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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. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Stone, Terrapin, DFH, Allagash, Ommegang, Unibroue, Shmaltz, Bell's, Founders, Duck Rabbit, Mother Earth, Heavy Seas
     
  2. MudDrinker

    MudDrinker Oct 16, 2012 Ohio

    Great Lakes
    Founders
    Bell's
    Dogfish Head
     
  3. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    I agree with you about ripping on a beer before trying, I think that is a snob reaction. My point is with all of the new breweries and vast amount of new beer there is no way my wallet or liver can handle them all. So when faced with unheard of beers there are certain brewers I am more willing to try. I wish I could try them all


     
  4. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Oh hah, yeah, of course. You have to limit yourself to what you think is interesting and I don't go 'round tasting every beer I can get my hands on. That being said, I'm the totally smashed guy at the beer festival :p (no I'm not :D)

    The thing is, if someone offers you a sip, would you go: "ugh, no, I had a beer by that brewery once and hated it" or would you still give it a fair go? There's always a fine line to be drawn between these things, especially when it comes to finances. If you've disliked pretty much every beer a brewery has done up to that point (which to me is purely hypothetical with all these styles around, they're bound to be at least half decent at something), it's unlikely that you'll buy a $30 bottle from them.

    Then again, there's a difference between healthy consumer apprehension and simply slamming a beer because it's been brewed by a certain brewery. With all the style varieties out there that's just nonsensical.

    For example: I disliked Dark Lord, but I love the IPA's that 3 Floyds do.
     
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  5. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    three floyds
    stone
    founders
    great lakes
    firestone walker
     
  6. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Central Waters, I've never had a bad beer from them. Maybe not always to my taste but always a well crafted, top notch beer.
     
  7. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Russian River - although I've only had their brew twice, I'm ready and willing to try again and again.
    Dogfish Head - I don't always like it (usually I do), but I'll try anything from them.
    Allagash - Always ready to try it!
     
  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Im gonna go ahead and throw in Olde Mecklenburg in Charlotte--they make fantastic German lagers (at least from what Ive had so far), and ive starting to trust everything they do.
     
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  9. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

  10. peteinSD

    peteinSD Apr 25, 2010 California

    stone surly three floyds cantillon drie fontienen captain lawrence hill farmstead russian river sierra nevada lost abbey green flash pizza port (any location) dark horse founders bells jolly pumpkin cigar city firestone walker alesmith hair of the dog hollister lagunitas bear republic pelican cascade squatters red rock ballast point alpine jackie o's alaskan kuhnhenn hopping frog
     
  11. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Sep 2, 2012 Ohio

    Founders and FFF
     
  12. Icarus

    Icarus Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Surly and Founders
     
  13. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Any brewery. I like beer, so I would never turn down beer, or not try a beer.
     
  14. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    not even with their chocolate ale this past year? \=
     
  15. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    Founders and Stone.
     
  16. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Dogfish Head is my wild card. I don't care what they put out. I will buy it.
     
  17. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, and Fat Heads
     
  18. TheBigLebrewski

    TheBigLebrewski Aug 4, 2012 Michigan

    aside from many already mentioned, and particularly those within the great beer state, i've gotta add:

    PETRUS - liquid fucking gold
     
  19. jawneyt

    jawneyt Mar 14, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead, Toppling Goliath
     
  20. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Sep 23, 2010 Illinois

    Three Floyds all day. Anything, unless it resembles Bull Guppy, will be really tasty.
     
  21. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Oct 4, 2012 California

    Sierra Nevada, in fact I usually make it a point to pickup whatever new releases or collaborations.
     
  22. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    805 is all hype for us locals to buy tshirts, hats and bumper stickers.

    On topic firestone walker, russian river, 3 floyds, founders and deschutes.
     
  23. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Great Lakes Brewing, Founders, Bell's, Weyerbacher, North Coast, & Anchor all come immediately to mind
     
  24. kneary13

    kneary13 Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Maine, Jack's Abby, and the obligatory mention of Stone
     
  25. TnBeer_Diva

    TnBeer_Diva Dec 1, 2012

    Yazoo, Terrapin, and New Belgium - Rarely disappointed with anything they release.
     
  26. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Victory and Cricket Hill (a NJ local)
     
  27. Chug-A-Lugger

    Chug-A-Lugger Dec 2, 2012

    Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico CA, never a bad brew & the seasonal Celebration is a "can't wait for"..
     
  28. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Stone
    Dogfish Head
    Deep Ellum
    Jester King
    Southern Star
    Sierra Nevada
    New Belgium (Lips of Faith series)
    Deschutes
    Austin Beerworks

    I would also totally buy FFF, Firestone Walker, Russian River, Bell's, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Alpine, & Cigar City all willy nilly if they distributed here. The Firestone Walker issue is about to be solved in 2013 as they're going to start distributing in Austin/DFW (yay!)

    I need a Bell's Amber like you wouldn't believe...
     
  29. Utley12

    Utley12 Jun 10, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Dogfish Head. Some of the releases are stronger than others, but they're always interesting (and high quality).
     
  30. Utley12

    Utley12 Jun 10, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Founders as well.
     
  31. mcrago

    mcrago Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Russian River, Alesmith, Firestone Walker, Three Floyds, Bell's, and Founders.
     
  32. haddon

    haddon Jul 13, 2009 Kentucky

    Founders, 3F & Stone.
     
  33. evoljetta

    evoljetta Aug 5, 2005 Illinois
    Beer Trader

  34. colty42

    colty42 Nov 14, 2011 District of Columbia

    Unibroue and Lagunitas. Out of all the beer I've had from these two, I can only think of 1 each that I didn't absolutely enjoy. And they weren't even that bad.
     
  35. Extravadanza

    Extravadanza Aug 3, 2011 Ohio

    Great Lakes
    Thirsty Dog
    Founders
    Hoppin' Frog
    Stone
    3Floyds
    Sierra Nevada

    Never had a bad experience with any of them
     
  36. Glass_Half_Full

    Glass_Half_Full May 3, 2012

    Three Floyds is my #1
     
  37. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Sierra
    Deschutes
    Stone
    Speakeasy
     
  38. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Jul 25, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Founders, hardywood, and recently trying to get through all the pipeworks stuff and I'm rather pleased.
     
  39. scottpeeling

    scottpeeling Sep 16, 2012 New York

    ommegang. everything i've tried by them is not just good, but amazing.
     
  40. hophead869

    hophead869 May 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Founders, Stone, and East End Brewing
     
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