OTTAWA, IL—In an act of fearless audacity Friday, a group of male friends reportedly began their weekend getaway to Illinois’ Buffalo Rock State Park with the bold and gutsy purchase of a six-pack of Two Brothers Outlaw IPA, a beer none of them had ever tasted before. “It may be risky buying a beer without having previously sampled it, but when the boys and I get together for an epic two-and-a-half days in the great outdoors, risk is all part of the game, my friend,” said Josh Boyle, 28, openly acknowledging the daring new course he and his friends from college were charting by selecting a beverage with which they had absolutely no prior experience. “It could be too bitter. Heck, it could be too fruity. When you venture into unknown territory like this, you never know how it’s going to end—all you know is that it’s going to be one wild ride, so you better hang on tight.” At press time, the men were driving to the park and trying to decide whether listening to an unfamiliar contemporary rock radio station would be “too dicey.”