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Old 07-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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Is it really that good?

It seams like it no guarantee of good beer.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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No, it is not really that good. Some brewpubs are excellent with both great beer and good food, but for the most part both the beer and the food are subpar (there is one I have been to in NH where the beer literally tastes like they brewed it with salt water).

I think for people who typically drink BMC or some of the larger "micros" like Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams, they are a good thing as it opens them up to trying different things; for us EACs, not so much as we make better beer in our kitchens.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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Shot who in the what now? what "whole brewpub things" are you talking about?

Who ever said they were a guarantee of good beer? They're just a brew-on-premises operation. Like standalone breweries, some are good, some are bad.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:32 PM   #4
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I have 1 great brewpub and 1 OK brewpub just down the street, the great one has beers that I'm still working on cloning, very awesome stuff, has a beer club, brewery tours etc. Some I guess can be sucky, but around here it is great. I really love beer on tap rather than out of bottles if I can (as a general rule) maybe I'm just imagining it tastes better though

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:33 PM   #5
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:35 PM   #6
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What I love about the idea of a brewpub (one that actually brews on premises) is that it brings beer closer to the consumer. It's not travelling halfway across the country to get to the restaurant, it's local. All things being equal, beer ought to be consumed close to where it was brewed. That's the tradition, right? That's the ideal?

Is it a guarantee of quality? Of course not, it all comes down to execution; but I love the very nature of what a good local brewpub represents.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:46 PM   #7
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I'm pretty happy that Vermont Pub & Brewery and The Alchemist are in existence

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Yeah, I'm in a beer snobs club and once a month we go to a different brewpub in the detroit area....and they are hit or miss pretty much. Some are Stellar like Dragonmead, and some suck, but think their sh@# doesn't stink because they are in a hip suburb full of trendy people like Woodward Avenue Brewers...

We went to one a couple months back that their beer tasted like soda pop...there wasn't one decent beer in the bunch (the sad thing is that they have the best pizza I ever had...but I wouldn't go there for pizza and beer.)

I was complaining about that place to one of the guys at my LHBS, it turns out that they hired him to come up with the beer recipes there when they first opened, and he did, and everything was fine for a couple months, but he said they changed his recipes or somethig and their beers suck now.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:59 PM   #9
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I'd kill for a brewpub in-town. Even a garbage brewpub with stank beer! It would still be better than a pint of BMC.

Although Dogfish Head is only an hour away from me and that is a very good brewpub, it's still an hour away (it's a longer drive after a few).

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:02 PM   #10
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We have 3 and I would rather drink Budweiser than most of them.

Everytime I try them I get hit with diacetyl or DMS and to add insult to that all BOP are limited to 3.2abw here. You'd think that would make for some good brewers but it doesn't.

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