Most Underrated Brewery...

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  1. zestd

    zestd Disciple (344) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Northwest-style:

    Bale Breaker- it's getting out a bit (with the Stone collabo), but they excel in hops. They just released an impy stout, which I'm geeked to have soon.

    Pfriem- their mosaic pale, saison, blonde IPA and pilsner are pretty stellar.

    Selkirk Abbey- belgian stylings for days! Fantastic stuff all the way around. Their belgian IPA was the first one I ever "got." Add the fantastic rye saison (and impy version), huckleberry wit, and coffee porter.
     
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  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (954) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    When a thread like this one comes back after a long time is there anyway to find what you posted in it without going through the whole thread until you find your post?
     
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  3. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Meyvn (1,050) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    Barley Browns doesn't get much love outside of Oregon, but they make some of the best IPA's I've ever had.
     
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  4. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Meyvn (1,050) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    "Search This Thread Only" in the search.
     
  5. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Weyerbacher in Easton, PA.
     
  6. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,085) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    This topic comes up frequently and my answer is always the same, COAST. It gets a lot of love locally but on BeerAdvocate Westbrook gets all the hype and love for Charleston breweries and very few people mention/care about COAST. Granted, Westbrook goes some great things but COAST is my favorite brewery. They don't do as many "sexy" releases (big stouts, sours, barrel aged stuff,etc), but they essentially never miss on a beer, its remarkable actually. BA Blackbeerd is one of my favorite releases every year, Boy King is the best hoppy beer out of SC in my opinion, and they also kill the subtle german styles (for example their amazing Kolsch).
     
  7. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,085) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Agreed, Odell IPA is one of my favorites. Interestingly I don't love Myrcenary which tends to get more hype.
     
  8. Schmizer

    Schmizer Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2015 Wisconsin

    I'm gonna pitch in from Wisconsin... Our best brewery is Central Waters which is getting some hype. But two breweries that are completely underated are Three Sheep's and even more, Black Husky!!
     
  9. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,224) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Uinta. Sure the have some beers that aren't that great, but damn some of their stuff is truly outstanding and oh so drinkable.
     
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  10. Zlatan

    Zlatan Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2015 Wisconsin

    Black Husky for sure. Hope they keep it up when they move into their new spot in mke
     
  11. Schmizer

    Schmizer Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2015 Wisconsin

    I keep hoping the same thing:slight_smile:
     
  12. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Damn, you have to hook a brother up! :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  13. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Blue Mountain is doing good stuff. I agree with you on that one.
     
  14. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (513) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Love Long Trail from my trips to New England, just arrived in Ohio which is great but no sign of the Double Bag as of yet. Uinta's Baba black lager is a really nice full flavored beer w/a low ABV.
     
  15. crazyfoMostout

    crazyfoMostout Initiate (176) May 16, 2013 Missouri

    Grand Teton comes to mind. Everything I've had from them has been stellar. Their black IPA, Trout Hop, is off the charts
     
  16. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (541) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    ask and ye shall receive bruh! Should be able to get you something sent next month
     
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  17. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    I was only kidding my brother! You know this would only result in retaliation!
     
  18. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (541) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    watch yourself :wink: btw Jim is back in H@W
    lol
     
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  19. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Wtf! Jim!? Jim is my dawg! I might have to switch formats my nig!
     
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  20. RandyV

    RandyV Initiate (157) Aug 8, 2010 Arizona

    +1 on Bear Republic for sure. I've had Red Rocket Ale, Racer 5 IPA, Hop Rod Rye and Big Bear Black Stout, and they are just excellent beers. Thanks for mentioning them!
     
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  21. Grodd87

    Grodd87 Disciple (365) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Victory and clown shoes
     
  22. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (369) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Otter Creek
     
  23. vileplume

    vileplume Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2015 Arizona

  24. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Aspirant (226) Dec 21, 2013 New York
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    For the product and Price..can't beat Lagunitas
     
  25. scxcrunner

    scxcrunner Zealot (563) Aug 24, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I think my vote would go to Clown Shoes.
     
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  26. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (1,999) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    Maybe not as underrated as should be included in this thread, but definitely Alewerks Brewing and Stillwater Artisanal Ales
     
  27. Nightwish1094

    Nightwish1094 Aspirant (298) Apr 24, 2010 Texas

    Night Shift. On both of my trips to NE, where i hit all the breweries, they were so damn good and brewed many different styles really well. Plus their great taproom, overall such a good experience and great beer.
     
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  28. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,875) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I think that the most underrated breweries are the ones that are generally dismissed by a significant number of beer snobs as not "craft enough."

    Specifically, I would point to BBC/Sam Adams, Leinenkugel and Matt/Saranac.

    None of these breweries make beers that will blow one's mind. Rather, they make solid and affordable beers that are often superb for sessioning.
     
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  29. TaborTime

    TaborTime Disciple (340) Dec 10, 2013 Oregon

    And not just IPA's....their entire portfolio is rock solid.
     
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  30. bkbeerdude15

    bkbeerdude15 Initiate (70) Dec 22, 2015 New York

    For the local scene in NY, my vote goes out to Singlecut and Finback. Grimm and Other Half get all the hype, and duly so as both are two of my favorite breweries. But Singlecut and Finback put out some great product as well.
     
  31. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (179) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    My vote goes to Pacific Plate in Monrovia , really solid beers these guys brew.
     
  32. Mullen2525

    Mullen2525 Initiate (184) Dec 9, 2012 Massachusetts

    For a brewery that makes damn fine saisons, Mystic often gets lost in the New England brewery shuffle.
     
  33. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    Odell. Makes excellent, inexpensive versions of American and British styles.
     
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  34. conoraugustine

    conoraugustine Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 North Carolina

  35. Bissel328

    Bissel328 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    For out here in NE i would have to go with

    Ipswich
    Clown Shoes
    Night Shift
    Foundation
    Bissell Brothers - THEY ARE FUCKING KILLING IT!!!
     
  36. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,322) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Underrated would be Sierra Nevada. IMO they don't make a beer that wows me, but every beer they make is very good, calling them solid would be a slap. Their beers would never be at the top of a list in any style, but beers like Torpedo, Hop Hunter etc are really damn good beers, easy to get most places, every store here, some gas stations, and they are incredibly priced for the quality. The one exception was their Oktoberfest beer, that was a great beer and I would say special.
     
  37. carlso_aw

    carlso_aw Initiate (192) Jan 10, 2016 Indiana
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    Great Lakes Brewing company is my contribution to this list. I always make sure to grab a six pack of their Christmas Ale during the holidays. And I feel that Elliot Ness is a great beer in its own right.

    But maybe it's just because I grew up in ohio.
     
  38. redbarnbikes

    redbarnbikes Disciple (342) May 27, 2014 New York

    for my neck of the woods, i would have to say Saranac and Long Trail.
     
  39. LemurNation

    LemurNation Initiate (88) Jan 27, 2010 New Jersey

    I'll throw in Carton in NJ. Solid lineup but 077 dipa is particularly fantastic.
     
  40. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (337) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Are there any? if they are good people know about them.
     
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