Top 5 WA breweries voting thread.

Discussion in 'US - West' started by BBThunderbolt, Apr 4, 2020.

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  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'll leave this active until Saturday 4/11. Here's the procedure:
    *I'm using a modified version of the Formula 1 point system: 1st = 10pts, 2nd=6pts, 3rd=4pts, 4th=2pts, 5th=1point.

    *Again you can only vote for 5 of the 12 finalists. List them in your order 1st-5th.

    *I'm only going to accept your first post as counting. If you change your mind, do it within the edit window.

    *Everyone is eligible to vote, even if they didn't vote in the nomination thread.

    *Use your own parameters for choosing. If you want to vote best, fine. If you want to vote favorite, fine. By style, fine. Wutever.

    Here's the nominees, in alphabetical order (with # of noms in Parentheses):

    Bale Breaker (8)
    Cloudburst (3)
    Chuckanut (14)
    Floodland (4)
    Fremont (29)
    Georgetown (17)
    Holy Mountain (13)
    Reubens (20)
    Silver City (3)
    Skookum (12)
    Stoup (3)
    Wander (5)

    Have fun, argue politely, and most certainly, drink while voting!
     
  2. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Dec 3, 2014 Washington

    Not going to even vote at this stage, at this point it's all fanbois cheering on their favorite team. ALL are in driving distance at a bottleshop or on grocery store shelves, we're all winners in this game.
     
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  3. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Fremont
    Reuben's
    Georgetown
    Bale Breaker
    Wander
     
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  4. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Bale Breaker
    Georgetown
    Fremont
    Silver City

    None of the others have we had experience with
     
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  5. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I thought that was the whole point of this, from the get go. Am I mistaken?
     
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  6. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I'd like to think that it's a blend of Fanboi-ism and actual, unbiased appreciation of our various breweries.

    Yes, I know, I'm still naive.
     
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  7. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Dec 3, 2014 Washington

    We're at stage two. You know passive/aggressive leftist PacNW folks like you are why I really pass up this section most of the time. Thanks for reaffirming my opinion.
     
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  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    From the OP "argue nice".
     
  9. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I haven't blocked you.

    If I'd blocked you I wouldn't have seen your post in the first place.

    Matter of fact, I've only blocked one person here, and that's because they went way out of their way to be obnoxious.

    I like your posts, man. And I have no idea why you have such a goddamn chip on your shoulder against me.
     
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  10. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Also: My question still stands, and it's open to anyone who wants to answer: Isn't the whole point of this thread and the other one to vote for our favorite breweries? The ones we actually do want to fanboy for?
     
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  11. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Dec 3, 2014 Washington

    To

    To be honest, I have absolutely no problem with you. It just seems most folks in this area are arrogant pricks and I guess I throw it back in kind. You and I rarely interact here and you've never once done something to offend me. Throw a little cabin fever in the mix... a guy gets shitty.
    Sorry if I came across wrong.
     
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  12. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    As I said in the OP of this thread: Vote how you want: "favorite", "best", "by volume", "hype-worthy", wutevz. This is just fun, time-killing chatter whilst we all have time, have to be relatively alone, but still want to communicate.

    Plus, somebody needs to steal this and start the Orygun version.
     
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  13. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    FTFY.
     
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  14. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    @Mister_Faucher No harm no foul, man. These are stressful days. I'm happy to keep you on the long list of BA's I need to buy a pint for. (Seriously, I do keep a list.)
     
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  15. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I best NOT be on that list. You've been too generous as it is.

    How about @vurt and @Mister_Faucher agree to meet in Bellingham when this shit is finally done (prolly 11 years from now [wut, it's been less than 2 weeks? Damn!], but whenever) and I'll be some combo of Dr. Phil/Judge Judy/Oprah, and The Rock? We can either hug it out, sue it out, or fight it out!
     
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  16. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Dec 3, 2014 Washington

    I'd love to hit a Bham pub crawl. My main tattoo guy is working out of there now, I can check in on the in-laws at the same time.
     
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  17. honkduh

    honkduh Jun 2, 2011 Oregon

    Skookum (12)
    Fremont (29)
    Reubens (20)
    Bale Breaker (8)
    Wander (5)
     
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  18. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Fremont
    Georgetown
    Stoup
    Reubens
    Skookum
     
  19. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Best prepare thy liver. I know folks at all but 1 brewery in town. Plus, The Hobos do love us a bottleshare.
     
  20. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Feb 20, 2009 Washington
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    Fremont (29)
    Georgetown (17)
    Bale Breaker (8)
    Reubens (20)
    Skookum (12)
    That's a little too close to the the overall mode list. I'm somewhat disappointed in myself.
     
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  21. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Fremont
    Georgetown
    Reuben's
    Bale Breaker
    Skookum

    The middle three are tough to order.
     
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  22. rrock44

    rrock44 Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Georgetown
    Fremont
    Bale breaker
    Silver City
    White Bluffs (dammit, should have gotten them into the finals, but fan boys are gonna fan boy...)
     
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  23. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Oct 15, 2008 Oregon
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    Reubens
    Fremont
    Chuckanut
    Georgetown
    Cloudburst
     
  24. chinochino

    chinochino Jul 29, 2013 Washington

    Fremont
    Skookum
    Georgetown
    Chuckanut
    Silver City
     
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  25. PNW

    PNW Dec 23, 2019 Washington

    Cloudburst
    Chuckanut
    Floodland
    Holy Mountain
    Wander

    Thanks.
     
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  26. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Hmmmm... Let's go with...

    Georgetown
    Fremont
    Chuckanut
    Reubens
    Skookum
     
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  27. kemoarps

    kemoarps Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    Oh, bless your heart
     
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  28. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    Fremont
    Reubens
    Georgetown
    Bale Breaker
    Holy Mountain
     
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  29. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Fremont
    Holy Mountain
    Skookum
    Reubens
    Wander
     
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  30. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Fremont
    Chuckanut
    Reubens
    Wander
    Georgetown
     
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  31. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington

    Reuben’s
    Fremont
    Chuckanut
    Georgetown
    Skookum
     
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  32. MaximumYuks

    MaximumYuks Nov 30, 2013 Oregon

    Fremont
    Holy Mountain
    Chuckanut
    Cloudburst
    Reubens

    This wasn't easy. I'm sure an Oregon one would be even harder for me.
     
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  33. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    Reuben’s
    Fremont
    Georgetown
    Skookum
    Silver City

    Reuben's is killing it right now with their IPA's and barrel-aged beers.
     
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  34. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Haven't had much experience with their BA stuff, but couldn't agree more about their ipas. They're really the only brewery in the NW whose hazy IPA's I enjoy on a regular basis.
     
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  35. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    You're missing out. Personally I think their BA beers are all better than what Fremont is now doing.
     
  36. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Whoa!!! That's pretty high praise. I generally consider Fremont to be the gold standard when it comes to ba stuff in the NW. I'll keep an eye open for Reuben's ba beer from now on. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  37. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I wouldn't go that far quite yet, but Reuben's Three Ryes Men was indeed spectacular.
     
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  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And, would Mrs. Vurt be voting this round as well?
     
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  39. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    Indeed it is. By far the best BA barleywine from Washington or Oregon (IMHO). I see why it medaled at GABF. BBIS is also excellent.
     
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  40. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    The early precincts are reporting, and the returns are:

    Fremont 131 pts
    Georgetown 69
    Reubens 63
    Chuckanut 30
    Bale Breaker 26
    Skookum 26
    Holy Mountain 15
    Cloudburst 13
    Wander 7
    Silver City 6
    Floodland 4
    Stoup 3

    Stay tuned for further updates.
     
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