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Most Underrated Brewery

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RussBecker1, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. zid

    zid Savant (430) New York Feb 15, 2010

    Kulmbacher
    Fullers
    Harviestoun
     
  2. Premo88

    Premo88 Advocate (500) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    Karbach ...

    it's not been around long, so it's more of a very young than under-rated brewery. but there's something about Karbach that makes me think it's going to be a Texas sensation, passing Saint Arnold and others as our flagship craft brewery.
     
  3. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Metropolitan out of Chicago. They are doing some really solid German style lagers. Between Pipeworks, Half Acre and Revolution, I kind of feel that they get treated like the red headed stepchild of the Chicago brewery scene.
     
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  4. First two that came to mind are Weyerbacher and Heavy Seas. I may be a bit biased towards Heavy Seas being in Baltimore, but they make really solid beers and I think they have (of the breweries I have access to), the best barrel aging program in the US.
     
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  5. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (265) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Schell's
     
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  6. Pizza Boy.... Some good stuff going on there right now.
     
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  7. Titans77

    Titans77 Savant (270) Maryland Jul 21, 2011

    Schlafly.
     
  8. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (310) Arizona Oct 16, 2012

    Probably Odell, If they pulled back production on Mycenary IPA, Hyped it up, only distrubited to colorado, only gave local bars one or two kegs per qaurter........it would be #1 on BA
     
  9. Honestly, I have to go with Cambridge Brewing Co. I think they do some really interesting beers and every time I visit I always am surprised by something new and interesting on tap.
     
  10. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Aficionado (215) Florida Mar 10, 2013

    A friend turned me on to Mad River over the weekend. Definitely didn't disappoint.
     
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  11. Uinta
     
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  12. VladTepes

    VladTepes Aficionado (180) Finland Oct 18, 2012

    Haha I don't know are those so awful, but yeah, many do it better.
     
  13. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (760) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Shorts.
     
  14. Jamison85

    Jamison85 Savant (320) Indiana Mar 23, 2013

    Schlafly is great and underrated. I go to their taproom every time I am in STL. Great food and beer. Schlafly Bottleworks is also definitely worth stopping by but I recommend the taproom.
     
  15. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (395) Florida Feb 15, 2013

    High Point (Ramstein) Brewing Co. is one of the most underrated breweries in New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, and these United States of America. Just saying.
     
  16. Brew33

    Brew33 Advocate (620) Ohio Oct 24, 2007

    Telegraph Brewing
     
  17. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Washington Nov 28, 2012

    Do you have any idea where this place is...? Google maps doesnt know Quishnam.. haha. I'm in Seattle and want to make a trip!
     
  18. Big_V

    Big_V Savant (285) Maryland Nov 30, 2012

    DC Brau, baby!
     
  19. Here's my thing with Sam Adams: they brew an "every man's" beer great. But their higher prices "craft beers" are, in my opinion, shit.
     
  20. MCDub

    MCDub Savant (310) North Carolina Dec 17, 2009

    Highland Brewing Company. Consistently put out well made products.. I think they don't get a lot of love because of their under 6% philosophy for packaged beers (yes they do occasionally bottle big beers but its a rarity). They also lack a true 'west coast IPA' that everyone loves.
     
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  21. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (325) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    I'm going to go with New Belgium. I know its popular to not like them but I love most of their offerings.
     
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  22. I will say that I got a Crown Valley Brewing Gunslinger Double IPA in a beer club package last month and I thought to myself "why have I never hears about this before." I love Stones Ruination and I thought gunslinger was better.
     
  23. I beleive Six Point Brewery is very underated. They make some fantastic brews such as Righteous Rye and Bengali Tiger. I never hear much talk about them as I do others
     
  24. Three Heads Brewing, out of Rochester. Haven't had a bad beer from them yet, I never hear them talked about.
     
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  25. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    Summit.
    EPA is still a classic. Their Oatmeal stout is one of the best. Then there are there more recent changes (took 'em a while). Horizon Red is tasty when fresh and Saga is top notch IMO. The Unchained series has exceeded my expectations, and another series (union, soon to start) is exciting the hell out of me.
     
  26. Caldera's pretty good, Good IPA, Great DIPA, good Imperial stout..And one of the BEST beers i've ever had Mogli Imperial BA porter with chocolate
     
  27. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (595) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    The smokestack series is one of my favorite lines of beers I have had to date. Havn't had even one that I havnt liked (and I've had 10 out of the 15, the other five of which I cant find being: Chocolate Ale, Harvest Dance Wheat Wine, Bourbon Barrel Quad, Imperial Stout, and Love Child No. 2)
     
  28. MikeAAL

    MikeAAL Zealot (95) Wisconsin Feb 8, 2013

    New Glarus Brewing Company / New Glarus, Wisconsin
     
  29. dagmer

    dagmer Aficionado (115) Illinois Feb 27, 2012

    I don't know if these are underrated or not but..
    Pinkus
    Sixpoint
    Great Lakes
     
  30. MikeAAL

    MikeAAL Zealot (95) Wisconsin Feb 8, 2013

    I agree, their beer is excellent.
     
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  31. Southern Tier.

    So many solid offerings. Harvest is an absolute gem.
     
  32. JReites

    JReites Savant (405) Florida Dec 29, 2010

    7venth sun in Dunedin, FL
     
  33. baconman91

    baconman91 Savant (495) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    The Brew Kettle - Clev. Ohio
     
  34. Jack's Abby
     
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  35. BKBassist

    BKBassist Savant (470) New York Jan 24, 2013

    Singlecut in Queens NYC. Doing some very solid takes on common styles, saw their upcoming releases and it's gonna get wild.
     
  36. VladTepes

    VladTepes Aficionado (180) Finland Oct 18, 2012

    IMO many mentioned are actually totally overrated, as Southern Tier just above.

    I am agree, that Victory is very good brewery, don't actually know how hyped it is in States.
     
  37. I'll go with Unibroue. They make some world class stuff but, at least in my area, even people who are really in to beer in general and Belgian style beers in particular either overlook them or aren't aware of them.
     
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  38. Schells
     
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  39. Revolution
    and Smuttynose
     
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