One Brewery For Life

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  1. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (325) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Sierra Nevada for old school awesomeness, Cigar City for experimental, but consistantly great new-school-all-over-the-placesness. I am from MI and feel a little bad for not choosing something from my home stomping grounds like Bell's or Founders, but Florida and Cali got it goin' on.
     
  2. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,037) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Alpine or Boulevard for me
     
  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    can't play that game. I'd say goose island, because I love their stouts and BC stuff but it's super heavy and I'd tire of it if that were all I could drink. Don't care as much for their ales. Lagunitas has sucks. me likey, but I don't like their dark beers. and I also need my alesmith. I need a variety!
     
  4. khall62

    khall62 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 New Jersey

    ditto
     
  5. khall62

    khall62 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 New Jersey

    Definitely, Sierra Nevada
     
  6. primrose54

    primrose54 Initiate (143) Apr 7, 2009 Ohio
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    Fatheads no question. No matter what season it is they will always have a beer on tap that you would like. They are just starting to bottle their Oompa Loompa chocolate cream stout this is just one example of the awesomeness that Matt Cole and his crew puts out at their brewery. Plus they make headunter IPA, which I could not live without.
     
  7. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (473) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    New Glarus. Moon Man every day, Unplugged series on weekends. Still the best brewery in the country when it comes to variety and consistency.
     
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  8. brianthelion23

    brianthelion23 Initiate (0) May 21, 2012 California

    Kern river or lagunitas
     
  9. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,269) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I might be getting ahead of myself, but I'd go Pipeworks. They have the full range of beers. I've never been disappointed whether it be a super hoppy Citra DIPA, Belgian, Berliner Weisse, Stout, you name it. Too many breweries specialize these days, which is great for us. I would have said 3 Floyd's 6 months ago, and I still lovely everything I have from them but they can't help themselves when it comes to hops.
     
  10. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Hmmmm, Founders, Bells; Bells, Founders...I'm thinking.
     
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  11. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    This,

    except I replace stone with Jack Abbys and/or Russian River, good taste.
     
  12. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    Dogfish Head
    Freemont Brewing
    Old Schoolhouse
     
  13. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Got to go with the one that brought me ...
    Sierra Nevada
     
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  14. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Schell's or Boulevard
     
  15. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Three Floyds
    Stone or Great Lakes or Founders or Bells or Schlafly or Southern Tier would be a close second
     
  16. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    That's a hard one...

    Probably Russian River or Founders.
     
  17. Doc_Hops

    Doc_Hops Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I think I'd go DFH. Not because every beer they make is great (cause that's certainly not the case), but I don't think I would ever get bored.
     
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  18. hopsputin

    hopsputin Savant (937) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey


    can here to say Deschutes. Never had a beer from them I didnt like. Their year-round stuff is great and the special releases are fantastic.

    for me next would be maybe Lost Abbey (I know many others wouldn't agree with this) or Ommegang.
     
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  19. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Cigar City. :yaoface:
     
  20. Willbfun

    Willbfun Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2012 New York

    I'd probably keep it simple with Samuel Smiths. I've haven't had em all, yet would love to try their barrel aged Yorkshire Stiingo. Though I would miss the Belgian Style Quads. [​IMG]
     
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  21. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    Wow no one has mentioned my pick ABInbev, considering the other thread they will soon own every brewery on earth might as well jump on board the monopoly train. All Aboard!
     
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  22. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

  23. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    DAMMIT!!!
     
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  24. lic217

    lic217 Crusader (739) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Now that I think about it. I would put Goose Island ahead of stone.
     
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  25. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Unibroue
     
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  26. craigo19

    craigo19 Aspirant (216) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    Tough decision here, but I am going with Dark Horse. Very close honorable mentions include: Bell's, Founders, Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams.
     
  27. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Damn I hate this it's like Sophie's Choice so many great breweries. I'll say Great Lakes Brewing based on solid line up solid seasonals & great pub stuff, not to mention being my introduction to craft beer. Founder's is 2nd pushing Bell's to 3rd...
     
  28. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (177) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Victory is a no brainer, variety and quality
     
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  29. boudeysbigbrew

    boudeysbigbrew Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 California
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    Assuming every beer in the brewery's arsenal is available to you at all times, yet price is still a factor.

    I'd choose FW. I'd have access to some of the top stouts/oatmeal stouts in the world, great IPA's, Barleywines, a real nice selection of sours from the barrel works, and all around solid light beers as well. Founders would be a close second.
     
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  30. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (207) Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    Sierra Nevada and I'd never think twice about it.
     
  31. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,215) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    From my regionals Southern Tier.
     
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  32. DonSaleen747

    DonSaleen747 Initiate (100) Oct 2, 2009 Connecticut
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    Hill farmstead would be an easy choice for me. Solid IPA's, amazing stouts and saisons what else could I want?
     
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  33. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Initiate (134) Feb 4, 2014 Texas

    mmmmmmm, Stone
     
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  34. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    i would have to agree, they aren't my absolute favorite brewery but they have an excellent beer that is widely available in most major styles, and they are very affordable. if i had to drink only founders i would drink a beer a week.
     
  35. lyoung8

    lyoung8 Aspirant (223) Dec 17, 2011 Connecticut
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    Hill Farmstead as well. A top-tier and well-rounded brewery.

    Toppling Goliath falls second only because they don't have any sours, and de Garde and JK don't make stouts or pale ales.
     
  36. rozzom

    rozzom Zealot (565) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    What is my favourite brewery? Hill Farmstead
     
  37. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sierra Nevada. The variety and quality would keep me pleased for all the rest of my years.
     
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  38. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Aspirant (281) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    Stone probably. Solid beers all across.

    I'd miss Lagunitas Sucks, BCBS, and Sucaba very, very much though... :(
     
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  39. sammyg832

    sammyg832 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Arizona

    Mine would be New Glarus. Firestone Walker a close second.

    I could live on their fruits beers. So excited how their sours are going to be
     
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  40. dgtiii

    dgtiii Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 Illinois

    Lagunitas would be my choice, followed closely by Sierra Nevada.
     
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