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Old 08-27-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default What's your least favorite micro brewery?

I think the worst I've ever had was Lancaster Brewing Company in Harrisburg PA. I tried a bunch of their beers on tab at the brewpub, but they all had the same off-flavor, couldn't quite place what it was. Was expecting much better...they suck.


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Old 08-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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That's a difficult one. Sam Adams hardly qualifies as a Microbrewery, otherwise it would take the top (or bottom?) spot for me. I like their Oktoberfest and the Cranberry Wit from the Longshot pack, but their other beers have generally disappointed me.

I'll probably have to go with Great Divide, although I reserve the right to change my opinion - when I had their beers, my palate was still tuned to the major imports, Koelsch and German Pilsners. I couldn't stand the Titan IPA (way too piney), and their Denver APA was one of the least interesting APAs I have had.

BJs beers are also pretty crappy for the most part.


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Old 08-27-2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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Sam Adams or Redhook. Had some Boston Lager last weekend and hardly managed to finish the glass. I'm using the rest of the 6-pack to fill my fruit fly traps, but I don't think the flies are even wanting it. The trap with the dregs from a bottle of my Arrogant Bastard clone is pulling in WAY more of the little buggers.
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I'm gonna go with Magic Hat, still haven't had a beer from them that I liked. Or Twisted Pine, same thing.
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Arbor Brewing.

I've not had a bottle that wasn't overcarbed or a gusher. Don't know why, everyone else on here seems to think they have excellent beer. *shrug*
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I'm gonna go with Magic Hat, still haven't had a beer from them that I liked. Or Twisted Pine, same thing.
+1 on Magic Hat - haven't had a beer from them that I like - I don't know why people love that stuff.

I'll disagree on the Red Hook - Thier IPA is pretty good
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+1 on Magic Hat - haven't had a beer from them that I like - I don't know why people love that stuff.

I'll disagree on the Red Hook - Thier IPA is pretty good
The Magic Hat #9 is OK - just OK, nothing specatucalr, but drinkable. I agree with the LongHammer IPA - for $10/12pk, you can't beat it
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I think the worst I've ever had was Lancaster Brewing Company in Harrisburg PA. I tried a bunch of their beers on tab at the brewpub, but they all had the same off-flavor, couldn't quite place what it was. Was expecting much better...they suck.
Have to say that the Lancaster Brewing Company actually in Lancaster, PA has some very nice brews on tap. I've sampled all 12 taps in an afternoon and didn't find a 'loser' among them. Most were fine and a couple....actually quite nice. I'm not sure you can say a place 'sucks' just from one visit.

Now, I was actually disappointed in the Bar Harbor Brewing Company in Acadia, Maine. I didn't care for their beers...but that's just me
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Locally, its Roots brewing for me. Everything is too hoppy and unbalanced. Too bitter. Nationally, probably Fish Brewing. Haven't had anything palatable from there, except once at a fest.


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