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what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nanobrew, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    After reading the other thread with pure bashing of breweries, I figure it would be nice to start a positive thread.

    So pretend you walk into a beer store, see a new beer you have no idea about. Which breweries would you automatically take a chance on?

    For me Russian River, I enjoy the majority of their beers, even the ones that are not amazing to me I enjoy trying, and usually it is because I don't like the style.

    Another one is Jolly Pumpkin. I love the who idea behind this brewery. Plus going to school in Ann Arbor makes me like them even more.
  2. standardcherry

    standardcherry Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    Firestone Walker. I've loved everything I've had by them (although I heard they made a bad one recently, I think 805?).
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Olde Hickory. Ill buy anything they put out (even if its uncarbonated **cough cough** Saison Gee **cough**).

    But then again Ill try anything from any brewery at least once.
  4. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead - I couldn't care less what it is he brewed, I'd want to try it.
    benart, Jnorton00, mcrago and 7 others like this.
  5. trevorjk

    trevorjk Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    Tyranena and New Glarus. 2 of my favorites.
  6. DaveHack

    DaveHack Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Crooked Stave, Hill Farmstead, Cantillon.
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  7. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    Stone, FSW, Founders, Hoppin Frog
    SammyJaxxxx, Lantern and YogiBeer like this.
  8. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    Lagunitas & Stone.
    Their beers range from good to great, and are always inexpensive enough so that I can feel comfortable throwing that $5 worth of caution to the wind!
  9. fickenmeimirish

    fickenmeimirish Feb 18, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Russian river, three floyds, jolly pumpkin, surly, cantillon
  10. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    Living in the 805, it's popping up on tap quite a bit, and it unfortunately seems to be replacing Fat Tire, Sam Adams or FW DBA from the taps at the sports bars around here.
    I can't say I'm too thrilled about it.
  11. mpyoung215

    mpyoung215 Dec 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. Even at the higher prices, I haven't met the MBC brew I haven't liked yet
  12. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    ccb and dfh
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  13. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Aside from my obvious choices of Cantillon, 3F, Alchemist, RR, FFF and HF, I'll say Freetail.
  14. shadytony

    shadytony Aug 11, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    FFF, Russian River, Firestone Walker, HF, Cigar City, Pipeworks
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  15. e30todamax

    e30todamax Oct 5, 2012 Virginia

  16. djaeon

    djaeon Oct 2, 2006 California

    All of them.
  17. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Founders, Foothills, Olde Hickory
    benjaminahudson and Lantern like this.
  18. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Blindly is a strong adverb : )
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Firestone Walker, Boulevard for sure... Never been dissapointed whatsoever.
  20. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Jan 15, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Farmstead, Tired Hands, Cooked Stave, Cantillon
  21. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Against the Grain
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  22. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    There are certain styles that it doesn't matter who brews it, I have no interest in trying it.
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  23. oldedog

    oldedog Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Founders, New England Brewing co, Stone, DogFish head, Smuttynose
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  24. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    After second thought, Ill buy anything from Great Lakes that isnt At Wits End or Traffic Light. omg ew.
  25. JayQue

    JayQue Jul 23, 2005 Virginia

    Sierra Nevada, Ommegang, St Bernadus, Russian River (when someone sends them to me), 3 Floyds (when somebody sends them to me), Schlaflys
  26. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Three Floyds
    Great Lakes
  27. puboflyons

    puboflyons Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    Innis & Gunn

    Locally I always try anything from White Birch, Squam Brewing, Shipyard and Smuttynose.
  28. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Shorts, Brooklyn, Smuttynose.
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  29. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby, Lagunitas, Ipswich, or Boulevard.
    Casedogg43, DrewCapzz and BigCheese like this.
  30. Sazz9

    Sazz9 Jul 6, 2012 Texas

    St. Arnolds, Rahr, Deep Ellum, Stone, Oskar Blues, Schlafly, Yazoo.
  31. Freshlikeugh

    Freshlikeugh Jul 30, 2012 Hawaii

    Sierra Nevada
  32. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman May 16, 2012 Michigan

    Hard to say anything, there are some styles that I probably wouldn't try no matter what.
  33. Holy_Hop_Head

    Holy_Hop_Head Nov 14, 2012 Oregon

    Assuming they all bottled:
    • Pfriem - definitely! (they're new, from Hood River, OR...hopefully you'all in other places can get it soon)
    • Upright and The Commons are both so far really great (they're kinda new-ish still)
    • Russian River - yes!
    • I would pay anything they asked for any of the Deschutes Reserve series
    • oh good god, I almost forgot Dogfish Head!
    Great question!
  34. Jerome1929

    Jerome1929 Sep 11, 2008 Michigan

    Shorts, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Kuhnhenn, The Livery, Bells.
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  35. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin, Grand Teton, Ballast Point, Green Flash and Dogfish Head.
  36. 7ate9

    7ate9 Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    Bell's, Founders, Jolly pumpkin, Boulevard, Hill Farmstead, Sierra Nevahrrrrda
  37. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Glutton for punishment?
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  38. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Three Floyds, Hill Farmstead, Logsdon
  39. womencantsail

    womencantsail May 25, 2008 California
    Beer Trader


    Ticks are ticks.
    beerindex, jmgrub, davey101 and 5 others like this.
  40. OutdoorMiner

    OutdoorMiner Nov 17, 2011 New York

    Hill Farmstead, Founders and every other brewery too
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