Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive
Looks as if I scored:
Underworld Brewing Chocolate Stout
Not bad. Two 22 oz. bottles for $5.99 at Fresh & Easy. But it wasn’t great either. It’s budget craft beer.
A little Googling about the brewery yielded this info…
Underworld Brewing was bought by Rhinelander Brewing, Rhinelander was bought by Joseph Huber Brewing, which was bought by Minhas Brewing in Monroe, Wisconsin.
Then found this on Minhasbrewery.com…
The Brewery in Monroe was started 10 years before the Miller Brewery got its start in Milwaukee Wisconsin, 28 years before the Coors Brewery started in Golden, Colorado and 31 years before the Anheuser-Busch Brewery started in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Beer Soaked research team, (knows as the BS detectors), quickly scoured the internet to decide if this was a case of Big Beer masquerading as craft beer. From the looks of it, that’s not the case. However, there was mention that this is the same beer as Trader Joe’s Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Sounds like a taste test is in order…
Sounds like they brew a line of beers that stores or restaurants pay to put their own unique name and label on. There's a few of those around.
For instance 7-11 now has their own beer brand. All they really do is create the brand and sell it. They pay a brewery to handle production.