I've had great beers at all the Raleigh area breweries so I didn't think twice about buying tickets to a wing festival at Roth Brewing a few weeks ago. The wings were okay but the beers, and I tried 3, were awful.
Their cinnamon porter had overwhelming hot fusels that gave the beer a cinnamon rubbing alcohol taste. The Raleigh Red, an amber, was bland and watery with zero hop flavor and aroma. The honey hefeweizen was drinkable but crystal clear with no hefeweizen characteristics.
I felt bad for all the hipsters drinking these beers and trying to act like the beers were great.
I have to second this. I had Roth's lineup at the CoHop Festival in Burlington last weekend. They were all terrible.
Shipyard apple head, It's nasty. Straight up nasty. Apple pie, apple cider, apple sauce all are great American institutions. Apple beer is gross dude. Seriously. I couldn't even drink it after I got good and drunk. Nasty.