One brewery to rule them all.

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

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  1. StylzMC

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

    I thought this thread was done when I said "Hill Farmstead."
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  2. wobblepop

    wobblepop Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Colorado

    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
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  3. Bakker

    Bakker Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2010 Illinois
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    sticking to what I have in my back yard= FFF.
  4. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Lagunitas, Bell's, or SN. And miss all the rest, if that were true!
  5. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    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!
  6. klink40

    klink40 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Founders, Jack's Abby, Firestone Walker

    Honorable Mention:
    Stone, Troegs, Victory
  7. Psyko

    Psyko Initiate (165) Jan 6, 2011 California
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    The Bruery.
  8. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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  9. MaxOhle

    MaxOhle Devotee (419) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

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  10. rlee1390

    rlee1390 Poo-Bah (2,165) Mar 6, 2010 Indiana
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    If price is not a factor, there is no doubt HF is the winner.
  11. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    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!
  12. abcramer

    abcramer Disciple (348) Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    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.
  13. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
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    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
  14. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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  15. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    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.
  16. davidhilgen

    davidhilgen Initiate (153) Jun 16, 2009 New Jersey

    Tröegs. Love their beers, and their Scratch beer series is enough to keep me from getting bored.
  17. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Founders, Troegs or Victory. I haven't been let down yet.
  18. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    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!
  19. ShogoKawada

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

    That being said, I'd also vote for Ayinger, but that's because I could live solely off the weizenbock for all eternity.
  20. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Not Weyerbacher.

    Not New Holland.
  21. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

  22. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Your Cheese head is showing... Love Moon Man BTW. Worth a trip to the Woodman's in Kenosha
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  23. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (701) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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  24. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,897) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    My gut says New Glarus (figuratively and literally)
    ...but, as far as highest rated across the board for me...3F.

    Why must I choose?!
  25. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    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.
  26. timc13

    timc13 Aspirant (254) Jan 7, 2011 Virginia
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  27. goodbeerallday

    goodbeerallday Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2011 Australia

    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.
  28. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (8,149) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    Stillwater is the brewery that has never done wrong by me. Of course it helps if you love Saisons.
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