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Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:18:45 PM »
So I was just curious to see everyone's top 10 or so favorite commercial craft breweries?
Here are mine in no certain order
 Odells Brewing (CO)
 Strange Brewing (CO)
Deschutes brewery (OR)
 Firestone Walker Brewing (CA)
 Fort Collins Brewery (CO)
 Big Sky Brewing (MT)
 Mendocino Brewing Company (Select and Legend) (CA)
 Dogfish Head (DE)
 Big Horn Brewing (CB& Potts restaurant) (CO)
 Stone Brewing (CA)
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 10:26:11 PM by csu007 »
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 04:39:37 PM »
in no certain order:

rogue
dogfish head
stone
russian river
great divide
moylan's
drake's
sierra nevada

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 04:53:56 PM »
In no particular order of preference except for #1...
1.) Sierra Nevada
2.) Oskar Blues
3.) Victory
4.) Flying Fish
5.) North Coast
6.) Anchor
7.) Gordon Biersch
8.) Boston Brewing
9.) Traquair House
10.) Yuengling

Not making the list (because I don't like their beers overall) is AB-InBev...but they do get a begrudging honorable  mention because a couple of their specialty "craft" beers are actually very worthy and I enjoy them from time to time. (do I need to duck after saying that??)
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 04:55:44 PM »


Not making the list (because I don't like their beers overall) is AB-InBev...but they do get a begrudging honorable  mention because a couple of their specialty "craft" beers are actually very worthy and I enjoy them from time to time. (do I need to duck after saying that??)

I agree some their "craft" beers are very good, much like some of Coors offshoot craft brews
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 05:06:50 PM »
This is a list that's ever changing, but here is mine at this moment...
1.  Odell
2.  AleSmith
3.  Avery
4.  Full Sail
5.  Dry Dock (right around the corner from my house)
6.  Stone
7.  Oskar Blues
8.  Left Hand
9.  Dogfish
10.  New Belgium


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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 05:43:26 PM »
In the number one spot:
a tie:   Boulevard, Sierra Nevada
Deschutes almost makes it a 3 way tie, but they brewed the abomination known as the Abyss.
Other than these 3 I really don't run across breweries whose entire portfolio appeals to me.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 08:02:07 PM »
Current favorites in no particular order. Subject to change without notice.

Russian River
Green Flash
Alpine
Avery
Alesmith
Firestone Walker
Pizza Port
Stone
Ballast Point
Bear Republic

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:41:15 PM »
This is a list that's ever changing, but here is mine at this moment...
1.  Odell
2.  AleSmith
3.  Avery
4.  Full Sail
5.  Dry Dock (right around the corner from my house)*
6.  Stone
7.  Oskar Blues
8.  Left Hand
9.  Dogfish
10.  New Belgium
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Dry Dock is great, I have recently discovered them. I really enjoy the brew hut for my homebrew supplies. only  draw in terms of supplies is its a 30min drive for me to get to the neck of the woods, and also you have to navigate the tech center  >:(.

I think that my favorite list could easily go up to 20 regular breweries that i drink, but i tried to pick breweries that i liked all their beers or almost all.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 08:46:17 PM by csu007 »
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 08:59:56 PM »
Triumph
River Horse
Flying Fish
Sierra Nevada
Yuengling
Dogfish
Founder's
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 09:52:01 PM »
Bells
DogFish Head
The rest are Canadian and the rules are very clear that they have to be USA breweries.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 10:11:35 PM »
Bells
DogFish Head
The rest are Canadian and the rules are very clear that they have to be USA breweries.

lol. I think we can allow Canadian craft breweries, however i'm not sure that i will recognize many of the names,  ;)
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 11:08:10 AM »
It's easier if I just stick with my favorite local places (alphabetically).

Big Time
Black Raven
Boundary Bay
Diamond Knot
Elliot Bay
Elysian
Everybody's
Fremont
Maritime Pacific
Naked City
Schooner Exact
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 11:13:45 AM »
Stone
Founders
Ballast Point
Green Flash
Odell's
Ska
Firestone Walker
Sierra Nevada
Great Divide
Nebraska Brewing Company

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 11:14:21 AM »
It's easier if I just stick with my favorite local places (alphabetically).

Big Time
Black Raven
Boundary Bay
Diamond Knot
Elliot Bay
Elysian
Everybody's
Fremont
Maritime Pacific
Naked City
Schooner Exact


I take this list and add

Silver City
Pike

13 you say?
A Baker's dozen of awesome.
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 11:41:13 AM »
It's easier if I just stick with my favorite local places (alphabetically).

Big Time
Black Raven
Boundary Bay
Diamond Knot
Elliot Bay
Elysian
Everybody's
Fremont
Maritime Pacific
Naked City
Schooner Exact


I take this list and add

Silver City
Pike

13 you say?
A Baker's dozen of awesome.

If you're going to pick 10 great local breweries your list is bound to leave off a bunch that are worthy :)
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