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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by goodbeerallday, Dec 28, 2012.
It's for sure Founders with Deschutes a close second.
I thought this thread was done when I said "Hill Farmstead."
Avery has it all
Super high-level sours and barrel ales
Plus world class IPAs, sasions Belgians etc
Pilsner and just about the coolest people in the West
sticking to what I have in my back yard= FFF.
Lagunitas, Bell's, or SN. And miss all the rest, if that were true!
Geez... Founders probably. Perhaps Firestone Walker. I'd love to say Goose Island, but they don't have a yearly Barleywine or IIPA. Everything else they do is very solid and creative!
Founders, Jack's Abby, Firestone Walker
Stone, Troegs, Victory
I SECOND THIS STATEMENT
If price is not a factor, there is no doubt HF is the winner.
I'm totally fine with DC Brau. Great line-up, beer, etc. FFF makes some of the best beer on the planet, but I've had it with their attitude.
A couple others I wouldn't throw a shit-fit about if the world were to end and left one of these:
Schlafly's - Great lineup, great company. Class act!
Great Lakes - Another great lineup. Their assortment pack is my go-to!
Can't argue with Sierra Nevada, as it's always been one of my favorites, especially when you combine quality, consistency, and value. However, there are many, many others, including Firestone Walker, Victory, Stone, Odell, and Troegs.
You can never answer this question. The answer constantly changes, and is also subject to region, and definition of the word RULE. Some would say AB/InBev, because they control the marketshare. Some would say Sierra Nevada, stone, new belgium, or anchor because they are the most well known craft breweries. Some would say sintsixtus, russian river or, hill farmstead because they are the most revered. I would probably say from MY experience deschutes, or ballast point. They have the lowest tried/dissapointed ratio of any breweries from which ive tried more than five of their beers. Of course this is highly subjective, as many breweries aroun the country I've only had one or two beers from, and some none at all
Of course you can answer the question: if you had to drink one brewery for the rest of your life, which would it be?
It's not the same as asking "what is the best brewery" which is actually debatable.
Tröegs. Love their beers, and their Scratch beer series is enough to keep me from getting bored.
Founders, Troegs or Victory. I haven't been let down yet.
As much as I love Jack's Abby, I'd like something with a little more variety. I need a brewery that can spruce it up with a delicious stout from time to time (Yes, yes their Smoke & Dagger's exceptional but it is not heavy enough to satisfy the craving for a stout).
I would probably choose Founders or Weihenstephan. A Korbinian would be enough to satisfy my malty cravings from time to time. After that, Vitus and Oktoberfests all day, every day baby!
That being said, I'd also vote for Ayinger, but that's because I could live solely off the weizenbock for all eternity.
Not New Holland.
Your Cheese head is showing... Love Moon Man BTW. Worth a trip to the Woodman's in Kenosha
My gut says New Glarus (figuratively and literally)
...but, as far as highest rated across the board for me...3F.
Why must I choose?!
This is kind of tough, as I love a ton of different stuff from a ton of different breweries. For an all around, I enjoy almost every product, and they have a wide range, I'd have to go with Flying Dog. They rarely, if ever, do wrong by me.
reading peoples posts its a much harder decision to make than i originally thought. i remember the first time i had cigar city - jai alai... russian river - pliny the elder... north coast - old rasputin... all of which are readily available but just fantastic beers.
Stillwater is the brewery that has never done wrong by me. Of course it helps if you love Saisons.