Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #1001
HomebrewNate
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tampa, FLORIDA
Posts: 51
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

This may not be the worst craft beer, but maybe the most disappointing:

Almost everything by Sea Dog brewery

They recently opened a brewery in the Tampa Bay area and I went to enjoy a couple flights, excited to try it off the tap and something other than the Blueberry ale... other than their hazelnut porter and monkey fist (which was ok), everything else was very mediocre at best.

On another note, as craft brews grow in popularity I believe that Sea Dog falls in the category of craft brewers that have sold out. It's sad to see, but I feel like many start relying on marketing rather than the quality and "word of mouth" aspect of their products.

__________________
HomebrewNate is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #1002
gometz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 725
Liked 99 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whsoj View Post
Ill hold you to that when I go to NOLA in the fall. Could have been that over processed water they have out there. I like my NC mountain creek water. But ill try it again and ill use your parking trick thanks for the tip!
Not promising you all too much, but the ones I've had were drinkable.

Then again my girlfriend has been pointing out to me that sometimes I am too nice to beers. For instance last night I tried what she was drinking and nearly wanted to spit it out. Before telling me what it was she had me try it again and asked me what I thought it was. It was Stella, a beer I considered a decent drinking beer if nothing good was available.
__________________
gometz is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 11:37 PM   #1003
Kealia
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: US
Posts: 514
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gometz View Post
I just remember it being boring and falling flat. Like they only added hops at the beginning of the boil.
I wonder if you got a bad or old bottle. They are in my neck of the woods and I consider this to be a great beer. If not, to each their own of course.

(In regards to Lagunitas IPA)
__________________
Kealia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2013, 11:26 PM   #1004
Skeptidelphian
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 225
Liked 53 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

I just had to toss some Anchor Summer Beer. Tasted awful, a tad skunky and generally oxidized. And it was a fresh bottle.

__________________
Quaker City Brewing Co.
Primary: Empty
Aging: Empty
Conditioning: Nothing
On Tap: Brewerytown Bitter
In the Works: Poplar St. Pale Ale, Boathouse Brown Ale, Philadelphia Porter
Skeptidelphian is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #1005
fizgig
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fizgig's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 431
Liked 37 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

Anchors bock is really off balanced and not good as well. They've really had some duds lately.

__________________
fizgig is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #1006
wisconsinitebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: , Germantown, WI
Posts: 30
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D_Nyholm View Post
I do think I want to try one though. It may suck, but at least I know. I think that is also the lure of the maple bacon beer too that basically tops this list!
Thats what sucked me in to try the maple bacon last night. Thought i was getting a deal from the bar, took one sip, and realized why it was so cheap...man o man, that was something...
__________________
wisconsinitebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #1007
gometz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 725
Liked 99 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

Just saw Goose Island at Kroger yesterday, but considering what everyone has been saying I think I might be careful.

Got some Alaskan Amber Ale though (supposedly Alt-style), not sure what to think of it. Very strong apple flavor, but in a clean way.

__________________
gometz is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #1008
Swarley88
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chaska, Minnesota
Posts: 1,572
Liked 609 Times on 375 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gometz View Post
Just saw Goose Island at Kroger yesterday, but considering what everyone has been saying I think I might be careful.

Got some Alaskan Amber Ale though (supposedly Alt-style), not sure what to think of it. Very strong apple flavor, but in a clean way.
They for sure aren't the worst craft brew. Them being owned by AnBev throws everyone against them for some reason. In my eyes they just have a better distribution now and kicks money upstairs to the big guy. Now they aren't amazing, blow your mind out of your head beer, but definitely not bad. Check em out, and judge them on the quality of the brew and not who they are partially owned by. Founders is owned by em partially, are their beers bad? There are tons of awesome craft beers owned by them. The Belgian addition like Sophie and Pepe Nero are some good stuff. The IPA is alright. Not a fan of 312 but if you like wheats you'll like it.
__________________
Swarley88 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #1009
Herky21
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Herky21's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 283
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swarley88 View Post
They for sure aren't the worst craft brew. Them being owned by AnBev throws everyone against them for some reason. In my eyes they just have a better distribution now and kicks money upstairs to the big guy. Now they aren't amazing, blow your mind out of your head beer, but definitely not bad. Check em out, and judge them on the quality of the brew and not who they are partially owned by. Founders is owned by em partially, are their beers bad? There are tons of awesome craft beers owned by them. The Belgian addition like Sophie and Pepe Nero are some good stuff. The IPA is alright. Not a fan of 312 but if you like wheats you'll like it.
I agree that GI is good, and I'd argue great, especially if you try their Belgians. Also, I'd say most of the world considers Bourbon County beers to be world class (Stout, King Henry). They are blow your mind beers.

AND why do you think Founder's is owned partially by AB-inbev? I've never heard that and can't find it online??
__________________
On hand or fermenting


IPA
Kolsch
Oud Bruin
Coffee IPA
Cream Ale
Mexican Stout in BB
Herky21 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #1010
diodeart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: minneapolis, minnesota
Posts: 119
Liked 35 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nateburn View Post
I second that first beer I dumped
I just opened this last night. A little challanging but not quite worth pouring.
__________________
diodeart is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worst Commercial Beer You've Ever Had? MeatyPortion General Beer Discussion 2004 11-22-2014 12:12 AM
My worst brew day so far. B33R General Beer Discussion 19 01-10-2014 11:29 PM
How do craft/commercial brewers get their beers in stores so fast. scoundrel General Beer Discussion 36 01-08-2014 10:24 PM
Commercial Craft beer:A pint is not a pint... OldWorld General Beer Discussion 6 05-28-2012 02:46 AM
Best / worst commercial beer labels and brewery logos Scooby_Brew General Beer Discussion 26 02-17-2012 09:44 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS