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(Huffington Post)   Eight underrated "beer cities." Mmm... cities of beer   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 44
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2014-05-06 08:46:47 PM  
Bend, OR?  Or maybe it has arrived.
 
2014-05-06 08:48:10 PM  
This is the thread where every beer snob with a Fark account will post how the way overpriced pilsner pisswater brewed at some obscure brewery in the hippest quarter of their town brews the BEST PILSNER PISSWATER EVAR!!!

I say whatever beer you favor is the BEST EVAR to you and good on you.  Make mine Buttweiser.
 
2014-05-06 08:50:10 PM  
Cape Town?  Do the beer tours come with armed guards?
 
2014-05-06 08:51:14 PM  
I'd say Cleveland, but then that would require people to travel there, and that kind of nullifies the point.
 
2014-05-06 08:58:49 PM  
San Diego is an underrated beer city in the same way that Mike Trout is an underrated baseball player.
 
2014-05-06 09:00:27 PM  
If you are in the neckbeard trimmer business, you need to move to one of these places pronto.
 
2014-05-06 09:07:56 PM  
Too bad there's a direct correlation between the amount of craft beer culture in a city and the amount of pretentious hipster douchebags.

/are hipsters a past fad yet?
 
2014-05-06 09:10:24 PM  

lilplatinum: If you are in the neckbeard trimmer business, you need to move to one of these places pronto.


Boo.
 
2014-05-06 09:13:21 PM  
San Diego? Because clearly people who enjoy craft brews aren't blatantly aware of piles of breweries in that town. Stupid entry for their list.
 
2014-05-06 09:15:01 PM  
No Asheville, NC?  It has the most microbreweries per capita in the country.  Or so I've been told.  Some are even good.

BlippityBleep: Too bad there's a direct correlation between the amount of craft beer culture in a city and the amount of pretentious hipster douchebags.

/are hipsters a past fad yet?


If you drink enough, drum circles become slightly less inane.  I had to move away when I found myself seriously considering purchasing bongos though.
 
2014-05-06 09:15:57 PM  
Please. The best beer doesn't come from towns. Anyone who thinks that has obviously never tried "Carnybrau." It's brewed in discarded fish fryers by tilt-a-whirl operators with six teeth, twelve toes, and four warrants. You've probably never heard of it.
 
2014-05-06 09:22:22 PM  
They forgot Saint Louis.

And Milwaukee.
 
2014-05-06 09:24:15 PM  

Prey4reign: This is the thread where every beer snob with a Fark account will post how the way overpriced pilsner pisswater brewed at some obscure brewery in the hippest quarter of their town brews the BEST PILSNER PISSWATER EVAR!!!

I say whatever beer you favor is the BEST EVAR to you and good on you.  Make mine Buttweiser.


Funny story, I stopped at a Fridays about a week ago just to grab an appetizer and a beer.

I'd been working all day (new subfloor in house, 20 sheets 3/4 plywood), so I just wanted something light and domestic like an MGD or a Budweiser.

ask what they have on Draft, and they name every great lakes brewery, 5 different IPAs, and the typical "fancy" beers like new castle, blue moon, etc.

"Miller?" "Yeah, lite!".

"No, Budweiser?" "Bottle only, but we have light!"

"Coors?" "Light!"

"Just bring me a Budweiser and a cold glass."

Sometimes you just want a domestic draft.
 
2014-05-06 09:25:17 PM  
I was just glad they mentioned Lucky Bucket which really is some damn fine beer
 
2014-05-06 09:25:31 PM  
Oklahoma City has some fine IPAs (http://coopaleworks.com/, http://roughtailbeer.com/), as does Manhattan, Kansas (http://www.tallgrassbeer.com/).
 
2014-05-06 09:28:58 PM  

BigLuca: No Asheville, NC? It has the most microbreweries per capita in the country. Or so I've been told. Some are even good.


I was there a few weeks ago and was surprised at how many brewpubs there were. Tried a couple and they were obviously going for the weird factor. "This brew was dreamed up in a staff contest and contains chocolate and oranges". Not so strong on the ales or stouts, though.
 
2014-05-06 09:43:23 PM  
Hey! I didn't even have to say that the list was missing Bell's Beer of Kalamazoo, Michigan... because it's actually on the list! :D
 
2014-05-06 09:58:35 PM  
I can add Minneapolis, MN (Surly), St Paul, MN (Summit), New Glarus, WI (New Glarus), New Ulm, MN (Grain Belt, Schell's).

St Paul's Lowertown is the Hipster Capital of the US and MInneapolis' Uptown is not far behind.
 
2014-05-06 09:59:32 PM  

whatshisname: BigLuca: No Asheville, NC? It has the most microbreweries per capita in the country. Or so I've been told. Some are even good.

I was there a few weeks ago and was surprised at how many brewpubs there were. Tried a couple and they were obviously going for the weird factor. "This brew was dreamed up in a staff contest and contains chocolate and oranges". Not so strong on the ales or stouts, though.


yep, lots of beer in ashville, abd they are located withen a few blocks of each other and they are all pretty much the same, and they are all trying to out weird each other.
And it is rapidly becoming the general theme of the latest craft beer beer push in the country, much as it was back in the late 90's when that bubble popped.. a shiatload of little breweries, all of them making.. mediocre at best beer, all of it relying on funny names and funny concepts.

while the drinking public is more educated now then it was then. if you arent making a quality product, and you cant back it up, you will soon fail as a buisness.
 
2014-05-06 10:03:59 PM  
They're probably right that Chicago doesn't have any decent beer, especially when you consider within an hour's drive you can also hit Two Brothers and Three Floyds. Make a drive of it and hit Lake Mills and New Glarus
 
2014-05-06 10:06:48 PM  

whatshisname: BigLuca: No Asheville, NC? It has the most microbreweries per capita in the country. Or so I've been told. Some are even good.

I was there a few weeks ago and was surprised at how many brewpubs there were. Tried a couple and they were obviously going for the weird factor. "This brew was dreamed up in a staff contest and contains chocolate and oranges". Not so strong on the ales or stouts, though.


yep, you have to get past all the "WE'RE SO ALTERNATIVE!" crap, but there are gems to be found.  The Thirsty Monk and The Wedge usually have good stuff.
 
2014-05-06 10:35:42 PM  
"Underrated" for a reason.
 
2014-05-06 10:42:05 PM  
Fort Collins, Colorado strangely absent.
 
2014-05-06 10:44:22 PM  

NathanAllen: They're probably right that Chicago doesn't have any decent beer, especially when you consider within an hour's drive you can also hit Two Brothers and Three Floyds. Make a drive of it and hit Lake Mills and New Glarus


  Goose Island  .
 
2014-05-06 11:14:04 PM  

undflickertail: I can add Minneapolis, MN (Surly), St Paul, MN (Summit), New Glarus, WI (New Glarus), New Ulm, MN (Grain Belt, Schell's).

St Paul's Lowertown is the Hipster Capital of the US and MInneapolis' Uptown is not far behind.


Whatever you do, don't listen to undflickertail. There is no good beer here. You should all stay in your towns. The beer where you live is as good as it gets, and there is no need to visit the Twin Cities or outstate MN or WI for a better beer experience.

Please leave us alone to cry in our mediocre beers.
 
2014-05-06 11:48:02 PM  

RY28: NathanAllen: They're probably right that Chicago doesn't have any decent beer, especially when you consider within an hour's drive you can also hit Two Brothers and Three Floyds. Make a drive of it and hit Lake Mills and New Glarus

  Goose Island  .


Anheuser.
 
2014-05-06 11:49:55 PM  

axeeugene: undflickertail: I can add Minneapolis, MN (Surly), St Paul, MN (Summit), New Glarus, WI (New Glarus), New Ulm, MN (Grain Belt, Schell's).

St Paul's Lowertown is the Hipster Capital of the US and MInneapolis' Uptown is not far behind.

Whatever you do, don't listen to undflickertail. There is no good beer here. You should all stay in your towns. The beer where you live is as good as it gets, and there is no need to visit the Twin Cities or outstate MN or WI for a better beer experience.

Please leave us alone to cry in our mediocre beers.


Yes, leave us to our boring ol' Midwestern fizz water...nothing to see here, nope, nosiree...
 
2014-05-06 11:50:03 PM  
So spoiled living in San Diego...seriously...spoiled as hell.

/working on label art for a new brewery that features a former brewer from Stone as their head brewer
//Will brag like hell here when it hits market (only on tap now)
///it's farking DELICIOUS
 
2014-05-06 11:52:15 PM  

BlackMtnMan: Fort Collins, Colorado strangely absent.


Fort Beer isn't underated by any means.

\enjoying a fresh, delicious Tropic King right now
 
2014-05-07 12:12:07 AM  
Pffft.  I used to live in an underrated beer town.  Then we graduated to hard liquor.

Dry Fly FTW.
 
2014-05-07 12:28:55 AM  

SubBass49: So spoiled living in San Diego...seriously...spoiled as hell.

/working on label art for a new brewery that features a former brewer from Stone as their head brewer
//Will brag like hell here when it hits market (only on tap now)
///it's farking DELICIOUS


On tap where in SD?  I don't want to take your word for it that it's great... I need to judge myself.
 
2014-05-07 12:40:09 AM  
No Brewdog in Edinburgh?  List is incomplete.
 
2014-05-07 01:08:42 AM  

boozehat: SubBass49: So spoiled living in San Diego...seriously...spoiled as hell.

/working on label art for a new brewery that features a former brewer from Stone as their head brewer
//Will brag like hell here when it hits market (only on tap now)
///it's farking DELICIOUS

On tap where in SD?  I don't want to take your word for it that it's great... I need to judge myself.


Try Main Tap in El Cajon or URBN Pizza in North Park  I think Bar Basic has it too...
 
2014-05-07 01:20:10 AM  

Thingster: Prey4reign: This is the thread where every beer snob with a Fark account will post how the way overpriced pilsner pisswater brewed at some obscure brewery in the hippest quarter of their town brews the BEST PILSNER PISSWATER EVAR!!!

I say whatever beer you favor is the BEST EVAR to you and good on you.  Make mine Buttweiser.

Funny story, I stopped at a Fridays about a week ago just to grab an appetizer and a beer.

I'd been working all day (new subfloor in house, 20 sheets 3/4 plywood), so I just wanted something light and domestic like an MGD or a Budweiser.

ask what they have on Draft, and they name every great lakes brewery, 5 different IPAs, and the typical "fancy" beers like new castle, blue moon, etc.

"Miller?" "Yeah, lite!".

"No, Budweiser?" "Bottle only, but we have light!"

"Coors?" "Light!"

"Just bring me a Budweiser and a cold glass."

Sometimes you just want a domestic draft.


No, no I don't. I'll always take a microbrew.

/girl that drinks beer
 
2014-05-07 02:30:09 AM  
Cincinnati? Louisville?
 
2014-05-07 02:55:14 AM  
Kalamazoo is a miserable shiathole.
 
2014-05-07 07:47:42 AM  
Came for Kalamazoo, leaving satisfied. There's a bunch of good beers in the area there, of course most notably Bells. And they have  http://kalamazoobeerexchange.com/ which is a flat out awesome place to hang out and drink good beers, sometimes for cheap if there's a "market crash"
 
2014-05-07 08:18:01 AM  

Unicron74: Came for Kalamazoo, leaving satisfied. There's a bunch of good beers in the area there, of course most notably Bells. And they have  http://kalamazoobeerexchange.com/ which is a flat out awesome place to hang out and drink good beers, sometimes for cheap if there's a "market crash"



Did you not read my carefully thought out post right before yours?

Kalamazoo sucks. I should know. I live there.

The Beer Exchange is lame, and the secret ingredient in Bell's is monkey semen.
 
2014-05-07 10:40:12 AM  

Urinal Cake Mix: No, no I don't. I'll always take a microbrew.

/girl that drinks beer


I think one of the problems is that quite a few microbreweries try to make the "biggest, baddest beer ever" and some of the lawnmower type beers get overlooked.  Every brewery should aim to make a nice blonde, kolsch, California common, cream ale, etc.  Problem is that the handles that make it to the local bars are the "biggest, baddest beer ever" types and I can see why someone would opt for a Bud instead.  I wouldn't, but I can understand it.  Of course when there is a limited selection, I tend to go with Newcastle.

//csb time.. back when I was starting to drink beer, we had an ahead of it's time brewpub place (mid 90s) and they had some decent beer.  I'm sure I would like it even better now, but it's gone so it doesn't matter.  Anyhow, they used to ring a bell and make a huge thing when someone ordered a Coors Light instead of one of their beers from the bar.
 
2014-05-07 11:53:44 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Kalamazoo is a miserable shiathole.



Hence all the beer.
 
2014-05-07 11:58:31 AM  

ladodger34: I think one of the problems is that quite a few microbreweries try to make the "biggest, baddest beer ever" and some of the lawnmower type beers get overlooked.  Every brewery should aim to make a nice blonde, kolsch, California common, cream ale, etc.  Problem is that the handles that make it to the local bars are the "biggest, baddest beer ever" types and I can see why someone would opt for a Bud instead.  I wouldn't, but I can understand it.  Of course when there is a limited selection, I tend to go with Newcastle.


Yeah, in some of the more neckbeardy parts of brooklyn its almost impossible to find a beer under 7% ABV.
 
2014-05-07 12:14:26 PM  
St. Louis used to have AB and Schlafly, and there was O'Fallon, which was in the metro area, at least. In the last five or ten years, though, I can think of at least half a dozen other microbreweries that have opened up in the greater metro area. Trailhead, Urban Chestnut, Simple Life, 4 Hands, Square One, Augusta, and Cathedral Square, just off the top of my head, are all pretty good. 4 Hands, Simple Life, and Urban Chestnut, especially, are all top notch. Schlafly's Tap Room is a must see in St. Louis.
 
2014-05-07 04:02:21 PM  

gutter_ca/fl: RY28: NathanAllen: They're probably right that Chicago doesn't have any decent beer, especially when you consider within an hour's drive you can also hit Two Brothers and Three Floyds. Make a drive of it and hit Lake Mills and New Glarus

  Goose Island  .

Anheuser


Still made in Chicago....mostly,,right ?
 
kth
2014-05-07 08:14:06 PM  
I'm happy in KC.

Boulevard in town, Free State only 20 miles away.

There is very little I like better than a Tank 7 on a summer night. Except maybe a Free State Ad Astra.
 
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