what breweries are you willing to blindly try anything from?

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  1. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (484) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Russian river
    And now add Rushing Duck
  2. ales4baldo

    ales4baldo Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2011 California

    Im gonna have to say Berrynessa. A small brewery coming out of Winters, CA that is making some phenominal brews.
  3. Sterlingbeerguy

    Sterlingbeerguy Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2010 Virginia

    This thread shows the depth and breadth of craft beer and why I love it so much. I would not argue with a single entry. Bottom line is that there is not much I would not try at least once. That being said...Founder's.
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  4. rolandboy

    rolandboy Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    Founders, Russian River...wait...i think i'd blindly try beer from any brewery. what if you happened to miss out on the best beer they've ever made just because you wrote them off from a past experience? i'd rather take the risk of sipping a bad beer for the possible payoff of a great beer.
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  5. markvincent2011

    markvincent2011 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2012

    Hill Farmstead, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Portsmouth Brewery
  6. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (274) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    Jester King! Always something interesting to explore.
  7. Mister_Joshy

    Mister_Joshy Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California
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    Russian River
    Hill Farmstead
    Cigar City
  8. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    The only reason I wouldn't blindly try ANY brewery is that the craft beer boom has lead to a lot of subpar breweries getting distro (especially locals). But I will try just about anything at least once (depending on price).
  9. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Surly, Bell's, Founders, Steel Toe, Lagunitas, FFF, Minneapolis Town Hall, Indeed.
  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,968) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'm looking forward to their new Nimtopsical Scotch Ale, myself. I'll definitely be picking up a growler this week, with absolutely no hesitations about whether it'll be good or not.
  11. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (500) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Got to thinking, is there a brewery that you wouldn't hesitate buying any of their beers, even new releases or ones you've never tasted or heard about? Is there a brewery that you have such confidence in that you'd drink any of their beers without question?

    I have to admit, I can't think of any personally. There are some breweries that I love, that I enjoy almost anything they brew, but I'm not a fan of Belgian-styled beers, not do I drink beers with flavor adjuncts like coffee, spices, fruit etc so that kind of eliminates me from the "I'd drink anything they make" group.

    So for those of you who like most every style, are there any breweries you trust unhesitatingly?
  12. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    I would drink anything Deschutes puts out. I've never had a beer from them that I didn't like, and most of them I absolutely love. That includes brewpub exclusives.
  13. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    Good question. I always like to order new things, but there aren't many places where it's never a gamble. When I walk into this place I feel safe that anything I order will be enjoyable.
  14. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Never hesitated buying anything from New Glarus.
  15. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 California

    The bruery. Always a bit overpriced, but always at least interesting and mostly insanely awesome.

    If I buy a new one here or there that isn't a homerun, but is at least an interesting beer, I consider that part of the expierence.

    I will never pass on the chance to try new things from them, assuming I've got the dough in my pocket.
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  16. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (175) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Pipeworks. The only thing ive hesitated doing is starting a thread giving kudos to ever single divine nectar those guys ever put their magic brew making hands on. Thank you men for creating beauty in a bottle. Cheers
  17. callmeishmALE

    callmeishmALE Disciple (327) Dec 30, 2010 Colorado

    Sierra Nevada again and again. If they make it, I will drink it.
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  18. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Duck Rabbit does well with everything that isnt infected (im partial, I lvoe dark beers).
    Great Lakes (the two iffy beers from them--At Wit's End (lemon balm Wit) and Traffic Light (altbier)) havent faltered my confidence.
    Thirsty Dog puts out better than average stuff. Even their Dortmunder was tasty.
    Lets not forget Aecht Schlenkerla. That smoke is just crazy good, and it works in whatever style they do.

    I havent had the opportunity to try/buy everything from them, but I havent been let down by 3Floyds yet. Everything seems to be really freaking good. Dark Lord was good not great.
  19. Tony412

    Tony412 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
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    Kuhnhenn. Tasty, tasty Kuhnhenn.
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  20. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Cigar City
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  21. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    The Bruery and Three Floyds
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  22. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

  23. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    I can safely say I've never had a beer from Founders I didn't like.
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  24. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'd say Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas. I can pick up anything from either one of them and not be upset about it. Not that I would ever really be upset about picking up a beer, but I can go to those two with confidence.
  25. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (435) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Sierra freakin' Nevada. Everything they do is world class.
  26. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    I've liked everything except Cerise, and I was expecting to like it.
  27. eagles22

    eagles22 Aspirant (251) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Selins grove brewery
  28. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 California

    Yeah Lagunitas too. I've never had a bad brew from them
  29. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Indiana

  30. partypak

    partypak Initiate (162) Jan 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    FOUNDERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! is there any outhers
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  31. STEG

    STEG Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2009 New York

    Captain Lawrence
  32. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Southern Tier
    Green Flash
    Firestone Walker
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  33. Stevie_Janowski

    Stevie_Janowski Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2012 Illinois

    FFF until bully guppy. worst beer ive ever had
  34. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Hill Farmstead, no questions asked.
  35. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    Southern Tier, definitely my go to beer.
  36. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    A fairly new brewery called Cismontane continues to surprise me every time they come out with something new. I enjoy everything they have done.
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  37. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    I liked it for what it was. I'm not a huge fan of fruit beers, but I can't say I didn't enjoy Cerise
  38. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Kuhnhenn for sure.
  39. glaze3

    glaze3 Initiate (17) Jul 29, 2010 Nevada

    Hair of the Dog
  40. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (505) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    We can all name the big guys all day. I mean I'd take Hill Farmstead all day long, but when it comes down it, I'll stand by my locals. Give me anything. Hell, I just bought Kane's (NJ) 2nd bottle release, 365, after having it at a bar and not really liking it. And I definitely seek out Carton's new stuff at bars whenever available.
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