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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. Exactly my thought. Beer is beer, and assuming I am not gonna get poisoned, I want to try it. In a perfect world, I'd TRY EM ALL!
     
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  2. Jacks Abby, Founders(Id try doesnt mean I'd pay for it!), Lagunitas, Smuttynose, Ipswich.

    In actuality I'd probably "try" nearly everything, what I'd actually purchase or pay for, are any new brews from the breweries above. Hand me any beer I haven't had and I'll give it a shot.
     
  3. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Lagunitas (haven't had a bad one), FFF, Founders, Greenbush, Dark Horse
     
  4. New Glarus, Smuttynose
    Ale Asylum, SN
    Central Waters, Dark Horse
    Founders, NB
    Lagunitas, Southern Tier
    Bells, Deschutes
    Tyranena, Summit
     
  5. kingmaker

    kingmaker Savant (300) Louisiana Nov 20, 2012

    My Big Three: Russian River, Dogfish Head, and Stone

    Deschutes should get an honorable mention too
     
  6. Allagash, NEBCO, Jack's Abby.

    That's probably it, honestly. Pick and choose based on style otherwise.
     
  7. Jips

    Jips Savant (355) Kansas Nov 29, 2007

    Ill buy any ancient ale from dogfish since Im an archaeolgist...although I only really loved Theobroma thus far.

    Founders, Smuttynose, and Free State can do no wrong too.
     
  8. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012

    Town Hall.
     
  9. Sierra Nevada any beer anytime anyday
     
  10. New England Brewing Co. and Hill Farmstead
     
  11. Boulevard, Southern Tier
     
  12. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Savant (345) Iowa Dec 3, 2010

    Toppling Goliath
    Three Floyds
    New Glarus
    Southern Tier
     
  13. HF, Lawson's, jack's Abby, Trapp family lodge.
     
  14. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Advocate (700) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Every beer gets a fair shot from me, even if I have been stung by brewery before.
     
  15. Kenye

    Kenye Aficionado (170) Oklahoma Jun 28, 2012

    Shipyard! After their amazing Blueberry and Pumpkin beers!!!
     
  16. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Advocate (605) Ohio Mar 29, 2008

    Hill Farmstead
    Troegs
    Jackie O's
    New Glarus
    Cigar City
     
  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    Lagunitas and Founders
     
  18. Hill Farmstead
    Lawsons
    Alpine
    Jacks Abby
    Cantillon
    3F
    Bells
    Founders
     
  19. bgramer

    bgramer Savant (335) Washington Feb 10, 2006

    I believe that drinking beer is an experience that's always changing for each person, much like a journey. To reflect that, my list is always evolving as I try new breweries and beer styles. The short list in no particular order: Cantillon, Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Boneyard, Logsdon, Hair of the Dog, Upright, Drie Fontenein, Three Floyds, Fremont, Reubens Brews, Silver City and there's probably a couple more I've forgotten.
     
  20. I've never had anything from Dark Horse I didn't like, so they're definitely on the list. Stone does such good IPA's and the other stuff I've had from them has always been good. Lagunitas is definitely a top contender.

    I would have to say my top "blindly try anything" is Russian River. Their stuff is all so so good.
     
  21. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (760) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008

    Surly and Founders.
     
  22. Omensetter

    Omensetter Savant (270) Minnesota Nov 24, 2012

    God help me: Leinenkugel. They were the first non-Miller or Bud brewery I got into and I always have to try their new releases.
     
  23. spandexmachine

    spandexmachine Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2012

    Boneyard. Ska. Nimbus. Epic. Founders. Double Mountain. Everybody's. Pfriem. Russian River. Elysian. Goose Island. Ninkasi. Brau Brothers. New Glarus.

    In no particular order. Except maybe for Boneyard or Ska being #1...
     
  24. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Savant (365) New York Jan 23, 2011

    I'll try anything Cigar City and Founders. And Dogfish Head. I don't always like their stuff, but it's always interesting and worth having tried, even if I don't like it.

    I'm starting to get to the will try anything point with Middle Ages, and if money was no object I'd add Southern Tier.
     
  25. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (575) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    Founders, goose, ccb and FFF.
     
  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,170) Maryland Mar 18, 2008

    OH HO HO HO!!​
    I only had one from each of these breweries BUT I WANT MORE!!!​
    Hopworks Urban Brewery!!!​
    New Old Lompoc!​
    Driftwood out of Surrey BC - Canada!!!​
    why for me.. I can't have them all... time waits for no one...​
     
  27. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aficionado (245) Connecticut Oct 27, 2007

    Hill Farmstead - after a weekend in VT ... Every style and offering were good
    New England Brewing - gotta love the local
    Sierra Nevada - I can't recall not liking their interpretation of the style (sans maybe Tumbler)
    Lawson's Finest - same VT weekend, not as much variety around, but man what I had was good!
     
  28. obrike

    obrike Savant (425) Texas Jun 19, 2009

    Ditto x 2
     
  29. Boulevard and Peace Tree (local)
     
  30. mwilbur

    mwilbur Savant (385) Minnesota Dec 2, 2007

    I'll add two new ones to the mix: DeProef and Jester King. I concur with these listed above: Surly, Boulevard, Ommegang, Odell, and Deschutes.
     
  31. All of them. I don't discriminate.
     
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  32. Honestly for me, I would try any beer at least once. It wouldn't matter to me who it was produced by. If yet took the time, funds, effort, creativity to make it, I'll try it.
    What? You never try a restaurant you've never been too?
     
  33. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (450) Ohio Jun 29, 2012

    Supporting Local..
    Great Lakes Brewing Co.
    Fat Heads
    Hoppin' Frog
     
  34. damnitsjeff

    damnitsjeff Zealot (85) Indiana Sep 10, 2011

    If it's free then I say "line them up country music its party time!" (A saying from Patton Oswalt the comedian )
     
  35. mactrail

    mactrail Champion (785) Washington Mar 24, 2009

    Pretty Things... there! I said it
     
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  36. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Bells, Founders, Deschutes, 3 Floyds, Dogfish Head and Jester King
     
  37. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Firestone Walker (anyone noticing a trend here?)
    Sierra Nevada
    Boneyard Brewing
    Great Divide
    Fremont Brewing
    Alesmith
     
  38. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Savant (355) Louisiana Aug 23, 2012

    I'll try anything. You never know.
     
  39. TechTriumph

    TechTriumph Savant (275) Virginia Oct 26, 2011

    As many have said before:
    Founders
    Stone
    Russian River

    Locally, anything from Hardywood is a must try for me as well.
     
  40. legend8706

    legend8706 Savant (315) Virginia Oct 31, 2012

    Founders, Stone, Russian River, Oskar Blues, Lagunitas and Bell's.
     
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