Most Underrated Brewery...

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  1. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    Since everyone's been talking overrated and negativity, let's talk about who's flying under the radar with great beers. Personally my most underrated is Sweetwater. I absolutely love their IPA, 420, and Hop Hash DIPA. Also a huge fan on Blue in the summers.
     
  2. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    I think Lakefront is pretty underrated. They aren't mind blowing beers, but most are solid; and even people who live in WI forget they exist.
     
  3. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,694) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Short's and Odd Side in Michigan. They're both reasonably popular, especially Short's, but everyone seems to just focus on Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, and even (for some reason) Griffin Claw.
     
  4. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (337) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    They are starting to get more recognition but Jack's Abby in Massachusetts puts out really good beers. I feel like they get overshadowed by the hype around treehouse and trillium.
     
  5. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,466) Dec 7, 2014 New York
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    With all the (deserved) hype that Other Half gets, Singlecut puts out equally amazing beers and flies completely under the radar comparatively.
     
  6. TheDoom

    TheDoom Initiate (94) Sep 1, 2005 Illinois

    Gotta double up on Lakefront and Dark Horse.

    I wish Tallgrass got a little more love.
     
  7. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (229) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    My vote goes to Left Hand.
    If anyone does mention them its about their milk stout, which don't get me wrong (much prefer the regular to the nitro) but they have an entire line up of great beers that I feel gets over looked. And the fact that they mainly stick to English style ales definitely earns my respect. They recently shipped on the session ipa bandwagon but hey, no ones perfect :wink:
     
  8. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,818) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I think Lost Nation gets overshadowed in VT by the big boy IPA's. They put out some great beers especially The Wind, Gose, and Mosaic IPA.
     
  9. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    Love both of those breweries. Two of my favorites.
     
  10. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,465) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Definitely agree on tallgrass, buffalo sweat is awesome. I'd have to add boulevard their whole smokestack series is great.
     
  11. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Jack's Abby is not underrated in the least. They are surrounded by hype. I'm racking my brains. I'm thinking two breweries that I like that I don't see threads often here are Uinta and 21st Amendment. Both solid and CANS!
     
  12. Indywebs

    Indywebs Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2015 Indiana

    Bare Hands Brewery is, in my opinon, one of the best Indiana has to offer.
     
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  13. BuffaloBrasky

    BuffaloBrasky Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2014 California

    This thread could just as reasonably be named "Name a local brewery you love that only locals know about", considering the array of responses we've seen.
     
  14. tjwarren

    tjwarren Disciple (345) Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    Although they may be a little too limited for nomination - Jackie O's - Athens Ohio
     
  15. Kappakoosh

    Kappakoosh Disciple (314) Dec 26, 2013 Texas

    Uinta comes to mind...all of their beers are solid. Hop Nosh is rated very well, but underrated imo as far as a single beer goes.
     
  16. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Alberta (Canada)

    I'll offer a Canadian brewery:

    Yukon Brewing

    Great beer. They brew lots of different styles and they are always good, if not great.
     
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  17. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Zealot (542) Dec 12, 2012 California
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    My vote will go to BJs then; being that they are known throughout the west coast. The "Committed IPA" is a contender for my favorite new beer this year. Hope is comes around again next year.
     
  18. esimonoff

    esimonoff Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2014 California

    Not really underrated so much, but Craftsman Brewing in Pasadena, CA makes some damn good beer. It is unfortunate that they do not bottle or can anything, but I love their stuff.
     
  19. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Disciple (396) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Tallgrass is very deserving (Ethos as well as Buffalo Sweat), and I'll throw out Mother's in Springfield, MO as well. MILF is amazing.

    Agree Jack's Abby isn't underrated, because they are well regarded. Wormtown though, really is even better than it gets credit for.
     
  20. Cameron_como

    Cameron_como Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    Tallgrass for sure. 8-Bit Pale Ale is my favorite, Daisy Cutter and Dale's can sit down.

    Most midwest coast best coast breweries don't get a whole lotta love, but there some fantastic ones there. kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa have their gems.
     
  21. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    On this site??? Sierra Nevada. /Thread
     
  22. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    Nope....a lot of these are national lol
     
  23. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Flatheads didn't make the overrated thread... Hmmmm. ;-) I kid I Kid.
     
  24. bayouscrubs

    bayouscrubs Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2015 Louisiana

    Not sure about "under rated" but maybe they are not as hyped as other breweries...Boulevard- they do a great unfiltered wheat and their 80 acre (hoppy wheat) is very tasty- they have not disappointed me yet. Also Abita in So Louisiana has a few fine brews from Purple Haze to their IPAs (Spring, Grapefruit, and Wrought Iron) and even their Seersucker Pilsner is a decent drink on a summer day. Their summer seasonal Strawberry sucks though. Only reason I wish summer would end.
     
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  25. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Aspirant (203) Mar 31, 2010 Washington
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    For Michigan, The Livery and Witch's Hat. Never see much buzz about them on this site outside the Great Lakes forum, and for The Livery not even there.
     
  26. esetter

    esetter Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2014 Tennessee

    Highland in Asheville , NC. All solid beers , readily available.
     
  27. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,428) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska
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    I was gonna suggest Breakside, but I can't really argue with Uinta or Tallgrass--both excellent suggestions.

    No, I think my vote goes to Odell. They are one of my favorite breweries and never seem to be on people's minds the way some other breweries are.
     
  28. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Alberta (Canada)

    Odell is great.
     
  29. wesbray

    wesbray Aspirant (294) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)

    Agreed. Most Canadian breweries are underrated, but that's not helped by the fact that so many are not exported to the US. There is more to Canadian beer than Unibroue and Dieu Du Ciel...
     
  30. JaefromLA

    JaefromLA Initiate (0) May 19, 2015 California

    Highland Park Brewery and Noble Ale Works. But it's because they don't have widespread distro I imagine.
     
  31. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (318) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Long Trail and Night Shift in my neck of the world.
     
  32. WhoKnew23

    WhoKnew23 Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2014 Michigan

    Anderson Valley
     
  33. Saluki-21

    Saluki-21 Initiate (88) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri
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  34. scbeerman

    scbeerman Aspirant (294) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Grand Teton is the most underrated I can think of. Love Bitch Creek and Splashdown and most everything else I've tried has been good. Also:
    Highland Brewing, Asheville, NC - inexpensive and really solid
    Sweetwater, Atlanta, GA - summer beer specialist even if it's not necessarily mind-blowing stuff all the time, very drinkable and well balanced with one of the most underrated IPAs out there
    Uinta - never had a beer that wasn't delicious from these guys. Really outstanding K├Âlsch and a great IPA in Hop Nosh, plus other year-rounds are great
     
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  35. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (231) Mar 2, 2015 California
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    I gotta second Boulevard. I agree, not really "underrated" per se....but I feel like no one really talks about them much. Their regular lineup is solid as all hell. Really excited for the sour cherry stout they're releasing soon.
     
  36. ccg

    ccg Devotee (426) May 11, 2015 Texas
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    I'm gonna say Revolution. Their barrel-aged "Deep Wood" releases are solid, and I'm surprised they aren't more appreciated. I guess people in the Chicago market are spoiled, and people outside the Chicago market don't see distro of these bottles and don't really know about them.
     
  37. LuisQ

    LuisQ Initiate (106) Jan 9, 2013 Florida

    @3SonsBrewingCo by far. Small time brewery in South FL in it's inception with no distribution. But they make DAMN GOOD beers. World class stouts comparable to the best. IPAs and Pales now being considered on par with the best from the northeast. Don't sleep on them.
     
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  38. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Brewery Vivant if you like Belgian inspired beers
     
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  39. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Noble. I haven't had a beer I didn't like from them.
     
  40. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,465) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    All I've had from them is their ipa, which is a great beer that is extremely under appreciated.
     
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