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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by goodbeerallday, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. beercanman

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    Sierra Nevada, founders and lagunitas.
     
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    Great Lakes. Great diversity and not a dud among them.
     
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  3. black13

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    I'm torn so I go with Goose Farmstead!
     
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    Abrasive, Darkness, Furious, Bender, Fest, Wet, Anniversary...

    Clearly Surly is the one who in the Darkness binds them.
     
  5. TheBeerologist

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    I was just coming in to say this - the diversity and quality that Jackie O's puts on tap is amazing.
     
  6. nickapalooza86

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    New Glarus! Got something for every mood.

    Hops - Moon Man, Black Top, IIPA
    Darker Beers - Coffee Stout, Road Slush, Fat Squirrel
    Lagers - Everyone they make
    Fruit beers I think we all know they take the cake there!
     
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  7. devlishdamsel

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    Moorgat all the way!
     
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    Got to be Founders. KBS, Porter, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer could fit the bill for eternity. But, I'd still long for Hopslam!
     
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    Russian River bitches!
     
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  11. dumptruck81

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    Hobbit brewing co.

    I know I'm the only dipshit to call it.

    Founders is definitely something I could survive on.

    Freetail for something I have access to. Though they lack a bit in the darker stuff.

    Jester king for sours and and darker stuff. Lacking in ipa's though.

    I can't really think of anybody that balances all styles that I'd want that I have access to.

    Goose island is coming to Texas but if hate to count on InBev. Seems like most breweries lack one my 3 major categories. Stout, sour, and hoppy. Jester king would kind of fit the bill. Farmhouse, stout,and sour. But even though I'm a bit burned out I occasionally need a hoppy brew.
     
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    I was going to say the same thing!
     
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    Good question....

    Well, it's got to have a sessionable lager that is produced all year, it's got to have a hell of a DIPA, it's got to have a nice stout, it's got to have some cool seasonals and it's got to have the occasional "out of left field" beer......

    Hmmmm.....I'm still thinking.....
     
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    Hill Farmstead. /thread
     
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    GI for the win.
     
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    Lunch for life
     
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  17. dumptruck81

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    This makes me really wish founders would make sours or that russian river would make stouts.
     
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    RR makes a stout.
    Founders should make lagers - Edit, so they can show they can do it like SN.
     
  19. dachshunddude86

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    Put me in the Cigar City camp
     
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    It would have to be a brewery that nails a number of styles flawlessly.

    As much as I love Founders, they don't have a solid IPA so they're out. Bells is solid enough, but I guess I want more BA stuff. Black Note is good but I want much more. Same comment for Fat Heads, more BA is needed (too bad, as their standard line-up is excellent, probably class-leading).

    I guess the answer has to be FFF. Pfft, they're so fucking evil with their high prices and what-not, I guess that fits the LOTR theme in this thread.
     
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    I'm going Terrapin
    For stouts they have Wake n Bake and Moo Hoo
    For IPAs they Hopzilla, Hopsecutioner, Hop Karma
    easy Rider is a great session beer
    The side projects and collaborations will keep it interesting.

    Please note that I reserve the right to give a completely different answer the next time this thread isstarted
     
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    That's why Bell's edges out Founders for me. I haven't had KBS yet but Expedition Stout is right there with FBS for me.
     
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    Great Divide for me as well.....cant get enough of the Yeti
     
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    As i have recently discovered that i can drink Abyss & Dissident over and over again for the rest of my life. I would have to say Deschutes.

    Their year rounds are solid and their seasonal/limited releases are amazing.
     
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    Good answer. Deschutes does most styles and do them fairly well.
     
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    Sierra Nevada. Price, quality and availability. If y'all wuz honest, you would say the same thang.
     
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    Firestone Walker!!
     
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    And because of Dissident, i'm officially gonna start exploring sour, fruit, lambic, etc brews, which i have never really tried before.
     
  29. dumptruck81

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    They're Fucking amazing. I fought sours for years, but now I'm hooked. It's like rediscovering the ipa. A new fresh style to keep me going.
     
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    Founders, across the board styles and primo brews
     
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    Firestone Walker.
     
  32. dumptruck81

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    Sierra Nevada is lacking. Hopheads have a hard time letting go of the sticky icky. Eventually the hop abrasion gets a bit old. Don't get me wrong. I love a hoppy brew here and there but the hops can get a bit old.
     
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    This is easy, Kuhnhenn. Their line-up top to bottom is top notch.
     
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    I'm with you on this. Surly hasn't let me down yet.
     
  35. Blanco

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    Russian River doesnt make barrel-aged stouts. Founders doesn't make sours. So I'll go with Hill Farmstead.
     
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    Dark horse
     
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    Alpine, Hill Farmstead, Cantillon, would be my choices.
     
  38. Blanco

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    Heh, you have to pick one!
     
  39. TurdFurgison

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    Oh shit, Hill Farmstead is the correct answer! Forget my previous post about FFF, Hill Farmstead is the most obvious choice. Every beer is made exactly as I'd want it, usually before I even know I want it done that way.
     
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    I'd definitely say 3 Floyds or Founders. Love almost everything from both breweries. Russian River is great but I dont like how fast Pliny and Blind Pig fall off if not fresh...
     
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