cover my hop need, Everett to cover the dark side of the spectrum, and Anna for my saison/Belgian needs. More often than not my cravings fit either into the hoppy, roasty, or funky (very loose definition here) category. All others would just be a bonus.
     
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  3. TychoNDC

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    Based on what I have personally drank, probably Founders or Russian River. As mentioned, the stouts are really killing RR here.

    Based on hype and the exceptional reviews, I'd consider blindly selecting HF though...
     
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  4. mrkrispy

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    Any person with any forethought knows it is Russian River.....solid, consistent sour beers, some of the best IPAs, and Younger. Game over
     
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    Founders. Or Odells. Or Deschutes. O.K., I'm having a hard time with this one brewery concept.
     
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    Pipeworks.... local , fresh and every style of beer comes out of this brewery and they are all great guys!
     
  7. jrnyc

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    stone. A year ago I wouldn't have said that, but Enjoy By and Ruination 10 changed that.
     
  8. Charlie_Hoss

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    haters gonna hate!
     
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    Founders as long as I get access to their full lineup.
     
  10. sacrelicio

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    Hill Farm for sho
     
  11. smakawhat

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    Hill Farmstead...
     
  12. RobertColianni

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    Seriously? None of you would choose your own kitchen or brew room? That's a shame.
     
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  13. Drew26

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    I'd pick Founders as well.
     
  14. TheBoog013

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    Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, two for one because of sharing brewery and between the two I'll get a world class example of every style that I care about. I win.
     
  15. kojevergas

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    Mikkeller. Is that cheating?
     
  16. abkayak

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    would i be very wrong if i said Weyerbacher??... if so change this to Founders or Victory....for now.
     
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  17. bpfrush

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    Hill Farmstead for me as well. Toppling Goliath is getting pretty close though.
     
  18. Mooglet

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    This is easy
    Voodoo Brewery
     
  19. Lare453

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    I'm going to have to go with Stone......
    Enjoy by
    Stone imperial
    Double bastard
    Old Guardian

    I could drink those for ever!
     
  21. mweso2000

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    I would have to go with Lagunitas. Every beer is just solid. Founders (their stouts are better than Lagunitas). is a close second but Lagunitas wins because of beers such as Brown Sugga, Sucks and lucky 13. Cappuccino Stout is good enough for me to get by.
     
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    Sierra Nevada. SNPA + Celebration + Bigfoot + Narwhal could keep me content for the most part - although I would miss my Belgian ale fix.
     
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    Goose Island.

    Everything they do is stellar, especially those magnificent, imperial stouts.
     
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  25. Stevedore

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    I live in Wisconsin but I would have to go with CCB. I haven't had a single pint from them I didn't like- and I've had 8 different pints in their tasting room at one time. They have a wide variety of great beers, and a fantastic go-to IPA that comes in CANS. Then there's Marshall Zhukov, Big Sound, etc. all sorts of goodness.

    Runners-up:
    Founders (porter, FBS, FIS, KBS, etc. satisfy my dark cravings but not as much a fan of their other offerings)
    FFF (ZD and Alpha King are excellent and they do have a whole bunch of different styles, not all float my boat though)
    New Glarus (Lots of very good/not great offerings, with the Thumbprint to mix things up. But I'll happily drink their stuff every day for the rest of my life if I had to)

    Can't comment on Russian River, Hill Farmstead and other hyped breweries since I haven't had enough of their beers.

    Also, maybe in 10-15 years, we'll all be saying AB InBev if they buy up some more successful craft breweries to go along with Goose Island.
     
  26. MammaGoose

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    I'm going to go with Avery's. They have pretty solid beers and a wide variety. Or O'Dell. I love their IPA and Myrcenary (DIPA). I love IPAs and stouts, but I'd rather have an awesome IPA and a decent stout than the other way around.

    That said, I haven't tried many of the hyped up breweries (Hills Farmstead or Founders, for example), so I'm not making a very educated decision.
     
  27. Stinkypuss

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    Brouijweri Van Steenberge or FatHeads. Don't make me choose.
     
  28. beerindex

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    Well, assuming that your premise means that Cascade Barrel Room gets moved to St Louis, so I can try their large range of unbottled stuff, Cascade.
     
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    It sounds like there are only like 6 breweries in the country! I'd pick People's Pint in Greenfield, MA
     
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    founders !
     
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    IMO i would say FFF.
     
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    I would have to agree with those that said Three Floyds, as I'm a big fan of their variety and liberal use of citra hops.
     
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    Deschutes all the way.
     
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    Three Floyds
     
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    Scrolled through 3 pages and not one other person chose Alpine. More for us!!!
     
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  36. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

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    I can't believe it took so long for someone to stand up for Wisconsin! Tyranena would be my choice (great variety of solid beers!) with New Glarus close behind.

    Ale Asylum is also a great Madtown brewery!
     
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    Deschutes. I love all their special releases (abyss, the dissident, etc) or maybe Hair of the Dog.
     
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    I love Firestone Walker but It would have to be Stone.
     
  39. lic217

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    1) Founders

    Close:
    Lagunitas
    Sierra Nevada
    Stone
    Smuttynose
     
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    I would strongly agree with that
     
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