Beer Man

Overrated breweries: A six-pack of hype for the Great American Beer Festival

I've tasted hundreds and hundreds of beers over the past twenty years, from Keystone Ice to Sam Adams to Odell to Dogfish Head, and I've loved almost every one.

I love the craft brews, especially, and thank God they're around -- in force. But sometimes the hype about a certain beer or brewery just isn't warranted, doesn't match the beer.

I'm not saying the following six-pack of breweries are bad. Not at all. And I'll try them again at the Great American Beer Festival. I'm just saying they're overrated.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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