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Old 05-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #1001
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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.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #1002
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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.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #1003
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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)

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #1004
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I just had to toss some Anchor Summer Beer. Tasted awful, a tad skunky and generally oxidized. And it was a fresh bottle.

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:48 PM   #1005
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Anchors bock is really off balanced and not good as well. They've really had some duds lately.

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:11 AM   #1006
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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...

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #1007
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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.

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #1008
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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.

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #1009
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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??
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #1010
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I second that first beer I dumped
I just opened this last night. A little challanging but not quite worth pouring.

 
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