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  1. Sara
    June 22, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Nice article. I think that the “beer snob” trend can go a little too far sometimes. You summed it up well at the end, “Your favorite local craft brewery is not selling out, they are converting new people to the same wonderful stuff you’ve known about for years.” This is how the craft beer industry grows and why it’s continuing to grow so steadily. People have taken an interest in craft beers and don’t always know where to find them, but bigger stores and more recognizable brands can help them feel confident about exploring it more and more. It does also help promote accessibility and freshness. It’s unfortunate when specialty stores get passed up for bigger cheaper ones, but they tend to differentiate themselves with harder to find products and tasting events.

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  2. Matt
    June 18, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    Congrats, all you give a shit about is money

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    • Dan
      June 18, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

      The folks at Costco and Trader Joes are nice, and I only buy what I deem quality products from them, such as fairly priced craft beer.

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  3. Matt
    June 18, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    It’s moron’s like you who are killing small business in America. “I love my local liquor store, but I love the money in my wallet a bit more.” Obviously you don’t care about service and put the almighty dollar above all. You have no idea how the business works. You’ll gladly go to a giant chain store to buy your Lagunitas where they don’t care at all about your business instead of supporting a small business owner who probably donates to local charities, sponsors local sports teams and values every single one of their customers.

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    • Dan
      June 18, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      Matt, I don’t miss giving the liquor store guy $9.00 for Enjoy By with a 1 bottle limit.

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