Someone recently started a really cool thread about breweries that just haven't managed to impress you despite having a good reputation. I thought it might be fun to look at the question from the other direction now. So, what breweries make beer you weren't that excited to try at first, but now you're glad you did? First on my list has to be Victory. As a SE Pennsylvania resident I just always took them for granted. Their beer was everywhere and it was always priced so reasonably that I figured it had to be sorta second tier. But I can honestly say, I've never had a Victory product that wasn't good to great, and I've tried a lot. The do everything well, and I can't figure out how they can keep their prices so low and still make money. Second would probably be Troegs, for many of the same reasons listed above. Plus, I've come to really appreciate their willingness to bring some west coast hopmania home to PA. So, what brewers brought an unexpected grin to your face.