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what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nanobrew, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Barrelsnbeer

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

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    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


     
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    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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    three floyds
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    firestone walker
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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    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
     
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    Founders and FFF
     
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    Surly and Founders
     
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    Any brewery. I like beer, so I would never turn down beer, or not try a beer.
     
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    not even with their chocolate ale this past year? \=
     
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    Founders and Stone.
     
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    Dogfish Head is my wild card. I don't care what they put out. I will buy it.
     
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    Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, and Fat Heads
     
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    aside from many already mentioned, and particularly those within the great beer state, i've gotta add:

    PETRUS - liquid fucking gold
     
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    Hill Farmstead, Toppling Goliath
     
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    Three Floyds all day. Anything, unless it resembles Bull Guppy, will be really tasty.
     
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    Sierra Nevada, in fact I usually make it a point to pickup whatever new releases or collaborations.
     
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    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.
     
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    Great Lakes Brewing, Founders, Bell's, Weyerbacher, North Coast, & Anchor all come immediately to mind
     
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    Maine, Jack's Abby, and the obligatory mention of Stone
     
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    Yazoo, Terrapin, and New Belgium - Rarely disappointed with anything they release.
     
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    Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Victory and Cricket Hill (a NJ local)
     
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    Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico CA, never a bad brew & the seasonal Celebration is a "can't wait for"..
     
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    Stone
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    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...
     
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    Dogfish Head. Some of the releases are stronger than others, but they're always interesting (and high quality).
     
  30. Utley12

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    Founders as well.
     
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    Russian River, Alesmith, Firestone Walker, Three Floyds, Bell's, and Founders.
     
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    Founders, 3F & Stone.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thirsty Dog
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    Never had a bad experience with any of them
     
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    Three Floyds is my #1
     
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    Founders, hardywood, and recently trying to get through all the pipeworks stuff and I'm rather pleased.
     
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    ommegang. everything i've tried by them is not just good, but amazing.
     
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