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.