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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012, 12:23:59 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.

I live in SE Centennial and Dry Dock and Brew Hut are only a 7 min drive from my house.  Dry Dock brews some great beer.  I get all my ingredients from Brew Hut and the staff there is great.
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2012, 12:45:25 PM »
Dogfish Head
Firestone Walker
Sierra Nevada
Victory
Stone
Rogue
Bear Republic
New Belgium
Great Divide
Allagash

The list evolves over time but this is the most current list.  :)
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 12:59:35 PM »

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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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I agree living in CO i can name like 30breweries off the top of my head that are great and could compete with any national craft brewery
“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 #18 on: March 09, 2012, 01:03:45 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.

I live in SE Centennial and Dry Dock and Brew Hut are only a 7 min drive from my house.  Dry Dock brews some great beer.  I get all my ingredients from Brew Hut and the staff there is great.

Yeah I live over in the Ken Caryl so the Brew Hut and Beer at home (Broadway and Quincy) are my two local brew shops. however the Brew Hut i think has a better staff. I love dry dock i have not had a bad beer yet, their ESB is great and along with their IPA's, i only wish the bottled all their beers :D
“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 #19 on: March 09, 2012, 01:18:34 PM »
Dogfish Head
Firestone Walker
Sierra Nevada
Victory
Stone
Rogue
Bear Republic
New Belgium
Great Divide
Allagash

The list evolves over time but this is the most current list.  :)

Ah, I can't believe I forgot about Great Divide.  I also like Breckenridge Brewery and my wife loves BB's vanilla porter and Christmas ale. 
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2012, 01:21:16 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
[/quote/]

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.

I live in SE Centennial and Dry Dock and Brew Hut are only a 7 min drive from my house.  Dry Dock brews some great beer.  I get all my ingredients from Brew Hut and the staff there is great.

Yeah I live over in the Ken Caryl so the Brew Hut and Beer at home (Broadway and Quincy) are my two local brew shops. however the Brew Hut i think has a better staff. I love dry dock i have not had a bad beer yet, their ESB is great and along with their IPA's, i only wish the bottled all their beers :D

Dry Dock's ESB is very good.  I also really like their Vanilla Porter and their Tripel, which is a seasonal that's available now, is great.  Although I'm not a huge Hefe fan, their Hefe might be one of the best I've ever had.  My wife loves their Hefe and Apricot Blonde.
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 01:50:32 PM »
Russian River
Eel River
The Bruery
Lagunitas
Main Street Brewing (Corona CA)
Ale Smith
Lost Abbey
El Toro
Moon Light brewing
North Coast




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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 03:23:53 PM »
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 :)
That would certainly depend a lot on where you live. 
My favorite locals include
Cigar City
Swamp Head
Tampa Bay Brewing
7venth Sun (new and making a very nice Berliner weisse)
I also like these guys, but they're not local
Firestone Walker
Victory
Left Hand
Bear Republic
New Glarus
Alaskan
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 03:34:53 PM »
If you're going to pick 10 great local breweries your list is bound to leave off a bunch that are worthy :)
That would certainly depend a lot on where you live. 
Certainly, but garc is local to me. :)
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 03:54:48 PM »
In no particular order:

Samuel Smith’s
Founder’s
Great Lakes
New Glarus
Unibroue
Boulavard
Bell’s
Goose Island
Left Hand
North Coast
So it goes.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2012, 05:55:51 AM »
In no particular order:

1. Sierra Nevada
2. Full Sail
3. Triumph Brewing Co.
4. Southern Tier
5. Ithica Brewing Co.
6. Boston Beer Co.
7. Hacker-Pschorr
8. Victory
9. Riverhorse
10. Flying Fish

And probably a bunch of others I left out.
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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2012, 08:10:22 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.

Washington focused and I love it.

I would add Iron horse and Amnesia as northwest greats.

I love Black Raven and Elysian although I am not a huge fan of Fremont.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 09:39:40 AM »
These are also all local to me. I have a hard time buying a west coast beer when I can get something local that's been well treated (bottle shop that has no warm storage at all) or go to the taproom

Jolly Pumpkin
Founders
Bells
Brewery Vivant
Arcadia
North Peak
Odd Side Ales
The Hideout
Greenbush
Darkhorse

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 01:53:53 PM »
In addition to the ones I mentioned a while ago, here are some American breweries that I've tried and like very much.  Not exactly favourites but certainly ones I'd drink if I was stranded on a desert island with a lot of beer.

New Glarus - Love Moon Man
Stone - Ruination is the only I have had
Laguanitas - Had an IPA, can't recall the name but it was very good
Goose Island - Yes, I know they're owned by the big guys but I really like Matilda
Lazy Monk - drove 4 hours out of my way to get that last year, the O'fest was worth the trip
Surly - had a couple of those in Minnesota and will have a couple more
Shorts - except that their labels are welded to the friggin' bottles which makes re-use a real pain

As for favourites:
Muskoka brewery - Cream Ale and Mad Tom IPA are great
Flying Monkeys - first "American style" IPA/APA brewer around here
Creemore Springs - now owned by Molson/Coors but the quality seems to still be very good
Sleeman - now owned by Sapporo but the Cream Ale is still pretty good on a hot day.
Wellington  - Arkell Best Bitter - Friggin' awesome.  County Ale - Michael Jackson gave it 5/5 and he was being a bit tough on it.
Neustadt - Very good (and my friends son works there so I have to put it on the list)
Big Rock - Alberta's finest.  Traditional is great, Warthog is good, Grasshopper is fantastic
Steam Whistle - Do one thing, really really well.

But, of course none of them compare with my homebrew.

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Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 03:19:45 PM »
ILazy Monk - drove 4 hours out of my way to get that last year, the O'fest was worth the trip

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