One brewery to rule them all.

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  1. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Australia

    if had to drink from one brewery for the rest of your life which one and why?
    Sierra Nevada for me as they regular beers are superb and then their seasonal beers are just incredible. i think they are just a wonderful brewery who i just cannot fault.
  2. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Founders. Because everything they make from the year round to the one offs are all amazing.
  3. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
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  4. bierman2000

    bierman2000 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2003 Pennsylvania

    does it have to be USA.. if so Victory if not Westmalle
  5. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

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  6. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

    Russian River for me. They can do no wrong!
  7. TicoCali

    TicoCali Disciple (350) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Russian River or Stone
  8. bpotts

    bpotts Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2011 Illinois

    Stone. They don't have the ability to disappoint me.
  9. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (910) Dec 11, 2006 Texas

    Huyghe Brewery for life!
    Why, Delirium Tremens, Delirium Nocturnum, Floris, Delrium Noel.
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  10. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    Gotta be 3F.
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  11. siege06nd

    siege06nd Savant (946) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    Probably Great Lakes for me. I know they arent the sexiest, but dammit, they do such a great job with the straightforward beers they craft.
  12. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

  13. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'd be good with Brooklyn or Smuttynose.

    Jack's Abby as well, methinks. Or Pretty Things.
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  14. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hard to say. I would say RR to get my IPA, wild and Belgian love on but then I don't know about my stouts. Then my stout/porter faves lack sours and solid IPA's

    If there could be TWO to rule all, I'd definitely do a RR/Bells tag team . Variety is the spice of life anyway, isn't it!?
  15. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    If I had to pick just one, it's Three Floyds. I enjoyed every beer I've tried... even styles I don't really care for.
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  16. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (970) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    There's a brewery that does really good IPAs, wild ales and porters. Hill...something, I forget.
  17. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    No explanation needed.

  18. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (460) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Stone, SN, Lagunitas, and New Glarus are all well rounded from hoppy to stouts/porters and NG even has the fruity beers. I too would take Sierra if I could only pick one.
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  19. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,186) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I would say either Russian River or Victory
  20. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (172) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    FFF Founder's or Bell's
  21. CASK1

    CASK1 Disciple (341) Jan 7, 2010 Florida

    I agree with the OP. I've never been let down by SN.
  22. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    1. FFF
    2. Cantillon
    3. Founders
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  23. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Both really good choices. Something about the in your face "hipster" gimmick with some of the PT folks at events have kind of turned me off. I'm pretty sure that I saw a PT guy wearing a bowler and swimming flippers. Really great beers though.

    For nationally available stuff it would have to be Founders for me - so spot on every time. Sorry Stone and Lagunitas - my liver still fears you too.
  24. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,348) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Great quality of beers over a wide variety of styles.
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  25. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (112) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    As a Hop Head, I choose Alpine Beer Company.
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  26. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    I was thinking Cantillon at first. After some thinking, definitely Hill Farmstead. Wilds, ipas and stouts/porters. I'm set.
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  27. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

    1 brewery to rule them all
    The title of this thread just gave someone at AB/InBev a boner.​
    I'm sorry, but at first the title of the thread fooled me as to the content within and even though I don't work for AB/InBev (and the title didn't do anything for me) I'm going to say Goose Island.​
    Their Belgians, Sister Series, Sofie, King Henry, BCBS (+ variants) as well as year round/seasonal beers are all pretty darn good for my tastes.​
    I would be happy if all I had to drink for the rest of my days came (unlimited) from Goose Island.​
  28. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    If you had asked me about a couple weeks ago, I'd have said Oskar Blues or Founders. But, 3 Floyds has assertively taken the crown for me. I wouldn't be disappointed with the other two (or Great Lakes for that matter). But, 3F has just really impressed me.
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  29. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Town Hall. Keeping it local.
  30. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've only had Arthur from Hill Farmstead, but damn if I could get more...
  31. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (416) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Founders. Very well rounded and all are delicious.
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  32. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I'll go local and say Saint Arnold's... love Pumpkinator, Christmas, BB1 and Spring Bock, Winter Stout... and I like many of the others.
  33. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Russian River Brewing Company my friends.
    Hops and Sours...Hops and Sours.
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  34. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Founders or Dark Horse Brewery.
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  35. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Initiate (128) Apr 10, 2012 Texas
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    Founders. Everything they make is great.
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  36. Jesta384

    Jesta384 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2012 California

    Founders, Bells or Russian River.
    I love RR, but they dont have a lot of the heavy and dynamics that both Founders and Bells do year round. However...I could drink Pliny the Elder everyday for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. Never had the Younger before anyone asks.
  37. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 California

    New Glarus.

    I do love Ballast Point, Alpine, Russian River, Moonlight & Central Water. But New Glarus takes the cake for supplying the ENTIRE STATE OF WISCONSIN with incredible beer. And for not selling outside of the state. At all. Ever. And for having a brewery like a mash-up of Old Time German, a Swiss Chateau & Disneyland.
  38. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Great Divide
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  39. Chooch

    Chooch Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm with you on keeping it local, so I'll go with the fitger's brewhouse, who's brewmaster happens to be the brother of town hall's brewmaster
  40. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Sierra Nevada, founders and lagunitas.
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