I'm sure there are exceptions across the nation but the picos and nanos operating locally are simply terrible. Most of these folks are people who got the idea to open a brewery before they learned how to brew or some of them obviously learned to brew and their friends and family told them how great their beer was and that they should open a brewery. What's amazing to me is, in some instances here in the south some of the latter are actually thriving because craft beer is so new here a lot of people think "that's just the way it is supposed to taste". But as people tastes evolve I think even these places will begin to fail.
This is my biggest problem with craft brew. These days it is so hard to tell if that $10-$20 six pack will be good or a waste of money.
I have an app on my phone to try to help but it seems like almost every beer has a rating of 3-3.5 out of 5. Only a few stand out with high or low ratings.