Most Underrated Brewery...

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  1. Tonyjenlasc

    Tonyjenlasc Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Spellbound - Mt. Holly, NJ - Although underrated may not be the best term because they are still small, only canning one beer this far and it's their IPA (damn good too, 88 BA score). Looking forward to seeing more from these guys in the future.
  2. beermeplz

    beermeplz Aspirant (285) Feb 13, 2015 California

    My vote goes for Drake's. I admittedly don't drink much of their regular lineup, but they have some good special/seasonal releases and always have interesting and sometimes great stuff on tap at the brewery...never hear a peep about them on this website though.
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  3. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Half Acre.
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  4. Hesscabob

    Hesscabob Aspirant (225) Mar 16, 2014 Illinois

    Since Half Acre and Revolution have been mentioned already, I'll go with Finch's. Haven't had a beer I dont like and everything is solid. Cool looking cans and I have to represent Chi Town
  5. Zonk

    Zonk Disciple (368) Dec 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Kane. Outside of ANTEAD, it doesn't seem like many people seek out there beers. I think this will probably change when they can.
  6. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,368) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I'll agree with Boulevard. Their IPAs are solid and Saison Brett and Tank 7? Fugetaboutit.
  7. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,217) Mar 6, 2014 California

    I feel kinda bad, because I'm always pumping them up, but Saint Archer is fantastic. Incredibly deft hand with the hoppy stuff, but equally adept at other styles. They get lost amongst the San Diego behemoths and upstarts, but their stuff is top friggin' notch.
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  8. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Aspirant (296) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado

  9. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (863) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Heretic, Bear Republic, Council, Indeed, Pizza Port
  10. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,446) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    Their whole smokestack series is good with a lot of those beers being great. Their saisons are definitely my favorite, and their dark truth stout is just mind blowing.
    I'd have to mention Dfh they are constantly mentioned on over rated brewery threads and catch a lot of hate, but their ipas and palo santo marron are great, I also e joyed namaste quite a bit.
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  11. DukeCola

    DukeCola Initiate (89) Mar 14, 2015 New Hampshire

    Plus you can actually find Jack's in stores, no waiting in lines or chasing beer trucks.
  12. TuckerMaxx

    TuckerMaxx Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2010 Connecticut

    I always have a good time with Milwaukee Brewing Co too.
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  13. ZionsvilleBeerDork

    ZionsvilleBeerDork Initiate (104) Jan 17, 2015 Indiana

    2nd Shift outside of St. Louis. Overshadowed by Perennial, Side Project and 4 Hands (in my mind, 4 Hands can't be underrated with the way Madagascar and Vols. 1 & 2 were chased), they make some great brett beers.
  14. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

    Union Craft
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  15. RLVineh

    RLVineh Initiate (138) Jun 21, 2014 California

    I think Lagunitas gets a little overlooked. I dig there hoppy stuff.
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  16. deverlow

    deverlow Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Texas

    Reading through the responses I really disagreed with Boulevard. After giving it some thought, yes they can be found almost anywhere. But a lot of people take them for granted and don't talk about their offerings as much. I've not found a Smokestack Series beer I haven't liked. Now I'll agree, they don't get the attention they deserve.
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    BJRHOMEBREW Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2008 Ohio

    Conquest in SC. They are small but their brewery release Finisher and Barrel variant Finishers are as good or better than most hyped RIS's I've had. Their year round beers are good and their coffee IPA is solid.
  18. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,084) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    2nd Shift definitely makes some quality beers. Brew Cocky is one of my favorite DIPAs and I'd put it up against the big guns.
  19. Wolfeman1704

    Wolfeman1704 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2015 Ohio

    Heavy Seas often gets overlooked in my opinion as well. Their Barrel Aged series are fantastic especially for the price! Siren Noir, Black Beard's Breakfast, and Phantom Ship are incredible! and only for around $7.99 retail!

    Also, I really dig everything Uinta has done. Especially their Crooked series. The Sour Plum was fantastic but for some reason they recalled all the bottles cause it didn't "meet up with their quality standards". But I thought the beer was great!

    And last but not least, Breckenridge is actually a pretty solid brewery too that often gets overlooked. Their Tequila Barrel Aged Ophelia is great! Also, Everyone loves some BA Imperial '72!
  20. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (577) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

    Southern Tier has a good line-up and doesn't seemed to get a lot of hype.
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  21. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Champion (877) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois

    i think Sierra Nevada gets lots of love on this site. do they get enough? maybe not. i wouldn't call it "underrated" though
  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,385) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Deschutes gets overlooked a lot, lagunitas doesn't get the recognition they deserve, and odell needs more fans as well. I'll throw funkwerks in the ring as well.
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  23. Greasy

    Greasy Disciple (385) Aug 12, 2013 Kentucky

    North Coast. It's everywhere. Old Rasputin and Old Stock (especially their barrel aged variants) are really hard to beat in their respective styles. Brother Thelonious is solid and Scrimshaw is a very good pilsner.
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  24. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (470) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I agree. And as long as we are talking Wisconsin, Capitol makes some very nice beers. I think Leinenkugels deserves more respect than they get as well. Cheers!
  25. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    I agree!! Love Southern Tier
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  26. stingley

    stingley Initiate (115) Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I had a Highland 12 pack while at the Outer Banks a few months ago. They were all very good beers, I don't know how far they reach but it's the first I had heard of them. Knocked back three or four while sitting under the Avon pier enjoying the scenery and a nice big cigar.
  27. stingley

    stingley Initiate (115) Sep 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I love Southern Tier! They're "local" to me... hmmmm... come to think of it, it's been a while, I'm about due for a brewery trip.

    Pumking Season is fast approaching, the love/hate will commence soonly.
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  28. Golfer3Aces

    Golfer3Aces Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2014 Wyoming

    I would give this award to Uinta or Odell.
  29. Omnium

    Omnium Meyvn (1,406) Jan 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Summit gets the vote for me. Every beer they brew is an excellent representation of the style intended. Tasty well executed beers.
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  30. PEIhop

    PEIhop Crusader (722) Dec 2, 2010 Massachusetts

    Berkshire Brewing Company.
    Solid and consistent portfolio - especially their Kolsch, Czech Pils and Octoberfest
  31. DrippingI

    DrippingI Initiate (181) Apr 12, 2012 Indiana

    For Indiana, even though Bare Hands makes some good stuff, I'd probably go with Black Acre or possibly even Scarlet Lane. Would list off 18th St. too, but I think their known enough.
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  32. mangoman39

    mangoman39 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 South Carolina

    In reality, the truly most underrated breweries would be some of the small time, non distributed breweries around the country that almost no one has heard of. For me it would be Rapp Brewing Company in Seminole FL.
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  33. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Devotee (497) Sep 20, 2014 California

    Clown Shoes. Only for the fact that no one mentions them in the "best NE breweries" threads and whatnot. Their DIPA is one of my fav beers and their stouts are terrific.
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  34. esetter

    esetter Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2014 Tennessee

    I know they are all over Tennessee and North Carolina. Keep your eye out for Cold Mountain. It has a big release party and cult following here.
  35. bmf5581

    bmf5581 Aspirant (293) Mar 14, 2011 North Carolina

    Let's not forget 2nd Shift's LSD and LSD w/ Bluepoint Coffee. The Mullineaux series is also there.
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  36. zildjian1z

    zildjian1z Initiate (56) Jun 11, 2015 Indiana

    Haven't had a chance to try their stuff yet... are they bottling/canning?
  37. JArt

    JArt Aspirant (276) Nov 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I definitely agree with Half Acre, the beer is awesome and the people are great! In my opinion, Fat Heads is underrated comparatively speaking as far as their IPA/DIPA program goes. I literally came home from a 5 day trip in Vermont and was craving a fresh Head Hunter.
  38. nmyers462000

    nmyers462000 Initiate (109) Oct 1, 2013 Florida

    Coppertail and Angry Chair are up-and-comers that are putting out great beers.

    Sidenote: If you get a chance, check out Coppertail in person. The brand new taproom and 50 bbl Rolec brewhaus are a thing of beauty.
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  39. ZionsvilleBeerDork

    ZionsvilleBeerDork Initiate (104) Jan 17, 2015 Indiana

    Yeah. Not sure where you are, but the downtown (Indy) Crown has BB Mail Order Bride, their DIPA, and one or two other things in bombers right now.
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  40. Bdubbsyall

    Bdubbsyall Initiate (60) Aug 13, 2014 Illinois

    How has this thread not turned into people angrily defending their locals yet?
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