Originally posted by beerbill
I guess the one that surprises me the most is Southern Tier on top. I love Choklat and Pumking, but their Cuvee series is awful and I havenít seen anything new from them that is exciting.
Like others have said, Iíll be curious to see this list in a couple of years. Spider Bite has some really great looking and interesting beers in the works. I also think the folks up at Chatham are making some very good beers.
Chatham has indeed made some cool stuff in the last couple years (or at least the stuff Iíve seen at TAP NY has been interesting). But they suffer (on RB at least) from the same problem breweries like Barrier, Great South Bay, and Crossroads suffer from. They make good beer, but because they are keg only, their beer does not get out to as broad a crowd.