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

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  1. Jewmagic151

    Jewmagic151 Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 Kansas

    Great Lakes!! By far their sesonals are great and they just don't do anything bad!
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  2. scm2787

    scm2787 Initiate (164) Oct 4, 2011 Texas
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    North country brewing company
  3. XsoldoutX

    XsoldoutX Devotee (477) Mar 23, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Copper Creek Brewing Co, Athens Georgia.
  4. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

  5. PerHops

    PerHops Devotee (469) Apr 5, 2011 California
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    Surly and Russian River for me
  6. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

  7. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Oskar Blues
  8. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    Three Floyd's, Sam smiths, Cigar City, and Troegs all have killer lineups. Founders and bells have one or two I didn't like
  9. nootch23

    nootch23 Aspirant (296) Mar 29, 2012 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co., Hill Farmstead, Lawson's and Jack's Abbey
  10. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (943) Mar 12, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Great Lakes
  11. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Aside from Sierra Nevada, which immediately jumped to mind, I would add Jack's Abby and Pretty Things.
  12. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Only considering breweries I've had multiple beers from...

    Russian River
    Heller-Trum (Schlenkerla)
    New Glarus
    Sierra Nevada

    Tempted to put Kuhnhenn on the list, too, if it weren't for Simcoe Silly. Even with that, considering how many beers I've had from them, they are probably deserving.
  13. dsmil

    dsmil Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2009 Maryland

    Sierra Nevada, Founders, and Sam Adams are the only breweries where I've had 5+ beers and none were bad. A lot of the Sam Adams' beers were pretty average but not bad.
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  14. mvdillman

    mvdillman Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Indiana
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    Founders for sure
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  15. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (435) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Oskar Blues
  16. gregory12

    gregory12 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2006 Connecticut

    Russian River,Hill Farmstead,Sierra Nevada,Allagash
  17. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Surly, Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Upright, 3F, Founders
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  18. MattXT

    MattXT Crusader (713) Nov 23, 2010 Virginia
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    Hill Farmstead
    Firestone Walker

    If they've made a bad one, I haven't had it yet.
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  19. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,131) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Heller-Trum and Mystic are the only ones I can think of
  20. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (184) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    No one who has tried Celia Saisson can say Alchemist with a straight face, no matter how good Heady is to them.
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  21. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    New Glarus
    Three Floyds
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  22. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    A lot of German breweries fit into this grouping, although many of them only have 3-5 offerings anyway.
    For American breweries, I'd probably go with Russian River, Dry Dock (discounting firkins not meant to be "good"), Three Floyds, New Glarus, and Great Divide...although their 19th Anniversary is walking a fine line...
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  23. stella77artois

    stella77artois Devotee (498) Nov 4, 2010 New York

    I have, but unfortunately have never tried any of their brews. My aunt's boyfriend's favorite beer of all time is their Ann.
  24. redsand22

    redsand22 Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

  25. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (441) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Sierra Nevada and Stone. BallastPoint would be on the list, but I have only tried three of their beers (Sulpin, Victory at Sea, and Serpent).
  26. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    For me I would say,
    Great Lakes Brewing Company
    Cigar City
    May not all have been great beers, but nothing has been bad per say that have disappointed.
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  27. Barronofbeers

    Barronofbeers Initiate (121) Dec 12, 2012 California

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  28. kodt

    kodt Zealot (505) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    I think any brewery where I have had 10+ of their beers, there is at least one I did not care for.
  29. MilkManX

    MilkManX Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Sierra Nevada. No one else comes close to the constant quality and low prices of good beer. Less is more sometimes.(I love you Sam Adams but calm down with all the crazy wits..)
  30. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Three Floyds, Boulevard, and Pipeworks all make consistently excellent beers. I am especially impressed with Pipeworks and their ability to churn out winner after winner. Haven't had a beer from any of these breweries that I didn't like
  31. pinnser

    pinnser Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 Colorado

    Cigar City and Great Divide. Lucky enough to have lived in FL for a bit, and even luckier to be in Denver now. Cheers!
  32. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (184) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    This. I honestly think every brewery has a miss or two. I love Stone, Jack's Abbey, and Slumbrew (to name a few offhand) but I have not liked some of their beers. Still would blindly try anything from them though. There's something to be said for creativity and taking chances as well. While I've never been let down by Maine Beer Co., I've also only had 2 of their beers so its not really fair to make any sweeping claims about their brewing prowess just yet.
  33. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    I'd probly say Sierra Nevada..even their reg. Stout & Porter's are pretty good, but not really what they are "known" for (in comparison to some of the more "flagship" beers they have).
  34. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Deschutes for me. And Toppling Goliath.

    I would have easily said New Glarus before Thumbprint Winter Warmer, so I guess they are really close with a ton of positives and only one strike. Surly was eliminated for me by Hell, which I think is terrible.
  35. gfiumara

    gfiumara Aspirant (249) Nov 11, 2007 Maryland
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    Widmer Bros

    For Widmer and Schlafly, I can always safely pick up a seasonal/special release 6-pack and never be let down.
  36. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    I don't have the time to catch up on 6 pages, but Ommegang for me. I haven't had them all, but all that I've had were excellent. I love me some Hennepin.

    This. I love everything else from Founders, but can't stand the All Day IPA (Centennial is great).
  37. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Well I wasn't impressed with the first beer which was their Cappuccino Stout but I was new to craft-beer then so I need to revisit that one!!
  38. mfl620ks

    mfl620ks Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Kansas

    Great Lakes
  39. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Meyvn (1,071) Jan 26, 2013 Ontario (Canada)
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  40. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (141) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    Can't agree with Coast, but Westbrook in Mt Pleasant SC rates very well for me. Their IPA tastes more west coast than east coast to me.
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