what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

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  1. Hopdaemon39

    Hopdaemon39 Initiate (0) 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 Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    RRBC
    ALPINE
    FFF
    SN
     
  3. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (339) 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 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    Cigar City
    Great Divide
    Unibroue

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

    reverseapachemaster Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    Coors.

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

    Jaap Initiate (159) Sep 21, 2012 Washington
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    Firestone Walker. Haven't had a single one I didn't like.
     
  7. tronester

    tronester Meyvn (1,082) Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    Pretty much any from local breweries.
     
  8. blibby05

    blibby05 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Bell's and Anderson Valley.
     
  9. revengespoon

    revengespoon Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    Off Color




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

    beerepiphany Initiate (50) Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

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

    darknova306 Initiate (0) 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 Disciple (325) 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 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2009 California

    Deschuttes Stone Sierra and Bells
     
  15. GR_Rick

    GR_Rick Initiate (0) 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 Aspirant (225) May 19, 2012 California
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    Firestone !
     
  17. flagmantho

    flagmantho Poo-Bah (4,803) Feb 19, 2009 Washington
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    Perhaps echoing a lot of people here: Deschutes, Russian River, Founders, Pelican Pub.
     
  18. OldCrustacean79

    OldCrustacean79 Initiate (188) Jan 20, 2012 Connecticut
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    I agree 100% anything and everything from HF is oh so delicious!!!
     
  19. Beerista

    Beerista Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Massachusetts

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

    aparabola Initiate (0) 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 Champion (833) 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
     
  22. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Bells, flying dog.
     
  23. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,882) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    ANY brewery in Colorado.
     
  24. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Cantillon
    Hill Farmstead
    Russian River
    Alchemist
    Jack's Abby
    Drie Fonteinen
    Smuttynose
     
  25. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,743) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I would like to add Great divide to my previous list
     
  26. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    FFF
    Founders
    Lagunitas
    Bells
    Surly
    Pizza port

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

    BCross Aspirant (226) Nov 20, 2011 Washington
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    Fremont Brewing
    Two Beers Brewing
     
  28. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) 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
    Odell
    Sam Adams
    Lost Abbey

    But to blindly drink ANY beer I see:

    Stone
    DFH
    The Bruery
    Evil Twin
    Deschutes
     
  29. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Poo-Bah (3,676) 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 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2010 Ohio

    Founders
    Great Lakes
    Sierra Nevada
    Smuttynose
    Victory
    Stone
     
  31. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (6,761) 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)
    Founders
    Alpine
    Alesmith
    Russian River
    Lost Abbey/Port
    Schlenkerla
    Guinness
    Cantillon
    Deschutes
    Alaskan
    Allagash
    Westvleteren
    Rochefort
     
  32. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) 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 Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Orval
    Rochefort
    Dupont
     
  34. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Lagunitas
    Southern Tier
    Sierra Nevada
    All of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series
    Stone
    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 Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2008 Maine

    Shipyard???
     
  38. onemanswarm

    onemanswarm Initiate (0) 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 Aspirant (225) Oct 28, 2012 Florida
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    No question. Cigar City.
     
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