One Brewery For Life

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

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  1. Beervana

    Beervana Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2014 Canada (BC)

    Russian River. It'd be tough to go without a good stout but damnit I need my sours!
     
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  2. Avi

    Avi Initiate (0) May 13, 2012 Texas

    Three Floyds. Great beer selection.
     
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  3. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    New Glarus
     
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  4. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Defender (646) Jan 25, 2014 California

    Another vote for Firestone Walker. Nothing else really even comes close, but if FW burned to the ground, I'd go with Stone.
     
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  5. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Firestone Walker, for their regular lineup, seasonal oatmeal stout, and their barrel aged beers. If Firestone was to be destroyed by an earthquake, I'd go with Anderson Valley.
     
  6. miketd

    miketd Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio

    Easiest question ever - Fat Head's
     
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  7. jae

    jae Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Washington

    Surly
     
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  8. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Initiate (0) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Glad you remembered "...year-round on a budget" but you forgot "...lawnmower beer in a can for a wedding from the top 5 breweries in the top 5 states if it went from warm to cold or cold to warm."
     
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  9. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Zealot (585) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Toppling Goliath
    Maine Beer Company
     
  10. Hendry

    Hendry Champion (827) Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Lawson's till death!
     
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  11. cyrushire

    cyrushire Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Cigar City.
     
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  12. ndrD0g

    ndrD0g Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2014 Norway

    Samuel Smith. No doubt. However I would likely miss the hoppy punch of a good DIPA and the hard edge character of a more extreme RIS like the Nøgne Ø imperial Stout.
     
  13. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (417) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
    Trader

    Give me the Buddha every day, and I'll be a happy drinker.
     
  14. marv3mania

    marv3mania Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2013 Michigan

    Founders. Dirty Bastard, Backwoods Bastard, FIS, KBS, Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, Red's Rye, Rubaeus. Such a great variety, and all high quality. It's an easy choice for me.
     
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  15. briandaube

    briandaube Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2012 Delaware

    I'd have to stay local and go with dogfish head. Prices are great for sixers and bombers and I love to splurge on 120 and WWS. Always enough variety and weirdness to keep me happy.
     
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  16. MrDave

    MrDave Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 California

    I read this as "who makes a solid ipa, dipa, pale, session, pilsner, stout, imperial stout, barely wine, sour, and has a great barrel program?"

    So I guess FW. Funny, I almost never drink 'em.
     
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  17. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Tough one. In no particular order,

    Stone
    Sierra Nevada
    Firestone Walker
    Founders
    Bell's
    New Glarus
    Victory
    Ballast Point
    Russian River
     
  18. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

    Gonna be a homer and say Kane Brewing.
     
  19. supercodes

    supercodes Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2013 Maine

    I'd probably go with Allagash or Sierra Nevada.
     
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  20. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (224) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
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    I second Founder's. You listed 8 great beers above. And despite that, you missed Breakfast Stout, Double Trouble, Curmudgeon, Devil Dancer, Porter, Harvest Ale and the Backstage Series.
     
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  21. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (316) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Toppling Goliath
     
  22. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Founderstone Westbrook.
     
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  23. nate-henry

    nate-henry Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2014 Michigan

    bells because the two hearted withdrawals would be too intense
     
  24. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,257) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I'd have to go with Cigar City.
     
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  25. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (288) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Ain't that the truth! I will be moving from PA to California at the end of the month for work, and I am not looking forward to not having fresh Two Hearted in my fridge. I love west coast beer and breweries, but there is just something about Two Hearted... I am going to miss it.
     
  26. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (174) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Firestone Walker, without a doubt. You can get a top tier beer in just about every style, and their core offerings don't break the bank.
     
  27. WillieThreebiers

    WillieThreebiers Poo-Bah (8,282) Apr 26, 2012 Connecticut
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    Hill Farmstead is the superlative choice...is this an argument for doomsday prep-er to have beer cellars in their fallout shelters?
     
  28. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    Deschutes, solid all around standards and quality seasonal, no question.
     
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  29. RozzieBoy

    RozzieBoy Devotee (401) Apr 4, 2013 Rhode Island

    Sierra Nevada. Have not had one from them I did not like.
     
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  30. larryarms847

    larryarms847 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    Revolution. If we can stray outside of local distro, then Stone.
     
  31. JDizzle

    JDizzle Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    Founders or Stone. Fat Heads Head Hunter would be the beer I would pick for life.
     
  32. tjosborne

    tjosborne Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Nebraska

    Goose Island.
     
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  33. slackattack

    slackattack Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Spain

    Not to sound like a broken record, but Sierra Nevada is a no doubter for me. They do everything well and keep it affordable which would have to figure in if it was a lifetime commitment.
     
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  34. Jared14

    Jared14 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Missouri

    GI if I could stock up on enough Bourbon County variants and they had a barleywine every year. Otherwise I'd choose Hill Farmstead.
     
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  35. 1eyed_jack

    1eyed_jack Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Illinois

    Ouch, hope you have a deep wallet!
     
  36. 1eyed_jack

    1eyed_jack Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Illinois

    I'd probably have to go with Bell's or Deschutes. Not sure which I'd pick, but I think it'd be between those two!
     
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  37. appetiteforparis

    appetiteforparis Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012 Colorado

    Avery...amazing sours and stouts
     
  38. Pegasus

    Pegasus Poo-Bah (2,969) Mar 20, 2002 Texas
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    Bells or Founders. In Texas, Lakewood.
     
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  39. wrentmore

    wrentmore Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2013 Indiana

    Three Floyds, gerat selection .
     
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