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  1. Beth
    August 28, 2017 @ 6:10 am

    As a 13 year member of the BA and a brewery owner I think the writer lost credibility when he called Boston Beer Boston brewing… multiple times…and since this article is mostly about credibility .. he lost me.

    Did I love the new logo.. nope. But I put it on my newest product packaging.

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  4. Tim
    June 29, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

    This actually feels like a knee-jerk reaction to Omar Ansari’s keynote address at the National Homebrewers Conference (“HomebrewCon”) earlier this month in Minneapolis. At the end of his talk, he challenged the BA to create a designation of “Authentic Craft” to differentiate from — among others — the former craft breweries snapped up by A-B/In-Bev.

  5. Doug Nelson
    June 29, 2017 @ 8:21 am

    I also hate the logo. Looks to me like the upside down bottle is being dumped. And unfortunately, I do dump a lot of new independent craft beer.
    Also, I agree that the definition of “craft” has become murky. It seems that the term’s marking value has surpassed it’s spirit. The difference between being bank owned, beverage company owned, investment company owned, or rich person owned doesn’t strike me as the most important issue. It’s business practices. Who’s bringing passion and creativity to beer, and who just wants to make a buck and stomp out the competition?

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