Love all the beer talk. I am in close with the Flying Dog Brewery, so I am going to be biased to them right now. They are really customer focused and care what type of feedback they are getting from the everyday drinkers.
Some of the beers I have seen on the thread that I really enjoy are the following:
Southern Tier DIPA
eVo lot 3/6
Flying Dog Pearl Necklace
Just to name a few.
I am a little worried about Heavy Seas and Evolution moving forward though. Loose Cannon just lost their head brewer. Being on the distributor side, I see they are having a lot of stock issues getting the beer out to market, as well as the beers being consistant. I have heard rumblings that they changed the hop schedule on the Loose Cannon one time because they didn't have the right inventory in stock. If that is true, shame on them. One of the reasons Flying Dog is so successful is because they have a huge QA department and the head brewer, Matt Brophy, always is looking for his beers to be consistant. Evolution just lost one of their brewers as he goes to start his own brewery in Vermont. Even though Evolution still has their head brewer, a lot of people in the industry were impressed with Joe Lemnah and his abilty and creativity. Just something to keep an eye on moving forward with both breweries. I am still a big fan of both.
If you guys use twitter and are talking about beer from this state, make sure you use the hashtag #MDBeer
Also, had the Lagunitas Imperial Red last night on tap this time. A huge glass of fresh tasting beer right there. Very impressed.
Damn, I had no idea about all that. Thanks for the information AO.