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B n C beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by kingofhop, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    We all agree that Russian River, Founders, Sierra Nevada, Boulevard etc make world class beers. No doubt. But what do you guys like that seem to consistently rate lower than an "A" ? I'm lookin' at Bridgeport, Dundee, Saranac etc. Not necessarily world class, but they make some extremely solid examples of beer styles, usually at pretty fair prices. Beers that you know are not top of the line, but will gladly drink them and offer to your buddies. Everyday beers. Or do you even drink stuff like that at all?
  2. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    With exception of a few of their beers (Boston lager, cream stout, octoberfest and IPL) I'd say that Samuel Adams embodies a quality, but not show stopping Class A beer. And I love Sam Adams brews.

    EDIT: the beers I listed are class A beers in my opinion.
  3. raffels

    raffels Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

  4. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    I refuse to drink anything that is rated below a 98 on here
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  5. sketchpunx

    sketchpunx Sep 4, 2008 New York

    Is sierra not an everyday beer? hmmm. how shitty would you like me to get here.....
    Kidding aside, I think most of what saranac brews is less than ideal and generally wouldn't recommend it to buddies.
    I'll recommend Brooklyn lager or something German like Paulaner or Spaten to somebody that usually drinks BMC but outside of that I'm not sure I understand the point.

    Why would a recommend something of inferior quality like saranac when the price point is so similar to so many other better beers?
  6. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

    You wouldn't. Unless your buddies are tickers and need to try something new. In which case I doubt they'd care about your recommendation and just pick up whatever shitty Icelandic beer they haven't tried yet.

    I recommend almost all SN to my buddies because its cheap and good. Why recommend something worse?
  7. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    yeah, I wuz curious about "vmc". Thought it was sumpin' I'd never heard about. Glad you cleared that up.
  8. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Stuff like Narragansett, Otter Creek, Shipyard, and Long Trail usually. They are local (New England area) and I dont mind trying new beers from them.
  9. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Whalez need ticks too.
  10. iKasey

    iKasey Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Weyerbacher does that for me. Except having Insanity I may have to upgrade them
  11. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    A lot of international beers. They seem to rate fairly low in comparison with their domestic counterparts.
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Bridgeport IPA is a regular of mine and for a reason. I LOVE it.
  13. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    What we get over here in America are not the best of what foreign breweries have to offer.

    Much like the best breweries over here dont ship internationally, Germany and the like will get Budweiser, Miller, and Coors offerings, not Bear Republic, Great Divide, RR, etc.
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's very unfair, comparing what we get here to BMC. Maybe it depends on where you are located, but in NNJ I come across a lot of excellent German and Belgian beer- in very good condition, too. Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Rodenbach, Schlenkerla, etc- all are certainly A-list breweries/beers.
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