What are your top 3 breweries?

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  1. Cuppa2Tree

    Cuppa2Tree Initiate (62) Mar 27, 2013 Illinois

    Jolly Pumpkin
    Pipeworks
    Founders
     
  2. JamesMN

    JamesMN Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Minnesota

    Awesome thread!
    I calculated mine based on my own top reviews.

    1) Stone
    2) Surly (as much as I love to hate them)
    3) Lagunitas
    close ties for third were Founders and Sierra Nevada based on their seasonals.
     
  3. Gilmorebrew

    Gilmorebrew Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Blue Hills
    Boulevard
    Uinta
     
  4. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Terribly original:

    Bell's
    Dogfish Head
    Anchor

    As with many other posters so many breweries shuffle in and out or I like one particular beer that send them up the list, but I keep coming back to I love all (or most) of the beer these folks make.
     
  5. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (548) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
    Trader

    1.) Founders
    2.) Broad Ripple Brewpub
    3.) 3 Floyds
     
  6. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (314) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    1. Southern Tier (Harvest, Live, 2x, Phin and Matts)
    2. Stone (Enjoy By, Levitation, Espresso RIS, Ruination)
    3. Founders (KBS, All Day, Centennial, Double)

    HM: Green Flash, Ithaca and Flying Fish


    I really need to start exploring Firestone and
     
  7. IpaSipa

    IpaSipa Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    1. Bell's
    2. Founders
    3. Stone
     
  8. dexterk1

    dexterk1 Champion (849) May 29, 2011 Illinois

    At the moment:
    Founders
    Half Acre
    Dogfish Head
     
  9. blckout20

    blckout20 Initiate (184) May 24, 2012 Connecticut

    1. Nebco
    2. Lawson's
    3. Founders
     
  10. litheum94

    litheum94 Champion (814) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I'm only choosing from breweries that I've had 10+ beers from. I love places like Founders and Three Floyds, but I can't call them my favorite based on a handful of beers. That said....

    Russian River
    Deschutes
    Firestone Walker
     
  11. Jimmys

    Jimmys Meyvn (1,469) Jan 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Firestone Walker (they don't make a bad beer)
    Victory (go there and it will change you, best American-German styled beers)
    Russian River (hoppy and sours)
     
  12. ParkerAE

    ParkerAE Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 California

    E1. Three Floyds
    2. Founders
    3. Bells

    Anchor, Sierra Nevada and Stone are all runners up. Disappointed to not see Anchor represented. They make quality beer.
     
  13. loweball727

    loweball727 Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Ohio

    Founders
    3 Floyd's
    Firestone walker / dark horse
     
  14. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    Founders
    Dark Horse
    Short's
     
  15. HarmonMW

    HarmonMW Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2012 Missouri

    Deschutes
    Russian River
    Kuhnhenn
     
  16. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,393) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    Jackie O's
    Founders
    Hill Farmstead
     
  17. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (438) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
    Trader

    Shorts
    Dark Horse
    Greenbush
     
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  18. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 New York

    Lagunitas
    Founders
    Firestone Walker
     
  19. brewtaster

    brewtaster Initiate (92) Sep 20, 2008 Indiana

    FFF's. Great Lakes, & Schlafly. This is pending since I have not yet been to Founders.
     
  20. hopley

    hopley Meyvn (1,386) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    Weyerbacher
    Founders
    Berkshire
     
  21. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Aspirant (281) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
    Trader

    Its so hard to pick only 3!

    Schlafly
    Lagunitas
    Firestone Walker
     
  22. brureview

    brureview Poo-Bah (1,750) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abby
    Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
    Boulevard
     
  23. Lurkerson

    Lurkerson Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Pennsylvania

    1. Russian River
    2. Three Floyds
    3. Victory
     
  24. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 California

    1. Sierra Nevada
    2. Bell's
    3. Great Divide
     
  25. ddedhed

    ddedhed Disciple (329) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio
    Trader

    1. 3 Floyds
    2. Founders
    3. Great Lakes

    Honorable Mention: Bell's, Mikkeller, and Stone
     
  26. wobblepop

    wobblepop Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Colorado

    How
    Many
    Times
     
  27. embeevlos86

    embeevlos86 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 California

    1. The Bruery
    2. Three Floyds
    3. Alesmith
     
  28. AustinM

    AustinM Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Founders
    Dogfish head
    Ommengang
     
  29. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    Great Lakes never a bad beer
    Boulevard if you forget about double wide
    21st Amendment

    runners up Founders, Lagnunitas, Oskar Blues
     
  30. MeBeerGood

    MeBeerGood Initiate (30) Jan 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    Founders
    Alpine
    Smuttynose

    * Haven't tried the big boys from VT yet :slight_frown:
     
  31. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
    Society Trader

    Founders
    Firestone Walker
    Russian River
     
  32. JuliusCaesar

    JuliusCaesar Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 New Hampshire

    Unibroue
    Founders
    Smuttynose
     
  33. BlueShirtMember

    BlueShirtMember Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2004 Ohio

    Great Lakes
    21st Amendment
    Founders
     
  34. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,686) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky

    NEBCO
    Drie Fonteinen
    New Glarus
     
  35. GoliathBrewing

    GoliathBrewing Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    Schlafly
    Goose Island
    Half-Acre
     
  36. chiipaman

    chiipaman Initiate (64) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    1. Stone
    2. Three Floyd's
    3. Lagunitas
     
  37. MaxOhle

    MaxOhle Disciple (395) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

    1.Weihestephaner Brewery
    2. Goose Island
    3. Great Lakes
     
  38. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    Avery
    Stone
    Hairoftherussianbruerydividewalker

    Honorable mention goes to Sierranitas and the lost brewdog.
     
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  39. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    Founders
    Cigar City
    Smuttynose
     
  40. boltfan

    boltfan Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    Russian River
    The Bruery
    Alpine
     
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