One thing I will say is that, if you have a new local brewery and they are producing decent - maybe not great, but decent - beer, cut them some slack. Maybe the clarity or carbonation is off. Maybe the consistency is different from batch to batch. Give them time to dial it in. It may take a couple years even.
I also agree with this. I have no problem drinking beer that is not exactly the same each time. The reason I asked the question though is that it is easily the most common issue I hear talked about in professional beer circles.
One very successful brewer whom many of you know once said that to have a commercially successful brewery does not require making good beer, just consistent beer. Locally I have asked bar owners why they don't carry "X" beer - consistency issues is always the answer. I was being given a tour at a new 30bbl brewery prior to their opening and was told they have an empty room they call their lab so that the distributors will put their minds at rest about consistency issues. I could go on listing individual experiences, but you get the idea.
When I hear a theme so dominant (even if it is just in my experience) I want to sort it out.