Our favorite beer: Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head, told us their Key Lime Pie was worth trying, and he was not wrong. The key lime flavors in the beer were way more subtle than I expected them to be.
Why they have a cult following: Being one of the best breweries in the Northeast is certainly cause for a cult following, and the fact that it's difficult to track down bottles like the Double Sunshine IPA and Maple Imperial Stout (which was pouring at GABF) doesn't hurt either. Take that, Canada! We can do maple beers too.
Our favorite beer: The lines were non-stop at the Vermont craft beer staple, and after drinking their Sunshine IPA at the booth, it was easy to tell why. They also poured the yet-to-be-released Vermont maple syrup-enhanced barleywine Double or Nothing.