Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nanobrew, Nov 29, 2012.
And now add Rushing Duck
Im gonna have to say Berrynessa. A small brewery coming out of Winters, CA that is making some phenominal brews.
This thread shows the depth and breadth of craft beer and why I love it so much. I would not argue with a single entry. Bottom line is that there is not much I would not try at least once. That being said...Founder's.
Founders, Russian River...wait...i think i'd blindly try beer from any brewery. what if you happened to miss out on the best beer they've ever made just because you wrote them off from a past experience? i'd rather take the risk of sipping a bad beer for the possible payoff of a great beer.
Hill Farmstead, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Portsmouth Brewery
Jester King! Always something interesting to explore.
The only reason I wouldn't blindly try ANY brewery is that the craft beer boom has lead to a lot of subpar breweries getting distro (especially locals). But I will try just about anything at least once (depending on price).
Surly, Bell's, Founders, Steel Toe, Lagunitas, FFF, Minneapolis Town Hall, Indeed.
I'm looking forward to their new Nimtopsical Scotch Ale, myself. I'll definitely be picking up a growler this week, with absolutely no hesitations about whether it'll be good or not.
Got to thinking, is there a brewery that you wouldn't hesitate buying any of their beers, even new releases or ones you've never tasted or heard about? Is there a brewery that you have such confidence in that you'd drink any of their beers without question?
I have to admit, I can't think of any personally. There are some breweries that I love, that I enjoy almost anything they brew, but I'm not a fan of Belgian-styled beers, not do I drink beers with flavor adjuncts like coffee, spices, fruit etc so that kind of eliminates me from the "I'd drink anything they make" group.
So for those of you who like most every style, are there any breweries you trust unhesitatingly?
I would drink anything Deschutes puts out. I've never had a beer from them that I didn't like, and most of them I absolutely love. That includes brewpub exclusives.
Good question. I always like to order new things, but there aren't many places where it's never a gamble. When I walk into this place I feel safe that anything I order will be enjoyable.
Never hesitated buying anything from New Glarus.
The bruery. Always a bit overpriced, but always at least interesting and mostly insanely awesome.
If I buy a new one here or there that isn't a homerun, but is at least an interesting beer, I consider that part of the expierence.
I will never pass on the chance to try new things from them, assuming I've got the dough in my pocket.
Pipeworks. The only thing ive hesitated doing is starting a thread giving kudos to ever single divine nectar those guys ever put their magic brew making hands on. Thank you men for creating beauty in a bottle. Cheers
Sierra Nevada again and again. If they make it, I will drink it.
Duck Rabbit does well with everything that isnt infected (im partial, I lvoe dark beers).
Great Lakes (the two iffy beers from them--At Wit's End (lemon balm Wit) and Traffic Light (altbier)) havent faltered my confidence.
Thirsty Dog puts out better than average stuff. Even their Dortmunder was tasty.
Lets not forget Aecht Schlenkerla. That smoke is just crazy good, and it works in whatever style they do.
I havent had the opportunity to try/buy everything from them, but I havent been let down by 3Floyds yet. Everything seems to be really freaking good. Dark Lord was good not great.
Kuhnhenn. Tasty, tasty Kuhnhenn.
The Bruery and Three Floyds
I can safely say I've never had a beer from Founders I didn't like.
I'd say Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas. I can pick up anything from either one of them and not be upset about it. Not that I would ever really be upset about picking up a beer, but I can go to those two with confidence.
Sierra freakin' Nevada. Everything they do is world class.
I've liked everything except Cerise, and I was expecting to like it.
Selins grove brewery
Yeah Lagunitas too. I've never had a bad brew from them
FOUNDERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! is there any outhers
FFF until bully guppy. worst beer ive ever had
Hill Farmstead, no questions asked.
Southern Tier, definitely my go to beer.
A fairly new brewery called Cismontane continues to surprise me every time they come out with something new. I enjoy everything they have done.
I liked it for what it was. I'm not a huge fan of fruit beers, but I can't say I didn't enjoy Cerise
Kuhnhenn for sure.
Hair of the Dog
We can all name the big guys all day. I mean I'd take Hill Farmstead all day long, but when it comes down it, I'll stand by my locals. Give me anything. Hell, I just bought Kane's (NJ) 2nd bottle release, 365, after having it at a bar and not really liking it. And I definitely seek out Carton's new stuff at bars whenever available.
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