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what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nanobrew, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    After reading the other thread with pure bashing of breweries, I figure it would be nice to start a positive thread.

    So pretend you walk into a beer store, see a new beer you have no idea about. Which breweries would you automatically take a chance on?

    For me Russian River, I enjoy the majority of their beers, even the ones that are not amazing to me I enjoy trying, and usually it is because I don't like the style.

    Another one is Jolly Pumpkin. I love the who idea behind this brewery. Plus going to school in Ann Arbor makes me like them even more.
  2. Firestone Walker. I've loved everything I've had by them (although I heard they made a bad one recently, I think 805?).
  3. Olde Hickory. Ill buy anything they put out (even if its uncarbonated **cough cough** Saison Gee **cough**).

    But then again Ill try anything from any brewery at least once.
  4. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead - I couldn't care less what it is he brewed, I'd want to try it.
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  5. trevorjk

    trevorjk Savant (365) Netherlands Aug 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Tyranena and New Glarus. 2 of my favorites.
  6. DaveHack

    DaveHack Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Mar 28, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Crooked Stave, Hill Farmstead, Cantillon.
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  7. Stone, FSW, Founders, Hoppin Frog
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  8. Lagunitas & Stone.
    Their beers range from good to great, and are always inexpensive enough so that I can feel comfortable throwing that $5 worth of caution to the wind!
  9. Russian river, three floyds, jolly pumpkin, surly, cantillon
  10. Living in the 805, it's popping up on tap quite a bit, and it unfortunately seems to be replacing Fat Tire, Sam Adams or FW DBA from the taps at the sports bars around here.
    I can't say I'm too thrilled about it.
  11. Maine Beer Co. Even at the higher prices, I haven't met the MBC brew I haven't liked yet
  12. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    ccb and dfh
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  13. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Aside from my obvious choices of Cantillon, 3F, Alchemist, RR, FFF and HF, I'll say Freetail.
  14. shadytony

    shadytony Savant (260) Illinois Aug 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    FFF, Russian River, Firestone Walker, HF, Cigar City, Pipeworks
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  15. e30todamax

    e30todamax Savant (355) Virginia Oct 5, 2012

  16. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    All of them.
  17. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Advocate (545) North Carolina Mar 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders, Foothills, Olde Hickory
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  18. Blindly is a strong adverb : )
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Firestone Walker, Boulevard for sure... Never been dissapointed whatsoever.
  20. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Savant (430) California Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Farmstead, Tired Hands, Cooked Stave, Cantillon
  21. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (410) Illinois May 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Against the Grain
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  22. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    There are certain styles that it doesn't matter who brews it, I have no interest in trying it.
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  23. oldedog

    oldedog Savant (310) Connecticut Oct 23, 2012

    Founders, New England Brewing co, Stone, DogFish head, Smuttynose
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  24. After second thought, Ill buy anything from Great Lakes that isnt At Wits End or Traffic Light. omg ew.
  25. JayQue

    JayQue Advocate (530) Virginia Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    Sierra Nevada, Ommegang, St Bernadus, Russian River (when someone sends them to me), 3 Floyds (when somebody sends them to me), Schlaflys
  26. Three Floyds
    Great Lakes
  27. Innis & Gunn

    Locally I always try anything from White Birch, Squam Brewing, Shipyard and Smuttynose.
  28. Shorts, Brooklyn, Smuttynose.
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  29. Jack's Abby, Lagunitas, Ipswich, or Boulevard.
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  30. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Savant (455) Texas Jul 6, 2012

    St. Arnolds, Rahr, Deep Ellum, Stone, Oskar Blues, Schlafly, Yazoo.
  31. Smuttynose
    Sierra Nevada
  32. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Savant (265) Michigan May 16, 2012

    Hard to say anything, there are some styles that I probably wouldn't try no matter what.
  33. Assuming they all bottled:
    • Pfriem - definitely! (they're new, from Hood River, OR...hopefully you'all in other places can get it soon)
    • Upright and The Commons are both so far really great (they're kinda new-ish still)
    • Russian River - yes!
    • I would pay anything they asked for any of the Deschutes Reserve series
    • oh good god, I almost forgot Dogfish Head!
    Great question!
  34. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 11, 2008

    Shorts, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Kuhnhenn, The Livery, Bells.
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  35. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin, Grand Teton, Ballast Point, Green Flash and Dogfish Head.
  36. 7ate9

    7ate9 Savant (295) Virginia Apr 26, 2007

    Bell's, Founders, Jolly pumpkin, Boulevard, Hill Farmstead, Sierra Nevahrrrrda
  37. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Glutton for punishment?
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  38. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Three Floyds, Hill Farmstead, Logsdon
  39. womencantsail

    womencantsail Champion (880) California May 25, 2008 Beer Trader


    Ticks are ticks.
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  40. Hill Farmstead, Founders and every other brewery too