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Old 04-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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deschutes is my fav brewery by far. everything i've tried from them is good

kona isn't bad either, though the only ones i really like from them are fire rock and big wave

so basically this article is saying craft brew popularity is on the rise. doesn't surprise me, it's usually a superior product if you're willing to pay a couple bucks more. i for one am willing to pay for better quality
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Some of my favorite craft brews:

Tröegs Nugget Nectar
Tröegs Javahead
Heavy Seas Black Cannon
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Spring House Brewing Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
Spring House Brewing Smoked Porter
South County Brewing Black Cowgirl
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Founders Red's Rye PA
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Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Stout
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
Shipyard Pumpkinhead
Full Sail LTD Pale Bock
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I don't know if beer snobs consider the Sam Adams Seasonals as craft brews, but they are pretty much all I drink. I do wish they had Octoberfest year-round, though.
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I don't know if beer snobs consider the Sam Adams Seasonals as craft brews, but they are pretty much all I drink. I do wish they had Octoberfest year-round, though.
It's borderline as to whether they could be considered craft brews considering their mass production and distribution, but I really like Sam Adams beers. If I go out to a restaurant and no other craft grew strikes my fancy, and they have a nice Sam Adams of any kind, I will usually order one. I have a few of their Irish Reds in my fridge right now.

I can't say I can remember not liking a Sams that I've tried other than their triple bock. Of course, it's been a long time since I had a triple bock and my tastes have evolved a bit so I may like it now if I tried one.
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It's borderline as to whether they could be considered craft brews considering their mass production and distribution, but I really like Sam Adams beers. If I go out to a restaurant and no other craft grew strikes my fancy, and they have a nice Sam Adams of any kind, I will usually order one. I have a few of their Irish Reds in my fridge right now.

I can't say I can remember not liking a Sams that I've tried other than their triple bock. Of course, it's been a long time since I had a triple bock and my tastes have evolved a bit so I may like it now if I tried one.
The odd thing is, I don't like regular Sam Adams... just the seasonals.
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The odd thing is, I don't like regular Sam Adams... just the seasonals.
Have you tried any of their other stuff like the Irish Red, Latitude 48 IPA, Cream Stout, Nobile Pils, Chocolate Bock, Scotch Ale, Honey Porter, or Double Bock? These are all ones I like.

I used to really like their Cranberry Lambic as well when it was in it's early limited stages of release. It seemed like when they decided to produce it in greater quantities that it became too sweet, but I still think it's OK. I just can't drink a lot of them now.
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Have you tried any of their other stuff like the Irish Red, Latitude 48 IPA, Cream Stout, Nobile Pils, Chocolate Bock, Scotch Ale, Honey Porter, or Double Bock? These are all ones I like.

I used to really like their Cranberry Lambic as well when it was in it's early limited stages of release. It seemed like when they decided to produce it in greater quantities that it became too sweet, but I still think it's OK. I just can't drink a lot of them now.
I haven't... however the sampler pack that has a bunch of those in it does call my name every once in a while. I may have to respond to her sweet, sensual voice and pick up a 12 pack.
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I haven't... however the sampler pack that has a bunch of those in it does call my name every once in a while. I may have to respond to her sweet, sensual voice and pick up a 12 pack.
Definitely pick up some Chocolate Bock if you see it. It's great stuff.
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I don't know if beer snobs consider the Sam Adams Seasonals as craft brews, but they are pretty much all I drink. I do wish they had Octoberfest year-round, though.
Sam Adams appears to have a strategy of marketing some brews year round (Boston Lager, Light, a few IPAs), some seasonal beers each season (Octoberfest/Summer Ale), and some beers that only show up once in the seasonal 12 packs which have 2 bottles each of six beers. It is a way to keep us buying Sam Adams if we get tired of their flagship brews.

I drink Sam Adams regularly but some of the brews included in the recent seasonal 12 packs have not been great. But there certainly are alternatives - the number of craft beers available in grocery stores is stunning. Sweetwater is an Atlanta brewery that is starting to show up elsewhere in the South. I have developed a taste for their 420 and IPA brews.

I also have started to buy growlers.
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Sam Adams appears to have a strategy of marketing some brews year round (Boston Lager, Light, a few IPAs), some seasonal beers each season (Octoberfest/Summer Ale), and some beers that only show up once in the seasonal 12 packs which have 2 bottles each of six beers. It is a way to keep us buying Sam Adams if we get tired of their flagship brews.

I drink Sam Adams regularly but some of the brews included in the recent seasonal 12 packs have not been great. But there certainly are alternatives - the number of craft beers available in grocery stores is stunning. Sweetwater is an Atlanta brewery that is starting to show up elsewhere in the South. I have developed a taste for their 420 and IPA brews.

I also have started to buy growlers.
It's almost as if Sam Adams is a hybrid brewery that has a mass production domestic side and a craft brew micro-brewing side of the business. They have their normal year-round beers that are found in wide distribution and they also have seasonals, limited releases, barrel room collections, brewmasters collections, and small batch brews.

I think Sam Adams Brewing falls somewhere between a large domestic brewer and a craft brewery catering to both sides of the beer lover community.
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