what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

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  1. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,089) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    The answers are eerily similar to what my favorite breweries are-
    Sierra Nevada
  2. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    At this point I'll give Founders a shot without hesitating. Three Floyds has joined that list as well.
  3. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (559) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia
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    Russian River. Also, Founder's, Bruery, and Stone.
  4. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (5,098) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    not necessarily a specific brewery but anyone who puts out a berliner weisse is an automatic buy for me

    i generally try everything new coming out of my local spots like troegs and their scratch beer. also pizza boy and selinsgrove but those are draft/growler only. pizza boy is cranking new stuff out all the time. selinsgrove has their nitch of usual suspects but its fun to try each new batch because the brewer is known to tweak and change his recipes from one batch to the next
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  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Founders, Sierra Nevada, Revolution, Goose Island
  6. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Stone is inexpensive? Are you high?
    I'll agreed on lagunitas, I love all of their stuff. Pretty things will also get my vote, I really like their creations
  7. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Lagunitas, Sierra, Troegs, Victory, Maine, Sixpoint, Cisco, Blue Hills (wow was the Oktoberfest marzen bad), Mayflower, Jacks Abbey. These are the usual New England/East Coast distributed suspects.
  8. clarkley

    clarkley Aspirant (273) Oct 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Southern Tier.
    Always on the edge, but somehow still maintains sanity.
  9. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (746) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Bell's, Founders, Great Lakes, Fat Heads, DFH, Oskar Blues, FW, Goose Island, Brewery Vivant, Stone, Troegs, Victory...shall I go on?
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  10. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Devotee (475) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I would have to say that Tired Hands is a place I feel comfortable ordering anything.
  11. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,412) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Founders, Bell's, Troegs, Victory, Lagunitas. Just to name a few, I haven't had a bad one yet from any of those breweries.
  12. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Funky Buddha and Cigar City
  13. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Great Lakes, New Glarus, Founders, Three Floyds, Perennial
  14. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    Tired Hands
    Firestone Walker
  15. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (199) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Right now, I'm all about trying anything by Pipeworks Brewery here in Chicago.
  16. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Schafly,havn't been disappointed yet.
  17. SupremePie

    SupremePie Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2012 Vermont

    Lawsons Finest, Bobcat Cafe, and Hill Farmstead.. Frankly, I despise hoppy beers, to the point where I spit out most pale ales that I try. With that said, Sean, Mark, and Shaun are such fine brewmasters that I will very willingly even partake in a small pour of their hop bombs.
  18. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Aspirant (228) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
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    Struise, Surly, New Glarus, Russian River, Toppling Goliath. Probably allot more than that though.
  19. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (153) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

  20. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,533) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    It was Bell's until I had an Oarsman Ale.
    If it's a style I like then FFF, Founders, Stone, Firestone Walker, and most of Colorado.
  21. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (718) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Pipeworks. I haven't been let-down yet and I've tried just about everything they have released.
  22. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Olde Hickory
  23. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,327) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I don't mind Oarsman, my wife really likes it. She thinks Founders Cerise is OK, and I can't drink that one.
  24. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,327) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Ayinger or Andechs
    Russian River
    Firestone Walker

    and Sierra Nevada.

    Edit - must also say anything from Spezial and Mahrs.
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  25. philbe311

    philbe311 Poo-Bah (2,000) Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    My two have been mentioned individually, but not together... I'm not sure either Alesmith or Founders are capable of making a beer I wouldn't be happy with...
  26. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,038) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Prost Brewing. Any purchases would be truly blind, as I have yet to try a single beer from them; but from everything I've read and seen, I'm convinced they wouldn't disappoint.
  27. NWer

    NWer Crusader (717) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    +1 RR for sure.
    In addition:
  28. tastymug

    tastymug Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2012 Washington

    Southern Tier, Rogue, Weyerbacher, and Three Floyds (which sadly is rarely available in my area).
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  29. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    I usually do a mix of styles i'm currently digging plus breweries i have faith in. If it's a style i feel burnt out on, i'll pass even if its one of my fave breweries.

    That said, locally, Dieu du Ciel is pretty much the only one i buy blindly. If i don't like though, i won't re-purchase.

    When i go shopping in the US: For sure, if i see, i grab Hill Farmstead & Three Floyds. Founders & Bell's are two others that i pause at.
  30. Lucidious

    Lucidious Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 California

    I have to say I am still way N00b, so I'll pretty much try anything from anywhere, but to be more specific I am in love with a local brewery called Enegren Brewing Co. I lived down the street from their brewery when they first opened and fell in love with their Alt (they call it a California Alt). They really got me into beer, so anything they make I will try!
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  31. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Not high.
    Here in CA Stone and Lagunitas are right around the same price!
    $8-$9 six packs and $5-$6 bombers
  32. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,480) Sep 24, 2008 California

    No brewery if the beer is outrageously priced, but Deschutes, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Stone and Rogue.
  33. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    Founders and New Glarus. If I could have 1 brewery in my hometown, it would be tough to choose between these two. I make a trip to New Glarus once a year just to get there beers, where as with Founders, they distribute here. On topic, I would try anything these breweries put out, no questions asked.
  34. BeTheBall

    BeTheBall Zealot (524) Jun 9, 2004 Massachusetts

    Stone, Southern Tier, Avery, Ommegang, Chimay, St. Bernardus, Unibroue, to name my obvious ones.
  35. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    This! also surly, new glarus, alpine.
  36. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 California
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    805 Honey Blonde is basically the Craft Converter beer. Tastes like Coors or something to me. But they did make an 805 IPA and it was fantastic, but they have no intentions of making or selling that beer right now.

    On topic, Firestone and Sierra Nevada for me.
  37. glasscleaner

    glasscleaner Initiate (132) Apr 9, 2011 New York

    6 pack:
    Unibroue,DFH,Victory,Sixpoint,Ommegang,Sierra Nevada
  38. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

  39. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    Shorts, Founder's, Bell's, Deschutes, Dogfish, Cigar City, Funky Buddha, Odell, hmm.. Russian River, Lost Abbey, Victory and Weyerbacher.
  40. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Sierra Nevada/Lagunitas/founders for bigger operations that are easy to find.

    Jacks Abby has been filling this void lately for locals as well as Pretty Things.
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