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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by inchrisin, Jun 1, 2013.
Great Lakes!! By far their sesonals are great and they just don't do anything bad!
North country brewing company
Copper Creek Brewing Co, Athens Georgia.
Surly and Russian River for me
Three Floyd's, Sam smiths, Cigar City, and Troegs all have killer lineups. Founders and bells have one or two I didn't like
Maine Beer Co., Hill Farmstead, Lawson's and Jack's Abbey
Aside from Sierra Nevada, which immediately jumped to mind, I would add Jack's Abby and Pretty Things.
Only considering breweries I've had multiple beers from...
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.
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.
Founders for sure
Russian River,Hill Farmstead,Sierra Nevada,Allagash
Surly, Russian River, Hill Farmstead, Upright, 3F, Founders
If they've made a bad one, I haven't had it yet.
Heller-Trum and Mystic are the only ones I can think of
No one who has tried Celia Saisson can say Alchemist with a straight face, no matter how good Heady is to them.
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...
I have, but unfortunately have never tried any of their brews. My aunt's boyfriend's favorite beer of all time is their Ann.
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).
For me I would say,
Great Lakes Brewing Company
May not all have been great beers, but nothing has been bad per say that have disappointed.
CIGAR CITY BREWING
I think any brewery where I have had 10+ of their beers, there is at least one I did not care for.
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..)
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
Cigar City and Great Divide. Lucky enough to have lived in FL for a bit, and even luckier to be in Denver now. Cheers!
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.
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).
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.
For Widmer and Schlafly, I can always safely pick up a seasonal/special release 6-pack and never be let down.
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).
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!!
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.