Most Underrated Brewery

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  1. zid

    zid Crusader (789) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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  2. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,365) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Karbach ...

    it's not been around long, so it's more of a very young than under-rated brewery. but there's something about Karbach that makes me think it's going to be a Texas sensation, passing Saint Arnold and others as our flagship craft brewery.
  3. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Metropolitan out of Chicago. They are doing some really solid German style lagers. Between Pipeworks, Half Acre and Revolution, I kind of feel that they get treated like the red headed stepchild of the Chicago brewery scene.
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  4. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    First two that came to mind are Weyerbacher and Heavy Seas. I may be a bit biased towards Heavy Seas being in Baltimore, but they make really solid beers and I think they have (of the breweries I have access to), the best barrel aging program in the US.
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  5. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

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  6. robieobie1

    robieobie1 Disciple (302) Mar 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Pizza Boy.... Some good stuff going on there right now.
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  7. Titans77

    Titans77 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Maryland

  8. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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    Probably Odell, If they pulled back production on Mycenary IPA, Hyped it up, only distrubited to colorado, only gave local bars one or two kegs per would be #1 on BA
  9. ShipFaced17

    ShipFaced17 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 Massachusetts

    Honestly, I have to go with Cambridge Brewing Co. I think they do some really interesting beers and every time I visit I always am surprised by something new and interesting on tap.
  10. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Florida

    A friend turned me on to Mad River over the weekend. Definitely didn't disappoint.
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  11. DarthGuitarHero

    DarthGuitarHero Devotee (438) Jan 15, 2011 Minnesota

  12. VladTepes

    VladTepes Initiate (156) Oct 18, 2012 Finland

    Haha I don't know are those so awful, but yeah, many do it better.
  13. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

  14. Jamison85

    Jamison85 Zealot (541) Mar 23, 2013 Indiana
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    Schlafly is great and underrated. I go to their taproom every time I am in STL. Great food and beer. Schlafly Bottleworks is also definitely worth stopping by but I recommend the taproom.
  15. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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    High Point (Ramstein) Brewing Co. is one of the most underrated breweries in New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, and these United States of America. Just saying.
  16. Brew33

    Brew33 Champion (846) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Telegraph Brewing
  17. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Washington

    Do you have any idea where this place is...? Google maps doesnt know Quishnam.. haha. I'm in Seattle and want to make a trip!
  18. Big_V

    Big_V Devotee (468) Nov 30, 2012 Maryland
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    DC Brau, baby!
  19. Svendozen

    Svendozen Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 New Hampshire

    Here's my thing with Sam Adams: they brew an "every man's" beer great. But their higher prices "craft beers" are, in my opinion, shit.
  20. MCDub

    MCDub Aspirant (289) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina
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    Highland Brewing Company. Consistently put out well made products.. I think they don't get a lot of love because of their under 6% philosophy for packaged beers (yes they do occasionally bottle big beers but its a rarity). They also lack a true 'west coast IPA' that everyone loves.
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  21. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I'm going to go with New Belgium. I know its popular to not like them but I love most of their offerings.
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  22. Svendozen

    Svendozen Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 New Hampshire

    I will say that I got a Crown Valley Brewing Gunslinger Double IPA in a beer club package last month and I thought to myself "why have I never hears about this before." I love Stones Ruination and I thought gunslinger was better.
  23. beerfinder

    beerfinder Aspirant (269) Jan 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I beleive Six Point Brewery is very underated. They make some fantastic brews such as Righteous Rye and Bengali Tiger. I never hear much talk about them as I do others
  24. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (4,443) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Three Heads Brewing, out of Rochester. Haven't had a bad beer from them yet, I never hear them talked about.
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  25. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    EPA is still a classic. Their Oatmeal stout is one of the best. Then there are there more recent changes (took 'em a while). Horizon Red is tasty when fresh and Saga is top notch IMO. The Unchained series has exceeded my expectations, and another series (union, soon to start) is exciting the hell out of me.
  26. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Caldera's pretty good, Good IPA, Great DIPA, good Imperial stout..And one of the BEST beers i've ever had Mogli Imperial BA porter with chocolate
  27. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    The smokestack series is one of my favorite lines of beers I have had to date. Havn't had even one that I havnt liked (and I've had 10 out of the 15, the other five of which I cant find being: Chocolate Ale, Harvest Dance Wheat Wine, Bourbon Barrel Quad, Imperial Stout, and Love Child No. 2)
  28. MikeAAL

    MikeAAL Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Brewing Company / New Glarus, Wisconsin
  29. dagmer

    dagmer Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois

    I don't know if these are underrated or not but..
    Great Lakes
  30. MikeAAL

    MikeAAL Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    I agree, their beer is excellent.
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  31. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    Southern Tier.

    So many solid offerings. Harvest is an absolute gem.
  32. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

  33. JReites

    JReites Disciple (376) Dec 29, 2010 Florida
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    7venth sun in Dunedin, FL
  34. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    The Brew Kettle - Clev. Ohio
  35. Fubar1453

    Fubar1453 Aspirant (262) Jul 5, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Jack's Abby
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  36. BKBassist

    BKBassist Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Singlecut in Queens NYC. Doing some very solid takes on common styles, saw their upcoming releases and it's gonna get wild.
  37. VladTepes

    VladTepes Initiate (156) Oct 18, 2012 Finland

    IMO many mentioned are actually totally overrated, as Southern Tier just above.

    I am agree, that Victory is very good brewery, don't actually know how hyped it is in States.
  38. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    I'll go with Unibroue. They make some world class stuff but, at least in my area, even people who are really in to beer in general and Belgian style beers in particular either overlook them or aren't aware of them.
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  39. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

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  40. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    and Smuttynose
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