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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. Hopdaemon39

    Hopdaemon39 Savant (360) New York Dec 27, 2011

    Many breweries of course but in particular Three Floyds, Russian River, and Alesmith. All three are totally kickass breweries
  2. RRBC
    ALPINE
    FFF
    SN
  3. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Savant (325) New York Jul 24, 2010

    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Southampton (though this will soon change to Two Roads, as Phil no longer brews at Southampton).
    Evil Twin
  4. Cigar City
    Great Divide
    Unibroue

    All outstanding breweries that always produce something good, and well priced too
  5. Coors.

    No seriously I would try most beers put in front of me.
  6. Jaap

    Jaap Aficionado (120) Washington Sep 21, 2012

    Firestone Walker. Haven't had a single one I didn't like.
  7. tronester

    tronester Advocate (635) Oklahoma Nov 25, 2006

    Pretty much any from local breweries.
  8. Bell's and Anderson Valley.
  9. revengespoon

    revengespoon Zealot (75) New York Feb 9, 2009

    Three Floyds. I've had their Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter, Robert the Bruce Scottish Ale, and Arctic Panzer Wolf. All were fantastic. Looking forward to some of their other brews I've seen locally (Pride and Joy Mild Ale, Broo Doo, Gumballhead).
  10. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Apr 4, 2010

    Off Color




    Too Soon?
    Nah. You know it's true.
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  11. Jolly Pumpkin, Bruery, Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Stillwater, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Goose Island
  12. darknova306

    darknova306 Initiate (0) New York Jan 13, 2005

    As long as I can buy an individual bottle instead of a full 6-pack, I'll pretty much take a chance on any new beer I see if it's a style I'm interested in at the time.
  13. MystikCelt

    MystikCelt Savant (305) New York Jun 11, 2011

    I'll always try anything from the weirdos out there like DFH, Brewdog, Flying Dog, Mikkeller, and possibly Pretty Things... because I know irregardless of whether I actually like it or not, it'll be an interesting experience I'll be happy to have tried.

    That said, other than Mikkeller, they're not all my favorite breweries. I appreciate what they do and the experiences they offer, and I genuinely like them and a good portion of their beers, but there are other brewers out there that I -know- are, no matter what they put out, quality. It's just that, if I'm not an IPA person, I might not drink a Founders IPA because while I know it'll be quality and IPA peeps will enjoy it, I'm just not all that into IPA's. But if any of the above breweries experiments with some strange twist on an IPA, I'm there.
  14. Deschuttes Stone Sierra and Bells
  15. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Aficionado (200) Michigan Jul 14, 2012

    I'm with you on Short's, as I'll try anything they make - the problem is,most of them only get tried once :) Gotta love the creativity and willingness to experiment, though... and every once in a while you find a gem...
  16. sil1

    sil1 Aficionado (245) California May 19, 2012

    Firestone !
  17. Perhaps echoing a lot of people here: Deschutes, Russian River, Founders, Pelican Pub.
  18. I agree 100% anything and everything from HF is oh so delicious!!!
  19. Beerista

    Beerista Zealot (95) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2012

    Locally, Ipswich, Smuttynose, Jack's Abby.
  20. aparabola

    aparabola Zealot (90) Nevada Oct 24, 2012

    Firestone ~ Stone ~ Russian

    Never had anything Russian, but everything I read makes me drool! Thanks all for the great reviews! :p
  21. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (645) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    Cigar City. I not only am willing to try their brews, i actively seek them.
    Bell's. I have enjoyed everything I've had from them, though to various degrees.
    Stone. I even tried belgo anise irs. Sometimes their beers miss the mark, but i enjoy trying them anyway
  22. Bells, flying dog.
  23. ANY brewery in Colorado.
  24. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (405) New Hampshire Apr 11, 2010

    Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Alchemist
    Jack's Abby
    Drie Fonteinen
    Smuttynose
  25. I would like to add Great divide to my previous list
  26. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Savant (490) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    FFF
    Founders
    Lagunitas
    Bells
    Surly
    Pizza port

    .......many more I'm sure!
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  27. BCross

    BCross Savant (275) Washington Nov 20, 2011

    Fremont Brewing
    Two Beers Brewing
  28. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (400) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    For me it depends. There are some breweries that I will try any specialty brews from but I am not a big fan of their regular beers. These are:

    Firestone Walker
    Odell
    Sam Adams
    Lost Abbey

    But to blindly drink ANY beer I see:

    Stone
    DFH
    The Bruery
    Evil Twin
    Deschutes
  29. Dogfish Head, Victory, The Bruery, Deschutes, SN, Russian River, Avery, Lagunitas, Stone off the top of my head.
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  30. CincyTK

    CincyTK Aficionado (195) Ohio Dec 21, 2010

    Founders
    Great Lakes
    Sierra Nevada
    Smuttynose
    Victory
    Stone
  31. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (895) Texas Aug 15, 2010

    I'll never understand the love for Firestone Walker. But anyway, here are my picks:

    Mikkeller (he can disappoint, but his home runs are home runs)
    Founders
    Alpine
    Alesmith
    Russian River
    Lost Abbey/Port
    Schlenkerla
    Guinness
    Cantillon
    Deschutes
    Alaskan
    Allagash
    Westvleteren
    Rochefort
  32. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (350) Florida Mar 16, 2012

    i live in Orlando so Cigar City is on my list. Also Sierra Nevada, Bells, Stone, Terrapin, there are so may
  33. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,025) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Orval
    Rochefort
    Dupont
  34. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (380) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Lagunitas
    Southern Tier
    Sierra Nevada
    All of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series
    Stone
    And probably a few other I'm forgetting

    Also, I will buy almost anything I haven't had that's at my local liquor store.
  35. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (400) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    That's why I said its their special releases for me. Their day-to-day beer is "meh", but their Proprietor's Reserve series is phenomenal. Parabola, Sucaba, DDBA and the Anniversary beers are all that I need to know they are awesome.
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Savant (495) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Any brewery.

    If you rip on anything before you've tried it, you're just being pretentious. I especially love trying the ones with really bad reputations.
  37. currysage1

    currysage1 Savant (270) Maine Jan 11, 2008

    Shipyard???
  38. onemanswarm

    onemanswarm Aspirant (45) Jul 31, 2012

    Neophyte here so add a grain of salt, but I will second the nominations for Three Floyds and New Glarus. Moon Man and Gumballhead taught me there's more to beer than American light lager. Adding Hill Farmstead and Russian River to the list after reading this thread. I will buy them on sight from here out.
  39. CJS

    CJS Aficionado (190) Florida Oct 28, 2012

    No question. Cigar City.

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