One brewery to rule them all.

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  1. dcbdc1

    dcbdc1 Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2012 Virginia

    Great Lakes. Great diversity and not a dud among them.
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  2. black13

    black13 Disciple (306) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I'm torn so I go with Goose Farmstead!
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  3. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Aspirant (229) Jun 18, 2008 Minnesota

    Abrasive, Darkness, Furious, Bender, Fest, Wet, Anniversary...

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

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

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

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    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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  6. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Moorgat all the way!
  7. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Meyvn (1,144) Feb 13, 2010 Illinois

    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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  8. AlexFields

    AlexFields Meyvn (1,279) Dec 13, 2009 Tennessee
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  9. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    Russian River bitches!
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  10. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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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.
  11. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    I was going to say the same thing!
  12. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    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.....
  13. StylzMC

    StylzMC Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Hill Farmstead. /thread
  14. TubaManJack

    TubaManJack Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2008 District of Columbia

    GI for the win.
  15. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Maine Brewing Co.
    Lunch for life
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  16. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    This makes me really wish founders would make sours or that russian river would make stouts.
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  17. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,346) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    RR makes a stout.
    Founders should make lagers - Edit, so they can show they can do it like SN.
  18. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Put me in the Cigar City camp
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  19. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Poo-Bah (3,058) May 29, 2005 Ohio
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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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  20. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,171) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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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
  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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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.
  22. Jayeblue24

    Jayeblue24 Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Idaho

    Great Divide for me as well.....cant get enough of the Yeti
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  23. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    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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  24. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    Good answer. Deschutes does most styles and do them fairly well.
  25. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Sierra Nevada. Price, quality and availability. If y'all wuz honest, you would say the same thang.
  26. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Firestone Walker!!
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  27. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    And because of Dissident, i'm officially gonna start exploring sour, fruit, lambic, etc brews, which i have never really tried before.
  28. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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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.
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,520) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Founders, across the board styles and primo brews
  30. Brandywine

    Brandywine Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 Washington

    Firestone Walker.
  31. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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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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  32. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    This is easy, Kuhnhenn. Their line-up top to bottom is top notch.
  33. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I'm with you on this. Surly hasn't let me down yet.
  34. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Russian River doesnt make barrel-aged stouts. Founders doesn't make sours. So I'll go with Hill Farmstead.
  35. katje111

    katje111 Initiate (162) Dec 30, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Dark horse
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  36. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    Alpine, Hill Farmstead, Cantillon, would be my choices.
  37. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Heh, you have to pick one!
  38. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Poo-Bah (3,058) May 29, 2005 Ohio
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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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  39. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2011 Illinois
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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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  40. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    I really tried to find something other than SN, but... Celebration, Narwhal, Ruthless Rye, Bigfoot, Hoptimum, Nothern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Estate, and Beer Camp offerings make it tough to go another direction.

    If they came out with any sours it would be game over.
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