what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

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  1. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Aspirant (218) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Exactly my thought. Beer is beer, and assuming I am not gonna get poisoned, I want to try it. In a perfect world, I'd TRY EM ALL!
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  2. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abby, Founders(Id try doesnt mean I'd pay for it!), Lagunitas, Smuttynose, Ipswich.

    In actuality I'd probably "try" nearly everything, what I'd actually purchase or pay for, are any new brews from the breweries above. Hand me any beer I haven't had and I'll give it a shot.
  3. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Lagunitas (haven't had a bad one), FFF, Founders, Greenbush, Dark Horse
  4. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus, Smuttynose
    Ale Asylum, SN
    Central Waters, Dark Horse
    Founders, NB
    Lagunitas, Southern Tier
    Bells, Deschutes
    Tyranena, Summit
  5. kingmaker

    kingmaker Aspirant (267) Nov 20, 2012 Louisiana

    My Big Three: Russian River, Dogfish Head, and Stone

    Deschutes should get an honorable mention too
  6. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Allagash, NEBCO, Jack's Abby.

    That's probably it, honestly. Pick and choose based on style otherwise.
  7. Jips

    Jips Aspirant (223) Nov 29, 2007 Kansas
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    Ill buy any ancient ale from dogfish since Im an archaeolgist...although I only really loved Theobroma thus far.

    Founders, Smuttynose, and Free State can do no wrong too.
  8. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Disciple (336) Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    Town Hall.
  9. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Sierra Nevada any beer anytime anyday
  10. mikel5489

    mikel5489 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Connecticut

    New England Brewing Co. and Hill Farmstead
  11. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    Boulevard, Southern Tier
  12. spoonhawk

    spoonhawk Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Iowa

    Toppling Goliath
    Three Floyds
    New Glarus
    Southern Tier
  13. dumpstation

    dumpstation Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    HF, Lawson's, jack's Abby, Trapp family lodge.
  14. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Every beer gets a fair shot from me, even if I have been stung by brewery before.
  15. Kenye

    Kenye Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2012 Oklahoma

    Shipyard! After their amazing Blueberry and Pumpkin beers!!!
  16. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBomb Poo-Bah (2,463) Mar 29, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Hill Farmstead
    Jackie O's
    New Glarus
    Cigar City
  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (370) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Lagunitas and Founders
  18. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    Hill Farmstead
    Jacks Abby
  19. bgramer

    bgramer Initiate (167) Feb 10, 2006 Washington

    I believe that drinking beer is an experience that's always changing for each person, much like a journey. To reflect that, my list is always evolving as I try new breweries and beer styles. The short list in no particular order: Cantillon, Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Boneyard, Logsdon, Hair of the Dog, Upright, Drie Fontenein, Three Floyds, Fremont, Reubens Brews, Silver City and there's probably a couple more I've forgotten.
  20. BurghBeerGeek

    BurghBeerGeek Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've never had anything from Dark Horse I didn't like, so they're definitely on the list. Stone does such good IPA's and the other stuff I've had from them has always been good. Lagunitas is definitely a top contender.

    I would have to say my top "blindly try anything" is Russian River. Their stuff is all so so good.
  21. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    Surly and Founders.
  22. Omensetter

    Omensetter Aspirant (254) Nov 24, 2012 Minnesota
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    God help me: Leinenkugel. They were the first non-Miller or Bud brewery I got into and I always have to try their new releases.
  23. spandexmachine

    spandexmachine Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2012

    Boneyard. Ska. Nimbus. Epic. Founders. Double Mountain. Everybody's. Pfriem. Russian River. Elysian. Goose Island. Ninkasi. Brau Brothers. New Glarus.

    In no particular order. Except maybe for Boneyard or Ska being #1...
  24. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 New York

    I'll try anything Cigar City and Founders. And Dogfish Head. I don't always like their stuff, but it's always interesting and worth having tried, even if I don't like it.

    I'm starting to get to the will try anything point with Middle Ages, and if money was no object I'd add Southern Tier.
  25. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (716) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Founders, goose, ccb and FFF.
  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poo-Bah (5,928) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    OH HO HO HO!!​
    I only had one from each of these breweries BUT I WANT MORE!!!​
    Hopworks Urban Brewery!!!​
    New Old Lompoc!​
    Driftwood out of Surrey BC - Canada!!!​
    why for me.. I can't have them all... time waits for no one...​
  27. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Hill Farmstead - after a weekend in VT ... Every style and offering were good
    New England Brewing - gotta love the local
    Sierra Nevada - I can't recall not liking their interpretation of the style (sans maybe Tumbler)
    Lawson's Finest - same VT weekend, not as much variety around, but man what I had was good!
  28. obrike

    obrike Crusader (702) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    Ditto x 2
  29. BikingDutchman

    BikingDutchman Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2012 Iowa

    Boulevard and Peace Tree (local)
  30. mwilbur

    mwilbur Meyvn (1,268) Dec 2, 2007 Minnesota

    I'll add two new ones to the mix: DeProef and Jester King. I concur with these listed above: Surly, Boulevard, Ommegang, Odell, and Deschutes.
  31. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    All of them. I don't discriminate.
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  32. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    Honestly for me, I would try any beer at least once. It wouldn't matter to me who it was produced by. If yet took the time, funds, effort, creativity to make it, I'll try it.
    What? You never try a restaurant you've never been too?
  33. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Supporting Local..
    Great Lakes Brewing Co.
    Fat Heads
    Hoppin' Frog
  34. damnitsjeff

    damnitsjeff Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2011 Indiana

    If it's free then I say "line them up country music its party time!" (A saying from Patton Oswalt the comedian )
  35. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (7,222) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    Pretty Things... there! I said it
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  36. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Bells, Founders, Deschutes, 3 Floyds, Dogfish Head and Jester King
  37. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Firestone Walker (anyone noticing a trend here?)
    Sierra Nevada
    Boneyard Brewing
    Great Divide
    Fremont Brewing
  38. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Aspirant (293) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I'll try anything. You never know.
  39. TechTriumph

    TechTriumph Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Virginia

    As many have said before:
    Russian River

    Locally, anything from Hardywood is a must try for me as well.
  40. legend8706

    legend8706 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Virginia

    Founders, Stone, Russian River, Oskar Blues, Lagunitas and Bell's.
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