You can only drink beer from one brewer in your state. Which one is it?

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  1. Schmittymack

    Schmittymack Zealot (581) Sep 3, 2008 Colorado

    Close (very close) but my first choise would be Avery. And relative new comer Vindication would be in my top five.....haven't been to some of the even newer breweries, though, so....
  2. SovereignGood

    SovereignGood Aspirant (237) Jan 11, 2016 California

    California: Modern Times
  3. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,629) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico

    Consistently great
  4. jbertsch

    jbertsch Poo-Bah (1,592) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Jack's Abby. Although the top beers out of Mass may be from Tree House and Trillium, Jack's Abby surpasses them in breadth of styles done very well. Plus their accessability is light years better.
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  5. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (572) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    In NC Wicked Weed, but there is a ton of competition. NODA, Foothills, Sierra Nevada, and Oskar Blues are all right there. It's a great time to be a beer drinker in NC.
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  6. KMachHops

    KMachHops Disciple (310) Jun 16, 2014 California

    Cellarmaker. Modern Tmes would be a close second.
  7. LeeeMare

    LeeeMare Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2015 Massachusetts

    Tree House Brewing!
  8. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,270) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Foothills. They brew a wide array of beer styles- including Jade- a monthly IPA, and many specialties spread out through the year. Many will say Wicked Weed- and they are great- but value isn't their forte, and sours seem to be a big focus, delimiting a potential broader appeal. I love both breweries, but Foothills (value) is really good enough for me as a single brewery choice.
  9. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Initiate (166) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    Coast,because I could drink Hopart forever.
    2nd place Westbook...although they probably wouldn't distribute to my desert island.......BAM!
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  10. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey

    In NJ, it'll be Kane's HopLab Citra Pale Ale.
  11. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (281) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Foothills is catching up to wicked weed
  12. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (281) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Orpheus or Jekyl only cause of theyre double IPAS
  13. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    We have such a small state I am going to expand DE borders a few miles and take Burley Oak.
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  14. Chinaskifan1

    Chinaskifan1 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Nugget Nectar!
  15. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Meyvn (1,162) Sep 18, 2012 Georgia

    Tough call...Creature Comforts or Burnt Hickory for GA
  16. cryptichead

    cryptichead Poo-Bah (1,819) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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  17. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Crusader (796) Feb 25, 2015

  18. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri

    Dosvidanya by Destihl
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  19. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,931) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    New state, new answer.


    Such a tough choice choosing them over La Cumbre.
  20. Phishhead420

    Phishhead420 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2016 Illinois

  21. chango

    chango Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2006 Colorado

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  22. shareallthebeer

    shareallthebeer Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2014 Colorado

  23. turfy

    turfy Disciple (325) Mar 17, 2010 Texas

    Toss up between Community and Lone Pint. If it means fresh Yellow Rose all the time, I'm going with Lone Pint
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  24. Aquabeer

    Aquabeer Initiate (56) Apr 15, 2013 Connecticut

    I am loving the Bell's and Founder's support on this thread. Now, please don't make choose. It's like the Sophie's Choice of Michigan Beer.
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  25. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (2,317) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    No contest............ Melvin!
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  26. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Will have to reserve my thoughts until our new local startup brewery comes online.
  27. DerekCarruth

    DerekCarruth Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Georgia

    A couple of years ago I probably would have said Sweetwater or Terrapin. Now there's so many newer, smaller ones producing some great beers. The final 2 would have to be Orpheus and Creature Comforts. I think that Creature Comforts wins for me: Trop is as good as it gets, Cosmik Debris is an awesome DIPA, and when I need to stray from the hoppy stuff I can grab an Athena or Koko Buni, or maybe even a See the Stars (probably not, too hard to get). But then again Orpheus' hoppy stuff is fantastic. Transmigration is great and now The Rites gives them a kick-ass year round IPA to go w/their seasonal ones. If I need something not hoppy, Atalanta has really opened my eyes to Saisons, and sours.

    Too tough to call. I'll have some more today/tonight and try to narrow it down. This is even harder than picking the winner in my March Madness bracket.
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  28. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,910) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Gots to say, I can get to Founders in MI almost as fast as I can get to Victory or Weyerbacher. Fatheads is less than two hours away. But for PA beers only, gotta go with Victory - good beers, wide variety, excellent food. How well they'll fare after the "union" with Southern Tier, only time will tell.
  29. kingjohnh

    kingjohnh Defender (625) Nov 3, 2009 New Mexico

    LaCumbre here in New Mexico.
  30. shaemmerle

    shaemmerle Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Pennsylvania

  31. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (794) Aug 11, 2012 Florida

  32. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    Tree House. Great hops, great stouts, a pretty good brown ale, a pretty good pilsener, and even a Zwickel occasionally.
  33. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (577) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

  34. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

  35. nuggetlover

    nuggetlover Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

  36. doomXsaloon

    doomXsaloon Initiate (75) Jul 22, 2009 New York

    hahaha...I knew I'd find you here, spreading the RD love!
  37. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Savant (975) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois

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  38. REEK

    REEK Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

  39. PanurgeJr

    PanurgeJr Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2006 Missouri

    I move to another state and then cancel my data plan so I'm not subjected to such ridiculous suggestions.
  40. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    I suck on the teet of Sierra Nevada (and live 20 minutes from both San Francisco, Berkeley and Petaluma and 30 from Santa Rosa).
    If we're saying that the beer is fresh (within 1 month) each and every time and seasonals are year-round, it's a toss-up:
    Stone RuinTen
    Stone Dayman
    RR Row 2 Hill 56 also has honorable mention
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