What brewery haven't you had a bad beer from?

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  1. JakerLou

    JakerLou Savant (940) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Gonna have to go with Weihenstephaner. They're all good, real good... And relatively cheap.
     
  2. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Initiate (74) Jan 16, 2011 Nevada
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  3. LeperJim

    LeperJim Champion (850) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio
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    AleSmith ~ What an amazing line up of huge ales.
    Then Founders, Ommegang, Green Flash, Lagunitas come to mind next...
     
  4. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (503) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    I feel like Founders has the best lineup, only one I find to be average is the DH Pale Ale

    Great Lakes is a close second (none of there beers are mind blowing, yet all very good and consistent

    I do however admire that brewerys such as Stone, Dogfish, and 3F's will experiment, some are misses though.


    Then you have breweries like Bells who pumps out a lot of different styles, which makes it hard to have them all good.
     
  5. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,395) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    I haven't ... and now I'm not going to. Don't want to ruin SN's perfect record for me.

    ... and I left off Stone. So far so good on the big hoppy side for me; just 3 for 3, but i've got an imperial russian stout bomber in the fridge waiting for tonight's Tony Stewart celebration when I get off work, and Stone surely will improve to 4 for 4 for me.
     
  6. beerassociate

    beerassociate Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2011 New Jersey

    Uinta Brewing Co. Never had a bad beer from them ever
     
  7. MacQ32

    MacQ32 Meyvn (1,188) Mar 5, 2010 South Carolina
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    COAST, Smuttynose, Founders, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Stone and Ballast Point come to mind immediatly
     
  8. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    I would like to say 3 Floyds but A couple have underwhelmed me. Their Zeszeszes saison and their Oktoberfest were not good IMHO. However I have tried about 25 3floyds beers so their doing very well in my book.
     
  9. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    I've had some issues with Dogfish and others at festivals and similar events, but the key is what goes in the bottle/keg. Experimentation is fine and sometimes you get crap, but if you bottle and sell that crap, don't blame experimentation. The fact that they sell stuff that's underwhelming and harming the brand means that someone at the brewery likes it enough to hope that it will sell. Some sell on the promise that's in question in this thread. Once bitten, some drinkers may become more careful the next time.

    That gets into the second issue. Lots of different styles is not a bad thing. They are going for a wider audience/drinkership. The question that I tried to address is "Do they make each style well?" If they do, it's hard to hold it against them just because you don't like a particular style. Victory makes Pils. I went through a Pilsener phase (most of it in college), but have long moved on. Yet, I tried it and I liked it. In fact, it's a bit of a cross-over, considering the hoppiness, taking it half-way to IPL. It's good IMO but not something I would choose to drink, given other options. But that does not mean that it detracts from the lineup.
     
  10. teal

    teal Initiate (65) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    Tallgrass and Founders
     
  11. douginromeo

    douginromeo Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Michigan
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    What he said about Founder's and Bell's!
     
  12. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,276) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    Hill Farmstead
    Kane
    Firestone Walker
    Stone
    Founders (edit. Frangelic Mt. Brown ALMOST made them miss the list, but it wasn't BAD, just not excellent)
    Six Point...

    Probably more, but those jump right out at me.
     
  13. Jake351

    Jake351 Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Ommegang, Founders, Sierra Nevada, Clown Shoes, in no particular order...
     
  14. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    Farm Hillstead. Or is it Hill Farmstead, or some such. Little outfit out of Vermont.

    Anyone ever hear of them?
     
  15. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (4,184) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    White Birch of New Hampshire. Also I have been impressed with Candia Road Brewing, also of New Hampshire.
     
  16. mitch3114

    mitch3114 Devotee (418) Feb 20, 2012 New York

    I would have said Sierra Nevada until yesterday and I tried their summerfest... it tasted like a Heineken. I was up at a friends camp doing work all weekend and wanted something light and refreshing and that was not at all what I got...to be fair, I just may not like the style (Czech Pilsner)
     
  17. Bobheed

    Bobheed Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Texas

    Firestone Walker
    Russian River
    Founders
    Weihenstephaner
    Jester King
    Rochefort
    Green Flash
    Cigar City
     
  18. iCabaLLero

    iCabaLLero Aspirant (226) Mar 26, 2013 Georgia

    Ha ha A wise man once said every brewery makes at least one bad beer,

    Maybe I haven't had enough beer, but I would say harpoon is an all around great brewery and I love there stuff.
    I would say dogfish but then I had there Sah tea
     
  19. BrainFreez

    BrainFreez Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2013 Delaware

    Sierra Nevada tops the list - then Brooklyn Brewery
     
  20. sethmc01

    sethmc01 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Wisconsin

    Founders, without a doubt.
     
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  21. jwps214

    jwps214 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby is my new favorite brewery! Never had an Allagash I didn't like.... Peak Organic always surprises me, but I guess it shouldn't at this point. Oscar Blues with the exception of the pilsner.... It's ok but it always seems to be out of code in MA.
     
  22. BrainFreez

    BrainFreez Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2013 Delaware

    Sierra Nevada by far, and then Brooklyn Brewery.
     
  23. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    de Garde, best new Oregon brewery. Just nailing everything he does, from the delicious 2.1% session berlinerweisse, Bu Weisse to the 11.7% wild belgian strong dark ale, Loak and everything in between.
    The microflora in Tilamook are doing all kinds of great things to the recipes de Garde has concocted.
     
  24. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Alabama

    From the Deep South:

    Straight to Ale

    Their entire lineup is golden to me, with the exception of Lily Flagg Milk Stout only being okay, but definitely not bad. Look for Straight to Ale to become a hot commodity soon.
     
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  25. Fargrow

    Fargrow Zealot (573) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan
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    New Glarus and New Belgium.
     
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  26. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    Boneyard
     
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  27. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Devotee (425) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    Ballast Point never sises to amaze! They produce tasty, flavor beers that are not harsh or hard to drink! Simply awesome brewery! A+
     
  28. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Devotee (425) Jun 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    I had the same problem with that beer!
     
  29. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    I haven't had a bad brew from Founders and I've had a lot of their brews.
     
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  30. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,274) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Heller Trum.
    Mahrs.
    Le Cumbra (only tried 3, which were very good)
    Trumer :slight_smile:
     
  31. Purp1eOne

    Purp1eOne Devotee (475) Oct 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Founders, this brewery hardly does anything wrong that I have drank so far. Even the Every Day IPA is a very good beer. My fridge will always have a Founder in it.
     
  32. spedprof

    spedprof Disciple (354) Dec 13, 2011 West Virginia

    Sierra Nevada
    Founders
     
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  33. Nadlerjordan

    Nadlerjordan Initiate (175) Oct 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Kane
    New England Brewing Co.
    Founders
     
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  34. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,072) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    That pale ale from Founders really prevents me from agreeing with everyone. A poor beer IMO.

    There are really too many breweries for me to list...I could at least start with all the trappist breweries (except for Engelszell only because I haven't tried it yet)

    The thing is, I can easily think of breweries that qualify here because they make dependable beer of consistent quality across the board, but that doesn't mean they're constantly wowing me either.
     
  35. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Hill Farmstead. I've had about 20 beers from them and none bad. Cantillon, go figure. Just the ones that pop into my head right away.
     
  36. apants007

    apants007 Initiate (60) May 31, 2013 New York

    ommegang
    stone
    franziskaner
    geary
    st peters

    there are a few I like everything but the signature beer...
    victory(don't care for the pilz but love the rest)
    sierra nevada (the pale ale isn't my bag but the rest are great)
     
  37. Crymopipe494

    Crymopipe494 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Ohio

    I agree on the Summer Ale
     
  38. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I would say Great Divide, but I hate their 19th Anniversary Ale this past weekend at Magic City Brewfest and it just wasn't good at all.
     
  39. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,086) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Firestone Walker
    Founders
    Sierra Nevada
     
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  40. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abby, Sierra Nevada, harpoon, lost abbey, Allagash, and pretty things. And duvel. And ommegang! Also sixpoint
     
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