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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. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    The answers are eerily similar to what my favorite breweries are-
    Sierra Nevada
  2. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Aficionado (165) Nov 23, 2012

    At this point I'll give Founders a shot without hesitating. Three Floyds has joined that list as well.
  3. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Advocate (620) Virginia Oct 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    Russian River. Also, Founder's, Bruery, and Stone.
  4. stakem

    stakem Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    not necessarily a specific brewery but anyone who puts out a berliner weisse is an automatic buy for me

    i generally try everything new coming out of my local spots like troegs and their scratch beer. also pizza boy and selinsgrove but those are draft/growler only. pizza boy is cranking new stuff out all the time. selinsgrove has their nitch of usual suspects but its fun to try each new batch because the brewer is known to tweak and change his recipes from one batch to the next
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  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Founders, Sierra Nevada, Revolution, Goose Island
  6. Thads324

    Thads324 Savant (410) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    Stone is inexpensive? Are you high?
    I'll agreed on lagunitas, I love all of their stuff. Pretty things will also get my vote, I really like their creations
  7. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas, Sierra, Troegs, Victory, Maine, Sixpoint, Cisco, Blue Hills (wow was the Oktoberfest marzen bad), Mayflower, Jacks Abbey. These are the usual New England/East Coast distributed suspects.
  8. clarkley

    clarkley Aficionado (160) Pennsylvania Oct 23, 2009 Subscriber

    Southern Tier.
    Always on the edge, but somehow still maintains sanity.
  9. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (730) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    Bell's, Founders, Great Lakes, Fat Heads, DFH, Oskar Blues, FW, Goose Island, Brewery Vivant, Stone, Troegs, Victory...shall I go on?
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  10. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Advocate (560) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    I would have to say that Tired Hands is a place I feel comfortable ordering anything.
  11. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Founders, Bell's, Troegs, Victory, Lagunitas. Just to name a few, I haven't had a bad one yet from any of those breweries.
  12. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

    Funky Buddha and Cigar City
  13. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (330) Illinois Nov 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Great Lakes, New Glarus, Founders, Three Floyds, Perennial
  14. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    Tired Hands
    Firestone Walker
  15. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Savant (305) Colorado Apr 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Right now, I'm all about trying anything by Pipeworks Brewery here in Chicago.
  16. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (330) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    Schafly,havn't been disappointed yet.
  17. SupremePie

    SupremePie Savant (320) Vermont Sep 30, 2012

    Lawsons Finest, Bobcat Cafe, and Hill Farmstead.. Frankly, I despise hoppy beers, to the point where I spit out most pale ales that I try. With that said, Sean, Mark, and Shaun are such fine brewmasters that I will very willingly even partake in a small pour of their hop bombs.
  18. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (475) Iowa Oct 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Struise, Surly, New Glarus, Russian River, Toppling Goliath. Probably allot more than that though.
  19. Rogue

  20. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    It was Bell's until I had an Oarsman Ale.
    If it's a style I like then FFF, Founders, Stone, Firestone Walker, and most of Colorado.
  21. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (735) Colorado Apr 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Pipeworks. I haven't been let-down yet and I've tried just about everything they have released.
  22. Olde Hickory
  23. I don't mind Oarsman, my wife really likes it. She thinks Founders Cerise is OK, and I can't drink that one.
  24. Heller-Trum
    Ayinger or Andechs
    Russian River
    Firestone Walker

    and Sierra Nevada.

    Edit - must also say anything from Spezial and Mahrs.
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  25. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    My two have been mentioned individually, but not together... I'm not sure either Alesmith or Founders are capable of making a beer I wouldn't be happy with...
  26. herrburgess

    herrburgess Poobah (1,035) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Prost Brewing. Any purchases would be truly blind, as I have yet to try a single beer from them; but from everything I've read and seen, I'm convinced they wouldn't disappoint.
  27. NWer

    NWer Advocate (740) Washington Mar 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    +1 RR for sure.
    In addition:
  28. tastymug

    tastymug Savant (315) Washington Oct 10, 2012

    Southern Tier, Rogue, Weyerbacher, and Three Floyds (which sadly is rarely available in my area).
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  29. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    I usually do a mix of styles i'm currently digging plus breweries i have faith in. If it's a style i feel burnt out on, i'll pass even if its one of my fave breweries.

    That said, locally, Dieu du Ciel is pretty much the only one i buy blindly. If i don't like though, i won't re-purchase.

    When i go shopping in the US: For sure, if i see, i grab Hill Farmstead & Three Floyds. Founders & Bell's are two others that i pause at.
  30. Lucidious

    Lucidious Initiate (0) California Nov 15, 2012

    I have to say I am still way N00b, so I'll pretty much try anything from anywhere, but to be more specific I am in love with a local brewery called Enegren Brewing Co. I lived down the street from their brewery when they first opened and fell in love with their Alt (they call it a California Alt). They really got me into beer, so anything they make I will try!
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  31. Not high.
    Here in CA Stone and Lagunitas are right around the same price!
    $8-$9 six packs and $5-$6 bombers
  32. No brewery if the beer is outrageously priced, but Deschutes, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Rogue.
  33. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (295) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Founders and New Glarus. If I could have 1 brewery in my hometown, it would be tough to choose between these two. I make a trip to New Glarus once a year just to get there beers, where as with Founders, they distribute here. On topic, I would try anything these breweries put out, no questions asked.
  34. BeTheBall

    BeTheBall Savant (330) Massachusetts Jun 9, 2004 Subscriber

    Stone, Southern Tier, Avery, Ommegang, Chimay, St. Bernardus, Unibroue, to name my obvious ones.
  35. This! also surly, new glarus, alpine.
  36. Rau71

    Rau71 Savant (400) California Dec 12, 2011 Beer Trader

    805 Honey Blonde is basically the Craft Converter beer. Tastes like Coors or something to me. But they did make an 805 IPA and it was fantastic, but they have no intentions of making or selling that beer right now.

    On topic, Firestone and Sierra Nevada for me.
  37. 6 pack:
    Unibroue,DFH,Victory,Sixpoint,Ommegang,Sierra Nevada
  38. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

  39. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Savant (290) Maryland May 23, 2007

    Shorts, Founder's, Bell's, Deschutes, Dogfish, Cigar City, Funky Buddha, Odell, hmm.. Russian River, Lost Abbey, Victory and Weyerbacher.
  40. Sierra Nevada/Lagunitas/founders for bigger operations that are easy to find.

    Jacks Abby has been filling this void lately for locals as well as Pretty Things.