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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. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Member

    Location:
    California
    Alpine
    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    HotD
    AleSmith
    Bell's
    Founders
    Cantillon
    3F
    Fantome
  2. Brandywine

    Brandywine Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Firestone Walker, especially anything from the Proprietor's Reserve.
    Hair of the Dog.
  3. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Hill Farmstead
    FFF's
    Alpine
  4. philbe311

    philbe311 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Alesmith, Brasserie d'Achouffe & Founders...
  5. herrburgess

    herrburgess Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    "Czech" Pils?

    My answer (naturally): Heller-Trum.
  6. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Member

    Location:
    California
    Bruery
    Founders
    Boulevard
    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    Bear Republic
    3 Floyds

    Cantillon
    3F
    Fantome. . . . .

    You know, there's probably many more. There are a lot of good breweries!! (and I forgot to list any of the amazing traditional German and Belgian places!)
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  7. HeyJim

    HeyJim Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Sierra Nevada, easily. I've yet to have bad Victory, but I still need to explore their offerings a bit. Troegs is close, but I wasn't a fan of Troegenator.

    Loved every SN brew I've had. I've bought plenty of full cases of Sierra Nevada that I've never had. Driving home with a case of Tumbler I started getting worried. Popped the cap and felt stupid for worrying.

    Edit : Excluding Troegs for Troegenator is kinda dickish though, because I'm not a fan of bocks to begin with.
  8. Bernerdawg

    Bernerdawg Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Bell's
    Founders
    Sierra Nevada
  9. herrburgess

    herrburgess Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Bells' Lager of the Lakes? Founders Noble Lager?
  10. equi1ibrium

    equi1ibrium Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    If this is theoretical then from what others say , Hill Farmstead.

    ISO: HF
  11. kingofhop

    kingofhop Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Sierra Nevada
    Boulevard
  12. Roger85

    Roger85 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Founders. I even loved the hated FMB. Everything they brew is top notch in my book.
  13. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Member

    Location:
    California
    These guys kill it. Good to see them getting a bit of love.
  14. kojevergas

    kojevergas Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I don't see how The Bruery makes this list for anyone. If anything, that's the one brewery I always second guess purchasing from; 90% of the time I get overpriced mediocrity.

    I'll always try Russian River, Lost Abbey, and (cheating) Westvleteren beers.

    I'm quite the Mikkeller fan, but a fair amount of disappointment accompanies that. But when he's great, he's great.
  15. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Hill Farmstead, Lawson's, Mystic if it didn't cost so much, Jack's Abby, Maine Beer Co, HOTD, RR, Founders (even after FMB)
  16. ItsLaTrappe

    ItsLaTrappe Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    De Dolle is all good.
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  17. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Schlafly and Specher are consistently good
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  18. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Member

    Location:
    Florida
  19. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Member

    Location:
    California
    I will drink any DFH just cause Im a " fanboy". Russian River, Cantillon
  20. RDMII

    RDMII Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Weyerbacher. Love everything they do besides Double Simcoe, and only because I'm not a hophead.
    The Bruery. Only been left down (a bit) by Mischief. It was still very good though.
    Russian River. Of course.
    Alesmith. Haven't had anything yet from them I didn't love.
    Harviestoun. Everything they do is awesome.
    Innis & Gunn. Ditto. Love it all.
    Fuller's. Not a bad beer yet.
    La Trappe, St. Bernardus, and most anything Belgian.
  21. callmeishmALE

    callmeishmALE Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Schlafly is definitely my second along with Sierra Nevada. I love schlafly so damn much.
  22. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Southern Tier. Troegs and Harpoon are close. I live in Boston and have pretty much have had all of Harpoon's offerings and 100 Barrel Series. Every time I see a new one at the store I always pick it up. Usually not the best beer ever, but I almost always enjoy it.

    I would've thrown DFH on here, but I've struck out a bit with them lately. I feel like they favor weirdness over taste
  23. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Member

    Location:
    California
    What's wrong with their Czech Pils? I'm not a fan of pilsners and even I thought that beer was decent
  24. Rfunk

    Rfunk Member

    Location:
    California
    The Bruery can do no wrong.
  25. Chriscrundwell12

    Chriscrundwell12 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Minneapolis Town Hall, Cantillon
  26. BGdad

    BGdad Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    Coopersmiths, New Belgium and Samuel Smith... i sound like a fort collins homer
  27. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I forgot to mention Victory. Haven't had a bad beer yet. There's a few others that I'm sure would make the list but I haven't been able to get my hands on enough
  28. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Avery. Even if it happened to be terrible, which doesn't happen, I'd be glad I supported them. Not only do I love their beer, but I love their "let's just make great beer for the hell of it" style.

    Also, I'll try anything Founder's especially since we don't get it here and everything I've had is incredible. Who else makes a mix pack with ALL world class beers.
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  29. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    I dont see beers that i have no idea about.
  30. Airyk12

    Airyk12 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    The Commons, Deschutes, Upright, Hitachino, and Cascade, for sure. Hell I try lots of things from Cascade blind. Also Elysian and Widmer. Sure, those two don't always make amazing beers, but they rarely make terrible ones (pale beet bock not withstanding).
  31. Airyk12

    Airyk12 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Also forgot about Anchorage. Holy hell these guys know how to make a beer...
  32. herrburgess

    herrburgess Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    I find it extremely harsh and jarring, in a style that is supposed to be extremely soft and smooth. If I had to guess why this is -- and to be constructive in my criticism -- I'd say it's owing to the use of inferior U.S. 2-row pale malt, which typically imparts a much more sharp graininess than Bohemian or German pilsner malt. I'd also guess that little or no attempt to approximate Czech water profile(s) was made, which is an extremely important component to any beer wanting to call itself a "Czech (style) pils." Both of these things just scream "shortcuts"; and taking shortcuts in such a subtle style should get you dinged by anyone who's ever had more than a handful of examples of the style.
  33. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Night Shift, Cigar City
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  34. jeffthepony

    jeffthepony Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Probably Founders and Lagunitas
  35. LIQUORBARREL

    LIQUORBARREL Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Town Hall
    Russian River
    Cigar City

    or

    Dylan
    Dylan
    Dylan
  36. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    Hill Farmstead
    Three Floyds
    Lawson's
    Firestone Walker
    Founders
  37. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Avery has had a couple that I can remember that I thought was pretty raw on my palate, and really didn't enjoy. (Depelceluse and Avery 16th anniversery) but, their beers arent' designed to please everyone's palates, and they brew artistically and aggressively on purpose. I love every single other beer that they brew, and also reallly appreciate their attitude towards beer and brewing. They've done a lot to push style boundaries and perception.
  38. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Besides Avery, I'd try anything from Lost Abbey, Ommegang, Unibroue, Firestone, Boulevard, Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Deschuttes, and many others. Not counting some of my Belgian favorites like the trappist breweries, D'achouffe, Fantome... I guess I am a big fan of many different styles and breweries and I think a lot of us would try almost anything blindly from a well known brewery, because we like to try a wide variety of beers and styles.
  39. BrettMcCal23

    BrettMcCal23 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Founders, Bell's, Odell, Great Lakes, Mad River, and way too many others!
  40. seplo

    seplo Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Definitly Alpine....CHEERS

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