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One brewery to rule them all.

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

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  1. glaze3

    glaze3 Jul 29, 2010 Nevada

    Firestone Walker
     
  2. lostproc

    lostproc Mar 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Founders
    Stone
    Dogfish Head
     
  3. mooseisloose

    mooseisloose Nov 16, 2005 Florida

    BBC or Bogota Beer Company, best tour in the world. No public tours but if your are resourceful you will enjoy one of the best brewery tours in this hemisphere. The beer rocks as well. Just need to start putting out more seasonals and new brews.
     
  4. shawnohall

    shawnohall Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I've heard great things about HF, but most people don't live in or very close to Vermont, and are therefore, regarding Hill Farmstead, SOL.
     
  5. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    i know no one likes southern tier but thrm and founders and stone
     
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  6. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Brouwerij Verhaeghe
     
  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Lost Abbey or Ommegang for me
     
  8. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Oct 29, 2011 Australia

    i just opened a Unibroue Grande Reserve 17 on Christmas day. it had been a long time where i was just blown a way by a one a year release. i would drink that beer any day gladly. fantastic!
     
  9. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Founders or Great Divide. Awesome stouts and IPAs that is what I love most.
     
  10. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    Tough choice but if I had to pick only one - Bear Republic
     
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  11. ECalebrews449

    ECalebrews449 Dec 23, 2012 Nebraska
    Beer Trader

    Three Floyd's and Sierra Nevada. Love them both.

    Cheers!
     
  12. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Oct 29, 2007 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead. Variety and world class quality.
     
  13. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Dec 30, 2010 New York

    I totally understand so many people going with Founders. But, if we are taking all aspects into account I'm going with Sierra Nevada. I'm not so sure that I could afford to drink nothing but Founders.
     
  14. Brianhophead

    Brianhophead May 16, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    As of right now it would have to be either Samuel Smith or Brewdog. I pick Samuel Smith because I have yet to have a beer of theirs that isn't just frakking awesome. As for Brewdog, I love their Punk and Hardcore IPAs as well as their Alice Porter. These guys do some really interesting stuff with their beers and are worth a place in any beer lover's beer fridge.
     
  15. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Dec 11, 2010 California

    I didn't read the rest of thread, but this one is obvious to me: Russian River. What brewpub can you go to and have 14+ beers (brewed by the that brewpub) that are good to great any day of the year? I have never been to any other, so that makes this very simple for me.
     
  16. KC9LDB

    KC9LDB Apr 20, 2009 Illinois

    New Glarus, I just have a very emotional attachment to that brewery.
     
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  17. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    Three Floyds, like many others. FFF makes the majority of my favorite beers. Follow by Founders then Great Lakes.
     
  18. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Dec 6, 2012

    Yeah, but not a single lager in their lineup. Fuck that noize.

    If I had distro, Bells, otherwise it's gotta be Victory or Great Lakes
     
  19. rozzom

    rozzom Jan 22, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead.

    They cover almost all bases, generally to perfection.
     
  20. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Ahh, Founders v. FFF.

    FFF by a hair (of a Zombie). ;)
     
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  21. Durb777

    Durb777 Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Not a lager fan anyways so it works perfect for me!!

    Cheers
     
  22. Barrel_age_me

    Barrel_age_me Dec 26, 2012 Ohio

    FOUNDERS! NUFF SAID!
     
  23. ford0626

    ford0626 Oct 5, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Founders
    FFF
    Or
    Bells
     
  24. matt82gill

    matt82gill Dec 23, 2012 North Carolina

    I'd have to say Sweetwater. The IPA is just soooooo good plus I love being able to find it everywhere.
     
  25. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    Founders or Alesmith. Both have world-class offerings of a wide variety of beers.
     
  26. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    Terrapin or Mother Earth(N.C) mother earth has a solid line up and has been surprising me with some new projects, but definitely Terrapin solid line up and small batch projects that ive never been let down by
     
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  27. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Add me to the masses who say Founders, for very good reason!
     
  28. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    If the lugene choco milk stout is a pinnacle of the style like cut throat porter and their ipa are then I'll second this. If not then I am still searching for the perfect brewer. As I'm typing this I'm thinking that's really all odell is lacking is a good stout. Sours are solid, regular and seasonals can't be beat, and the one offs are also very well done.
     
  29. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    No doubt about it, Founders.
     
  30. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Founders. I haven't had a beer I didn't like. (Not yet, at least...)
     
  31. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Mar 24, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Well said - these breweries are probably number 1 & 2 for me

    Cheers!
     
  32. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Aug 15, 2011 New Jersey

    hands down, great divide. I've never had aanything less than an amazing beer from them and they have so much versatility
     
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  33. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Also Deschutes hasn't done me wrong yet.
     
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  34. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Geez...how did I forget!
     
  35. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Price is a good issue here. The OP did not say that we would be drinking for free. All of you saying CC, RR, HF, and FFF must be doing alright if that is the only brewery you would buy beer from...or you would be taking a significant hit in consumption.
     
  36. goalie33

    goalie33 Dec 3, 2009 New York

    Stone or Goose Island.
    Like someone said before, GI hits the whole spectrum with the sisters, their barrel aged sours, bcbs and varients, king henry, sophie, and their year round and seasonal beers. Don't forget night stalker and big john.
    I have never been disappointed by a stone beer. the AB series is awesome; RIS, sublimely and smoked porter are all regarded among the best in their style. across the board, they are just solid.
     
  37. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

    A V E R Y! As long as the taproom is part of the consideration. Not just great beer, but great people.
     
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  38. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Allagash!
     
  39. divineaudio

    divineaudio Dec 7, 2009 Michigan

    Founder's. Three Floyd's, Bell's and Stone aren't far behind though.
     
  40. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    It's for sure Founders with Deschutes a close second.
     
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