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What brewery haven't you had a bad beer from?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by inchrisin, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jewmagic151

    Jewmagic151 Aficionado (125) Kansas May 31, 2013

    Great Lakes!! By far their sesonals are great and they just don't do anything bad!
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  2. scm2787

    scm2787 Savant (255) Texas Oct 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    North country brewing company
  3. XsoldoutX

    XsoldoutX Savant (395) Pennsylvania Mar 23, 2013

    Copper Creek Brewing Co, Athens Georgia.
  4. Stone
  5. PerHops

    PerHops Savant (410) California Apr 5, 2011 Beer Trader

    Surly and Russian River for me
  6. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Oskar Blues
  7. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Savant (390) Germany Jan 22, 2012

    Three Floyd's, Sam smiths, Cigar City, and Troegs all have killer lineups. Founders and bells have one or two I didn't like
  8. nootch23

    nootch23 Savant (350) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2012

    Maine Beer Co., Hill Farmstead, Lawson's and Jack's Abbey
  9. mtomlins

    mtomlins Advocate (670) Ontario (Canada) Mar 12, 2010 Beer Trader

    Great Lakes
  10. Aside from Sierra Nevada, which immediately jumped to mind, I would add Jack's Abby and Pretty Things.
  11. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Only considering breweries I've had multiple beers from...

    Russian River
    Heller-Trum (Schlenkerla)
    New Glarus
    Sierra Nevada

    Tempted to put Kuhnhenn on the list, too, if it weren't for Simcoe Silly. Even with that, considering how many beers I've had from them, they are probably deserving.
  12. dsmil

    dsmil Aficionado (150) Maryland Oct 31, 2009

    Sierra Nevada, Founders, and Sam Adams are the only breweries where I've had 5+ beers and none were bad. A lot of the Sam Adams' beers were pretty average but not bad.
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  13. mvdillman

    mvdillman Savant (310) Indiana Dec 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders for sure
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  14. alexipa

    alexipa Advocate (525) Colorado Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Oskar Blues
  15. Russian River,Hill Farmstead,Sierra Nevada,Allagash
  16. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    Surly, Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Upright, 3F, Founders
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  17. MattXT

    MattXT Champion (860) Virginia Nov 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead
    Firestone Walker

    If they've made a bad one, I haven't had it yet.
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  18. Heller-Trum and Mystic are the only ones I can think of
  19. Ericness

    Ericness Savant (290) Massachusetts Nov 21, 2012

    No one who has tried Celia Saisson can say Alchemist with a straight face, no matter how good Heady is to them.
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  20. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Savant (270) Georgia Nov 19, 2012

    New Glarus
    Three Floyds
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  21. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    A lot of German breweries fit into this grouping, although many of them only have 3-5 offerings anyway.
    For American breweries, I'd probably go with Russian River, Dry Dock (discounting firkins not meant to be "good"), Three Floyds, New Glarus, and Great Divide...although their 19th Anniversary is walking a fine line...
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  22. I have, but unfortunately have never tried any of their brews. My aunt's boyfriend's favorite beer of all time is their Ann.
  23. redsand22

    redsand22 Savant (265) Illinois Mar 17, 2010

  24. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Savant (465) California Mar 19, 2012

    Sierra Nevada and Stone. BallastPoint would be on the list, but I have only tried three of their beers (Sulpin, Victory at Sea, and Serpent).
  25. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    For me I would say,
    Great Lakes Brewing Company
    Cigar City
    May not all have been great beers, but nothing has been bad per say that have disappointed.
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  27. kodt

    kodt Champion (750) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    I think any brewery where I have had 10+ of their beers, there is at least one I did not care for.
  28. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (390) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    Sierra Nevada. No one else comes close to the constant quality and low prices of good beer. Less is more sometimes.(I love you Sam Adams but calm down with all the crazy wits..)
  29. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (375) Illinois Feb 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Three Floyds, Boulevard, and Pipeworks all make consistently excellent beers. I am especially impressed with Pipeworks and their ability to churn out winner after winner. Haven't had a beer from any of these breweries that I didn't like
  30. pinnser

    pinnser Savant (270) Colorado Nov 2, 2012

    Cigar City and Great Divide. Lucky enough to have lived in FL for a bit, and even luckier to be in Denver now. Cheers!
  31. Ericness

    Ericness Savant (290) Massachusetts Nov 21, 2012

    This. I honestly think every brewery has a miss or two. I love Stone, Jack's Abbey, and Slumbrew (to name a few offhand) but I have not liked some of their beers. Still would blindly try anything from them though. There's something to be said for creativity and taking chances as well. While I've never been let down by Maine Beer Co., I've also only had 2 of their beers so its not really fair to make any sweeping claims about their brewing prowess just yet.
  32. baconman91

    baconman91 Advocate (505) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    I'd probly say Sierra Nevada..even their reg. Stout & Porter's are pretty good, but not really what they are "known" for (in comparison to some of the more "flagship" beers they have).
  33. Deschutes for me. And Toppling Goliath.

    I would have easily said New Glarus before Thumbprint Winter Warmer, so I guess they are really close with a ton of positives and only one strike. Surly was eliminated for me by Hell, which I think is terrible.
  34. gfiumara

    gfiumara Aficionado (165) Maryland Nov 11, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Widmer Bros

    For Widmer and Schlafly, I can always safely pick up a seasonal/special release 6-pack and never be let down.
  35. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    I don't have the time to catch up on 6 pages, but Ommegang for me. I haven't had them all, but all that I've had were excellent. I love me some Hennepin.

    This. I love everything else from Founders, but can't stand the All Day IPA (Centennial is great).
  36. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader


    Well I wasn't impressed with the first beer which was their Cappuccino Stout but I was new to craft-beer then so I need to revisit that one!!
  37. mfl620ks

    mfl620ks Savant (295) Kansas Mar 15, 2010

    Great Lakes
  38. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Advocate (685) Ontario (Canada) Jan 26, 2013 Beer Trader

  39. Can't agree with Coast, but Westbrook in Mt Pleasant SC rates very well for me. Their IPA tastes more west coast than east coast to me.