toweringpine wrote:Even if we don't care for their product, you gotta admit that the big guys have a real talent for making each and every bottle and keg exactly like every other one with no variation or gushers. If your first foray into craft was a Trafalgar, or any of the other beers that have been described here as drain pours, it would probably have been your last. You may not even realize if something was off, just that you didn't like it and go back to your tried and true.
Belgian wrote:The quality problem is often low quality or just mediocrity, just being 'OK but what's the actual point of this.' TONS of that in the USA, too if you go shelf hunting for random micro brews.
Brewers like Stone and even Sierra Nevada have a point, and have high quality. SN is awful big too. Dogfish Head got somewhat bigger, and ceased having a point not because of scale but because of embracing mediocrity.
Being a small brewer doesn't make your beer interesting or even that good, unfortunately.
-- saints_gambitWhat kind of schmuck cares about the visual quality of the graphics before worrying about what goes in the packaging?
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