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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. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead, I guess . . . that is the only one I can think of. I am, admittedly, maybe overcautious with my money. Some beer styles are hard for me to like, and every brewer is capable of making something shitty—you just hope they're smart enough not to release it.

    Oh, and the Alchemist—but I'm not sure that counts ;-)
  2. GPLanciano

    GPLanciano Oct 22, 2012

    I may be too plebeian for this thread (only started drinking beer 3 months ago) but here it goes:

    Rochefort (dear God, it's all awesome) Stone, Dogfish Head, Weihenstephan and Mayflower.
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  3. IcemanCometh

    IcemanCometh Sep 6, 2012 Massachusetts

  4. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I am not going to state the obvious but Bell's(since now I live in PA I can buy, will buy) Founders, and Weyerbacher because they are local and do product decent brews.
  5. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Three Floyds
    Bells . . . with more to surely follow:)
  6. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    Also, my local spot Pizza Port OB. Always try whatever new beer they have on tap (so I guess the bottle store example doesn't work).
  7. decimator

    decimator Jun 1, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    I'll try any beer once.
  8. celtic33

    celtic33 Oct 22, 2012 Minnesota

    Surly and New Glarus have never disappointed.
  9. Lantern

    Lantern Feb 27, 2011

    Dogfish Head, Stone, Lagunitas, Founders, Oskar Blues
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  10. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    For the most part I'll shy away from styles that I've never enjoyed.

    But if Pretty Things puts out something that I don't think I'll like, I'll try it anyway and if I don't like it I'll chalk it up to my own narrow and petty sensibility.

    This is all hypothetical, though, as I've never tried something by Pretty Things I didn't like.
  11. BillyCannon

    BillyCannon Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Used to be Oskar Blues before I tried Gubna... Didn't like that onion bomb so now I'm a little weary before trying some of their offerings. Sierra Nevada is a pretty safe go-to.
  12. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    Jack's Abby
  13. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Stone, Founders, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Hill Farmstead, Jack's Abby, Grey Sail, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Russian River, Bells, Cantillon, Goose Island, Troegs, New England Brewing Co, Maine Beer Company, Three Floyds, Pretty Things, ..........Ahh, it's a good beer life!!
  14. jdklks

    jdklks Aug 9, 2007 Maryland

    Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, and that's about it, unless you go more specific. For example, I will blindly try any sour or ipa from Russian River, etc.
  15. bramsdell

    bramsdell May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Boulevard, Smuttynose, Straight to Ale, Terrapin
  16. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    There's more than a few. People like to rip on breweries but there's quite a lot of them producing quality offerings in every style they try their hand at even if they're not a whale factory.

    Some of mine: Sierra Nevada, Stone, Lagunitas, Founders, GI, 3F, FFF, Cantillon, CCB, HF, Green Flash, FW, RR, Funky Buddha, Alpine, Deschutes. There's probably more I'm forgetting.
  17. johnkale

    johnkale Dec 19, 2009 Wisconsin

    New Glarus, Founders, 3F, Sierra Nevada... maybe a few others but those are the obvious ones. Granted, if you hand me a hefe when it's ten degrees out and I'm eating spare ribs, or a RIS when it's 85 and humid and I'm probably going to get something more appropriate for conditions, so there's that to take into account.
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  18. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I don't enjoy bourbon barrel aged beers, so not Founders. Really. Do like many of their beers, but all of those in barrels, not so much. The last several times in the Grand Rapids area have not bothered to stop.

    Most all of the Firestone Walker for sure. Maybe not the bourbon barrel beers, but those weren't on tap when we were there. Did have a little from a barrel that Matt was tasting that day. :)
  19. robwater

    robwater Jan 14, 2012 Colorado

    Avery, Deschutes, Cigar City, Hoppin Frog and (I'll get flamed on this) Rogue...not because they're consistently good, but I like the novelty. Then I like to bitch about it on BA (seems almost cliche).
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  20. studad

    studad Jun 9, 2010 California

    Stone, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Alesmith, DogFish Head
  21. BrownNut

    BrownNut Jul 11, 2011 Florida

    Sierra Nevada

    Hair of the Dog

    Nøgne Ø


    Samuel Smith's

    I once would have said Cigar City but I keep finding unexpected things on tap and they keep being sub par. Looking especially at you, Table Saison. Hotter than Helles and Cracker were both meh. Other stuff is great.
  22. Golden

    Golden Dec 4, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Sante Adairius!
  23. slconnol

    slconnol Dec 2, 2010 New Jersey

    New England Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company, Nightshift
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  24. johnyb

    johnyb Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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  25. Brewsed

    Brewsed Oct 29, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Russian River, Founders, Bells, CCB, and my buddy Joe :).
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  26. Mic-Lee

    Mic-Lee Oct 30, 2012

    Russian River
    Sierra Nevada
    Port Brewing

    All of these have a very strong pedigree and I have yet to be left completely flat with any of their offerings.
  27. daryk77

    daryk77 Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

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  28. ripps1

    ripps1 Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Kane brewing and Lost Abbey. Love everything I have tried from them.
  29. mellowmark

    mellowmark Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I would have to say Surly. They have never made a below average beer, and most of their beers are downright delicious.
  30. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Jun 14, 2012 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    New Glarus
    Ale Asylum
    Great Dane

    My favorite Wisconsin breweries. Haven't had a disappointment from any of them. Wish I could get them in Texas.....
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  31. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Not going to repeat breweries mentioned many times above.
    I'll just add Terrapin, Troegs and Victory
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Great Avatar.

    Go Brew Crew!!!!!!!!!!
  33. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Feb 25, 2009 New York


    Wait, what? wrong thread. Sorry.
  34. TylerKohlhagen

    TylerKohlhagen Oct 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    O'so, Surly, Hinterland, Ommegang, and New Belgium.

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    New Glarus, Three Floyds, Dogfish Head, Cigar City, Founders, Firestone Walker, Deschutes, Elysian, and Odell.

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I haven't tried O'so; are they good?
  37. abraxel

    abraxel Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    Founders, Hill Farmstead, and Short's -- I know plenty disagree on Short's, but I'm a fan.
  38. TylerKohlhagen

    TylerKohlhagen Oct 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    They're fantastic. I love everything they make. I could make a few suggestions depending on what you like.
  39. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Olde Hickory, Foothills, and Fullsteam. Ill try anything our local breweries put out!

    Also partial to Founders, Rogue, and just recently Boulevard.
  40. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    Town Hall and New Glarus
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