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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. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Aficionado (200) North Carolina Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stone, Terrapin, DFH, Allagash, Ommegang, Unibroue, Shmaltz, Bell's, Founders, Duck Rabbit, Mother Earth, Heavy Seas
  2. MudDrinker

    MudDrinker Aficionado (235) Ohio Oct 16, 2012

    Great Lakes
    Dogfish Head
  3. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    I agree with you about ripping on a beer before trying, I think that is a snob reaction. My point is with all of the new breweries and vast amount of new beer there is no way my wallet or liver can handle them all. So when faced with unheard of beers there are certain brewers I am more willing to try. I wish I could try them all

  4. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Oh hah, yeah, of course. You have to limit yourself to what you think is interesting and I don't go 'round tasting every beer I can get my hands on. That being said, I'm the totally smashed guy at the beer festival :p (no I'm not :D)

    The thing is, if someone offers you a sip, would you go: "ugh, no, I had a beer by that brewery once and hated it" or would you still give it a fair go? There's always a fine line to be drawn between these things, especially when it comes to finances. If you've disliked pretty much every beer a brewery has done up to that point (which to me is purely hypothetical with all these styles around, they're bound to be at least half decent at something), it's unlikely that you'll buy a $30 bottle from them.

    Then again, there's a difference between healthy consumer apprehension and simply slamming a beer because it's been brewed by a certain brewery. With all the style varieties out there that's just nonsensical.

    For example: I disliked Dark Lord, but I love the IPA's that 3 Floyds do.
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  5. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Savant (335) Illinois Aug 23, 2012

    three floyds
    great lakes
    firestone walker
  6. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (705) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    Central Waters, I've never had a bad beer from them. Maybe not always to my taste but always a well crafted, top notch beer.
  7. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Russian River - although I've only had their brew twice, I'm ready and willing to try again and again.
    Dogfish Head - I don't always like it (usually I do), but I'll try anything from them.
    Allagash - Always ready to try it!
  8. Im gonna go ahead and throw in Olde Mecklenburg in Charlotte--they make fantastic German lagers (at least from what Ive had so far), and ive starting to trust everything they do.
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  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

  10. peteinSD

    peteinSD Savant (255) California Apr 25, 2010

    stone surly three floyds cantillon drie fontienen captain lawrence hill farmstead russian river sierra nevada lost abbey green flash pizza port (any location) dark horse founders bells jolly pumpkin cigar city firestone walker alesmith hair of the dog hollister lagunitas bear republic pelican cascade squatters red rock ballast point alpine jackie o's alaskan kuhnhenn hopping frog
  11. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Aficionado (165) Ohio Sep 2, 2012

    Founders and FFF
  12. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (270) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    Surly and Founders
  13. Any brewery. I like beer, so I would never turn down beer, or not try a beer.
  14. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    not even with their chocolate ale this past year? \=
  15. Founders and Stone.
  16. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Dogfish Head is my wild card. I don't care what they put out. I will buy it.
  17. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Savant (460) Ohio Mar 19, 2011

    Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, and Fat Heads
  18. aside from many already mentioned, and particularly those within the great beer state, i've gotta add:

    PETRUS - liquid fucking gold
  19. jawneyt

    jawneyt Savant (280) Wisconsin Mar 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead, Toppling Goliath
  20. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    Three Floyds all day. Anything, unless it resembles Bull Guppy, will be really tasty.
  21. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Zealot (95) California Oct 4, 2012

    Sierra Nevada, in fact I usually make it a point to pickup whatever new releases or collaborations.
  22. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    805 is all hype for us locals to buy tshirts, hats and bumper stickers.

    On topic firestone walker, russian river, 3 floyds, founders and deschutes.
  23. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Great Lakes Brewing, Founders, Bell's, Weyerbacher, North Coast, & Anchor all come immediately to mind
  24. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (330) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    Maine, Jack's Abby, and the obligatory mention of Stone
  25. TnBeer_Diva

    TnBeer_Diva Aspirant (35) Dec 1, 2012

    Yazoo, Terrapin, and New Belgium - Rarely disappointed with anything they release.
  26. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Victory and Cricket Hill (a NJ local)
  27. Chug-A-Lugger

    Chug-A-Lugger Initiate (20) Dec 2, 2012

    Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico CA, never a bad brew & the seasonal Celebration is a "can't wait for"..
  28. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Dogfish Head
    Deep Ellum
    Jester King
    Southern Star
    Sierra Nevada
    New Belgium (Lips of Faith series)
    Austin Beerworks

    I would also totally buy FFF, Firestone Walker, Russian River, Bell's, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Alpine, & Cigar City all willy nilly if they distributed here. The Firestone Walker issue is about to be solved in 2013 as they're going to start distributing in Austin/DFW (yay!)

    I need a Bell's Amber like you wouldn't believe...
  29. Utley12

    Utley12 Aficionado (220) Pennsylvania Jun 10, 2007 Beer Trader

    Dogfish Head. Some of the releases are stronger than others, but they're always interesting (and high quality).
  30. Utley12

    Utley12 Aficionado (220) Pennsylvania Jun 10, 2007 Beer Trader

    Founders as well.
  31. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Russian River, Alesmith, Firestone Walker, Three Floyds, Bell's, and Founders.
  32. haddon

    haddon Savant (285) Kentucky Jul 13, 2009

    Founders, 3F & Stone.
  33. evoljetta

    evoljetta Savant (270) Illinois Aug 5, 2005 Beer Trader

  34. Unibroue and Lagunitas. Out of all the beer I've had from these two, I can only think of 1 each that I didn't absolutely enjoy. And they weren't even that bad.
  35. Great Lakes
    Thirsty Dog
    Hoppin' Frog
    Sierra Nevada

    Never had a bad experience with any of them
  36. Three Floyds is my #1
  37. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

  38. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Savant (280) Virginia Jul 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    Founders, hardywood, and recently trying to get through all the pipeworks stuff and I'm rather pleased.
  39. scottpeeling

    scottpeeling Zealot (85) New York Sep 16, 2012

    ommegang. everything i've tried by them is not just good, but amazing.
  40. Founders, Stone, and East End Brewing