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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. Hopdaemon39

    Hopdaemon39 Dec 27, 2011 New York

    Many breweries of course but in particular Three Floyds, Russian River, and Alesmith. All three are totally kickass breweries
  2. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

  3. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Jul 24, 2010 New York
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    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Southampton (though this will soon change to Two Roads, as Phil no longer brews at Southampton).
    Evil Twin
  4. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    Cigar City
    Great Divide

    All outstanding breweries that always produce something good, and well priced too
  5. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas


    No seriously I would try most beers put in front of me.
  6. Jaap

    Jaap Sep 21, 2012 Washington
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    Firestone Walker. Haven't had a single one I didn't like.
  7. tronester

    tronester Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    Pretty much any from local breweries.
  8. blibby05

    blibby05 Feb 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bell's and Anderson Valley.
  9. revengespoon

    revengespoon Feb 9, 2009 New York

    Three Floyds. I've had their Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter, Robert the Bruce Scottish Ale, and Arctic Panzer Wolf. All were fantastic. Looking forward to some of their other brews I've seen locally (Pride and Joy Mild Ale, Broo Doo, Gumballhead).
  10. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    Off Color

    Too Soon?
    Nah. You know it's true.
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  11. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    Jolly Pumpkin, Bruery, Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Stillwater, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Goose Island
  12. darknova306

    darknova306 Jan 13, 2005 New York

    As long as I can buy an individual bottle instead of a full 6-pack, I'll pretty much take a chance on any new beer I see if it's a style I'm interested in at the time.
  13. MystikCelt

    MystikCelt Jun 11, 2011 New York

    I'll always try anything from the weirdos out there like DFH, Brewdog, Flying Dog, Mikkeller, and possibly Pretty Things... because I know irregardless of whether I actually like it or not, it'll be an interesting experience I'll be happy to have tried.

    That said, other than Mikkeller, they're not all my favorite breweries. I appreciate what they do and the experiences they offer, and I genuinely like them and a good portion of their beers, but there are other brewers out there that I -know- are, no matter what they put out, quality. It's just that, if I'm not an IPA person, I might not drink a Founders IPA because while I know it'll be quality and IPA peeps will enjoy it, I'm just not all that into IPA's. But if any of the above breweries experiments with some strange twist on an IPA, I'm there.
  14. TKEAnimal

    TKEAnimal Jan 9, 2009 California

    Deschuttes Stone Sierra and Bells
  15. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Jul 14, 2012 Michigan

    I'm with you on Short's, as I'll try anything they make - the problem is,most of them only get tried once :) Gotta love the creativity and willingness to experiment, though... and every once in a while you find a gem...
  16. sil1

    sil1 May 19, 2012 California
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    Firestone !
  17. flagmantho

    flagmantho Feb 19, 2009 Washington
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    Perhaps echoing a lot of people here: Deschutes, Russian River, Founders, Pelican Pub.
  18. OldCrustacean79

    OldCrustacean79 Jan 20, 2012 Connecticut
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    I agree 100% anything and everything from HF is oh so delicious!!!
  19. Beerista

    Beerista Sep 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Locally, Ipswich, Smuttynose, Jack's Abby.
  20. aparabola

    aparabola Oct 24, 2012 Nevada

    Firestone ~ Stone ~ Russian

    Never had anything Russian, but everything I read makes me drool! Thanks all for the great reviews! :p
  21. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Cigar City. I not only am willing to try their brews, i actively seek them.
    Bell's. I have enjoyed everything I've had from them, though to various degrees.
    Stone. I even tried belgo anise irs. Sometimes their beers miss the mark, but i enjoy trying them anyway

    PABSTMASTER Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Bells, flying dog.
  23. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    ANY brewery in Colorado.
  24. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Jack's Abby
    Drie Fonteinen
  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I would like to add Great divide to my previous list
  26. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Pizza port

    .......many more I'm sure!
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  27. BCross

    BCross Nov 20, 2011 Washington
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    Fremont Brewing
    Two Beers Brewing
  28. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    For me it depends. There are some breweries that I will try any specialty brews from but I am not a big fan of their regular beers. These are:

    Firestone Walker
    Sam Adams
    Lost Abbey

    But to blindly drink ANY beer I see:

    The Bruery
    Evil Twin
  29. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Jun 27, 2007 California

    Dogfish Head, Victory, The Bruery, Deschutes, SN, Russian River, Avery, Lagunitas, Stone off the top of my head.
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  30. CincyTK

    CincyTK Dec 21, 2010 Ohio

    Great Lakes
    Sierra Nevada
  31. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    I'll never understand the love for Firestone Walker. But anyway, here are my picks:

    Mikkeller (he can disappoint, but his home runs are home runs)
    Russian River
    Lost Abbey/Port
  32. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    i live in Orlando so Cigar City is on my list. Also Sierra Nevada, Bells, Stone, Terrapin, there are so may
  33. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  34. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Southern Tier
    Sierra Nevada
    All of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series
    And probably a few other I'm forgetting

    Also, I will buy almost anything I haven't had that's at my local liquor store.
  35. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    That's why I said its their special releases for me. Their day-to-day beer is "meh", but their Proprietor's Reserve series is phenomenal. Parabola, Sucaba, DDBA and the Anniversary beers are all that I need to know they are awesome.
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Any brewery.

    If you rip on anything before you've tried it, you're just being pretentious. I especially love trying the ones with really bad reputations.
  37. currysage1

    currysage1 Jan 11, 2008 Maine

  38. onemanswarm

    onemanswarm Jul 31, 2012

    Neophyte here so add a grain of salt, but I will second the nominations for Three Floyds and New Glarus. Moon Man and Gumballhead taught me there's more to beer than American light lager. Adding Hill Farmstead and Russian River to the list after reading this thread. I will buy them on sight from here out.
  39. CJS

    CJS Oct 28, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    No question. Cigar City.
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