Favorite US Breweries

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BeanDip
beers 117 º places 11 º 08:53 Sun 1/27/2013

Have to admit the landscape has changed quite dramatically from when I first started on my beer journey. But I’m finding my tastes haven’t changed much...added US qualifier because stuff like the Trappists is a given. Also added favorite style because many have such a broad range and not all of them are good.

So, which breweries fall into the "see the name and know I will enjoy my favortite styles by them" category? My favs: Imperial Stouts, Porters, Strong Ales, Barleywines, "Belgians"...

North Coast (my first real love)

Three Floyds

Pizza Port

Stone

CCB

Goose Island

Dogfish Head

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 09:09 Sun 1/27/2013

OMG Ommegang. Best Belgian style brewery over here in New York anyway. I love everything they make.

 
reggiedunlop
beers 3726 º places 182 º 09:13 Sun 1/27/2013

Founders is the first that comes to mind that is widely distributed. Also RR, Three Floyds, New Glarus. And locally...Tired Hands. They make amazing beer very consistently.

 
miketd
beers 5 º places 125 º 09:17 Sun 1/27/2013

Fat Head’s
Russian River
Port
HOTD
Jackie O’s

 
Quasimodo
beers 217 º 09:26 Sun 1/27/2013

Founders
Lost Abbey
Ommegang
Three Floyds
Jolly Pumpkin
New Glarus

Lagunitas
Firestone

 
bdigital
beers 659 º places 11 º 09:29 Sun 1/27/2013

Three Floyds
Hair of the Dog
New Glarus
Founders
Shorts

 
TURDFERGUSON
beers 4068 º places 154 º 09:36 Sun 1/27/2013

Hill Farm
Russian River
HOTD
Upright
Tired Hands
Victory

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 10:22 Sun 1/27/2013

In alphabetical order only this is a quick five I can think of, but I could probably name 20 breweries at least.

Boulevard
Jolly Pumpkin
New Glarus
Terrapin
Troegs

 
TURDFERGUSON
beers 4068 º places 154 º 10:26 Sun 1/27/2013

Originally posted by TURDFERGUSON
Hill Farm
Russian River
HOTD
Upright
Tired Hands
Victory


add Jolly Pumpkin. How did i forget poland?

 
BOLTZ7555
beers 3127 º places 90 º 10:30 Sun 1/27/2013

Have to go with AleSmith, Firestone Walker, and CCB here...all outstanding and rarely miss!

 
StefanSD
beers 2468 º places 57 º 10:31 Sun 1/27/2013

Everything local--which is now over 50 breweries in San Diego county.