« on: April 25, 2013, 05:17:26 AM »
I would agree with what you said. Around the area I live there are a lot of breweries popping up and a lot of breweries that have been in business for a while. I haven't tried them all and the newer ones I have been to have been hit or miss. One day they have really tasty beer, the next day it's just, meh. Granted this is on the local side of things and I am not a pro brewer or have been brewing all that long (2 years) but my point it is seems like people make beer at home, their friends say it's good, because in all honesty, what friend wouldn't want free beer. And they jump into opening up a brewery. I have heard stories of people opening up small breweries, really small with no brewing experience because they feel that is where the money is at. People in my homebrew club keep saying that in the next few years they will be able to upgrade their systems for cheap. Which has me excited because then I will be able to buy their system for cheap.
As for non local beers I have had most have been good. I don't buy as much professionally brewed beer anymore since I make most of what I drink but I do go out and buy a six pack or two and a couple of bombers a month. Mainly to try out different styles or see something I have previously had and enjoyed.
While I do feel that most places make good beer. It's normally only one or two beers that are good while the rest are just decent. If it were up to me I would try to have all the beers I served recipes that I know I can repeat and that have up to par. Because I wouldn't want to serve someone something I didn't find enjoyable.