Breweries you're tired of people putting down

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nick0417, Dec 14, 2015.

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  1. 03fatboy

    03fatboy Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 Wisconsin

    LAKEFRONT is pretty bad ass too love there beer's
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  2. OKbrew89

    OKbrew89 Maven (1,308) May 13, 2013 Oklahoma

    In every "Disappointing Brewery" thread, it's mentioned but it's still a good brewery. Their core is good even if they do some weird ingredient beers.
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  3. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Pundit (776) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois

    Goose Island. 11 months out of the year they get shit on, then comes November and everyone acts like they are entitled to every bottle of bourbon county
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  4. pro100

    pro100 Zealot (531) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Green Flash
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  5. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,593) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    I thought this thread would all be about Sam Adams, who everyone seems to put down but nobody seems to appreciate that the vast majority of their beers are at least decent and available virtually everywhere.

    But my personal vote is for Stone as well. I don't get why anyone would hate Stone. If you hate hops, fine, but as a hophead Stone is my lord and savior, and they are one of the dedicated and genuine forces in the craft beer world. I cut my hop teeth on Stone IPA, and Thunderstruck IPA is very likely the best IPA I've ever had, at least at this point in my life.
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  6. maxifunk777

    maxifunk777 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 California

  7. catsandbeer

    catsandbeer Initiate (129) Nov 30, 2015 Wisconsin

    Most of them. If you feel the need to put down a brewery you don't like...You're doing beer wrong. Drink something else or shut up.
  8. KrajDoesBeer

    KrajDoesBeer Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 Illinois

    I can see what you are saying but I may not agree. I love a great brewery like Great Lakes, Revolution, Ballast Point etc.. But you dont have to be a beer nerd or snob to thoroughly enjoy some of Rare beers. Have you had Julius? I adore sculpin.. it got me into IPAS... but have them side by side.. it isnt close.. I dont judge either way you want to take your pallet... I trade.. I drink local.. i go for the whole spectrum.. but i dont purposely avoid either side.. great beer is great beer..
  9. LittleDog

    LittleDog Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Texas

    Does anyone think that the Bud advertising is going to convert Heady drinkers to Clamato? It just seems to me to be the tribalism common in sports fan. "Your pitcher has no curve ball!!" That won't make a fan change allegiance.
  10. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Abbey and Tripel are tasty and affordable!
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  11. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I think Rogue makes some great beers. I haven't really enjoyed any of the voodoo series, and the beard beer wasn't something i'd necessarily reach for again, but i don't think there is anything wrong with those beers or that they are "stupid" just because i don't like them. I really dig their portfolio and have for a while now.

    Around here, SWPA, dead guy doesn't cost twice as much as Sierra stuff in my experience. It's more expensive, but not double. They aren't priced high enough for me to hate on them. I don't hate on much though.
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  12. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    I was going to mention SN. They get quite a lot of shit from the guys who only drink 10%+ beers that cost a shit load. SN makes really affordable, quality beers. I drank so much Summerfest and Nooner over the summer!
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  13. Mtbtrev

    Mtbtrev Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2015 North Carolina

    Love Great Lakes, just brought back a few packs when I was in PA. I wish I could find it more readily in NC.
  14. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2006 England

    Guinness...I've been drinking a lot of their Foreign Extra Stout. An excellent hoppy stout (as good as any). A brewery that makes that must be good. Fullers...'Craft' drinkers and CAMRA purists alike seem to dismiss this brewery, which is stupid.
  15. cjgiant

    cjgiant Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,470) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
    Pooh-Bah Society

    I would second this. A lot of the putting down I see of Rogue has as much to do with their pricing over (or relative to) their enjoyable-ness. And yes, the oddball beers, but DFH suffers from this as well (sometimes rightly so). Problem is when people only focus on the meant-to-be crazy offerings from these breweries.
  16. LeRose

    LeRose Grand Pooh-Bah (3,497) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Motion seconded.

    Not every beer is a holy grail, nor does it need to be. If everything provided a mountaintop experience, why make the journey? If a beer has flaws those certainly need to be pointed out - in my opinion that is where we should be critical, especially at the local level. But there is nothing wrong with a good old plain beer, either.

    Someone mentioned Narragansett... I agree about the beer. Perfectly adequate beers witha few that I genuinely dislike. My beef with them is they play on the local heritage yet dont brew one drop in the home state. I am not a Rhode Island native, but damned close and for some reason not resurrecting the brewery in the state where they leverage every available cultural/heritage opportunity annoys the hell outta me.

    AB/InBev..or whatever they are becomng...makes a quality product by their standards that is enjoyed by billions every day. Whether I (or anyone els, for that matter) choose to drink them is nobodys business but mine/theirs.

    Boston Beer - yeah they arent the little darling of the brewing industry, but neither is Sierra, New Belgium, and a bunch of others.

    Stone - OK they experiment. They can be what? Some of those experiments fail and some of the outrageous stuff cmes across as arrogant...again, so what?. They generally produce at a mnimum good beers that are easy to find and easy on the wallet.

    it generally irks me that people trash a style they dont understand or appreciate (see holy grail above) more than anything else. Just because something isnt to one's particular taste doesnt mean it is swill.
  17. thepenguin

    thepenguin Savant (1,191) Aug 8, 2010 Massachusetts

    Smuttynose - people snub their noses at them for being oldschool and unchanging over the years, saying that they just do 'generic' beers like porter, brown ale and IPA. In truth they do no-frills staple beers like porter, brown ale and IPA extremely well, and some of their Big Beer series is really on point as well. Their IPA was was got me into this beer thing in the first place.

    Folks also consider their label art to be tired and uninspired. I've always thought they were really ahead of the crowd by embracing the mundane on their label (think Finest Kind or Robust Porter); when they started out, most other breweries wouldnt even consider snapping a photo of two old-timers kicking it in lawn chairs, and slapping it on their flagship beer.
  18. LittleDog

    LittleDog Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Texas

    I love the Finest Kind label.
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  19. lightman1

    lightman1 Zealot (583) Oct 19, 2013 Arkansas

    New Belgium and Sam Adams are two that come to mind. Both of them make some good solid beers and have a part in the craze that we are enjoying now.
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  20. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Savant (1,135) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Well Long Trail got put down for forever but with Limbo and now Space Juice, people are coming around on them. It takes overly hopped and bitter IPA's for people to come around then thats sad but I recognize its par for the course.
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