What are your 2 favorite breweries?

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  1. mattdegroat

    mattdegroat Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2008 New York

    New Glarus and Ommegang.
  2. johnflyons

    johnflyons Initiate (123) Apr 30, 2011 Florida

    Cigar City
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  3. Yellolab2010

    Yellolab2010 Defender (632) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Local- tired hands..............hands down!
    Anywhere- TG................sooooooo gooooood!
  4. StonedTrippin

    StonedTrippin Poo-Bah (11,009) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    might also add de molen to this list, and jackie o's, two that i am only recently familiar with, but have been incredibly impressive across the board!
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  5. SackBlabbath

    SackBlabbath Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2014 Kentucky

    Founders above all, and 2nd place i'd give to De Molen.
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  6. 1withself

    1withself Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2015 Colorado

    My favorite is Avery Brewery and not far behind is Boulevard.
  7. ELS

    ELS Devotee (438) Apr 22, 2012 Florida
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    Right now:

    Cigar City

    If I had more access to Hill Farmstead and Russian River they could possibly be my top 2. Also, I'm going to California in a couple of weeks and will be drinking a lot of local beer I can't get in Florida. By the time I get back Alpine could be my favorite brewery.
  8. Karnivool1

    Karnivool1 Aspirant (284) Dec 28, 2014 Illinois

    Founders and Deschutes
  9. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (2,868) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Founders and Side Project.
  10. do_ob

    do_ob Crusader (799) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky
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    Founders and 3 Floyds
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  11. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (482) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    damn, this is hard. Boneyard and Fremont.
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  12. DerrickW

    DerrickW Disciple (385) Jan 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Creature Comforts and Firestone Walker
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  13. Eagleyes

    Eagleyes Aspirant (202) Aug 4, 2012 Missouri

    tough question. at the moment I would have to say Schlafly and New Belgium.

    This could change in a week though.
  14. alk3kenny

    alk3kenny Devotee (443) Oct 21, 2004 Georgia
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    Burnt Hickory and Stone
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  15. Professor_Yeesh

    Professor_Yeesh Aspirant (269) Aug 20, 2014 California
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    Lagunitas and Firestone Walker
  16. Dirrrty_Kurty

    Dirrrty_Kurty Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2015 Colorado
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    Odell & Avery
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  17. SackBlabbath

    SackBlabbath Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2014 Kentucky

    I just want to take a second to stress that Three Floyds would be "middle of the pack" if they produced/distributed as much as Founders..... Strike me down with your blade of judgement fellow BA's.

    *Edit: This is an opinion, not a fact. Or maybe it is a fact.
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  18. Coopington

    Coopington Initiate (136) Dec 12, 2014 Colorado

    Firestone Walker and Odell
  19. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (92) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    Lagunitas and Russian River.
  20. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Aspirant (229) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    1. Sierra Nevada
    2. Elysian
  21. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (893) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Other Half and Trillium.
  22. GoPack27607

    GoPack27607 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2015 North Carolina

    Wicked Weed - sours
    The Alchemist - Heady Topper
  23. bryreeves

    bryreeves Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    West Coast: Russian River and Deschutes
    No Coast: 3 Floyds and Bells
    East Coast: Allagash and Ommegang
    #303 bryreeves, Mar 10, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  24. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

  25. Malefactor

    Malefactor Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2014 Oregon

    local: boneyard and de garde
    out of state: russian river and fremont
  26. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,229) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Ommegang and Firestone Walker.
  27. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (227) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Deschutes and Founders

    I tell you what, for my accessible go-tos, Deschutes might run the table. Fresh Squeezed, Black Butte, Obsidian, Red Chair, Chainbreaker...good lord.
  28. bvilord

    bvilord Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Idaho
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    So many to choose from.....Firestone walker and Lagunitas
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  29. Fremont897

    Fremont897 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 California

    Changes often. For now it's Deschutes (Obsidian stout and Mirror Mirror barleywine are fantastic) and Alesmith (Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Speedway Stout and IPA are hard to top in each style)
    #309 Fremont897, Mar 11, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  30. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,373) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Russian River and Tree House.
  31. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
    ¬°Bad Trader! Beer Trader

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  32. SonictheBeerhog

    SonictheBeerhog Zealot (584) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Large Scale = Lagunitas and Firestone Walker
    Local Scale = Abandon Brewing Co. and Finger Lakes Brewing Co.
  33. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    3 Floyds and 18th Street.
  34. LakerLeith

    LakerLeith Zealot (539) Aug 11, 2013 California
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    Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
    Firestone Walker
  35. mikevanatta

    mikevanatta Aspirant (291) Sep 29, 2014 Minnesota
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    Holy crap this is hard.

    1. Surly
    2. Founders
  36. Rogorama

    Rogorama Disciple (335) Sep 4, 2012 Indiana
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    My top two have to be:
    1. Cigar City
    2. 18th Street
  37. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    Im biased as i live in NJ.

  38. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    Russian River and Lagunitas or Alchemist...can't decide...both for very different reasons but tied for the purposes of this thread...
  39. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois
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    3 Floyds and Pipeworks
  40. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (1,808) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Stone and Victory, with a close third to Avery. Everything they make is just so nifty - just don't drink them as much as the other two.
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