It's interesting to hear about breweries that won't share recipes. At Oakshire, the recipe for each beer is hanging on the fermenter. We encourage homebrewers on the tour to take pics of the recipes so they can brew them themselves.This is how I found it in the past, and certainly many breweries are open about it still. I've even received tight-lipped response from homebrewes with pro dreams lately.
I laugh when people ask for one of my recipes like I'm doing them some huge favor. I'll give away whatever they want and will even offer up some ingredients if I have extra.
Hahaha - really? If they think that recipes are going to get them anywhere special... well, good luck to them!