SVRDhand13 wrote:strilo wrote:I guess my issue with Sam Adams is that all of their beer just sucks. It's not much better than Bud, Coors or Miller.
The bigger Sam Adams gets, the more people that say this. I think they have some great beers and some that I will enevr touch again.
Agreed. Sam does have some great recipes, and some not so great. People don't realize that they brew so many different beers... and just drink the Boston Lager (which is still decent in my opinion).
Also, BTW, the craft brewers association (or whatever it's called), raised the limit this year on production for the definition of a "craft brewery" to something like 6,000,000 bbls a year... In the article that I read on it, this would mostly to accomodate breweries like Sierra Nevada, New Belguim, and Sam Adams, which were all due to exceed the current cap (which was 2,000,000 bbls/year) sometime in the next few years. The bottom line was that the brewers association felt that these breweries still supported the craft beer "culture" and "philosophies", and that people turning to them was/is a bridge to explore deeper into the craft brewing industry. (if i remember correctly Sam Calgonie (DFH) said this in his interview with BA about becoming head of the craft brewers association in 2012 or 2013)....
On a side note, when I went to go get a growler fill last night (which I filled with Buffalo Bayou 1836 Copper Ale), I got to have a 1/2 pint of Jester King Noble Pils on cask... it was delicious.