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  1. The Last Decade of Craft Beer Part 2 •
    January 25, 2017 @ 10:16 am



  2. Denny Gmur
    January 18, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    I agree with your opinion about the folly of pursuing rare beers. I avoid standing in line for beer. But I think that pursuit has some value as a way to focus attention and increase excitement about beer in general. I think an awareness of what is available beyond the local is healthy as along as we don’t get into the mindset from the 50s and 60s that anything local is crap and only beer imported from St. Louis or Milwaukee is any good. As far as studying the history of brewing I think you have to look beyond southern California and the current century for guidance. The history of porter brewing in England with the initial proliferation of small breweries to the consolidation and inevitable collapse might be a better guide.


  3. Kelly C.
    January 17, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Alex. I think several of us whom work/indulge in the industry shake our heads often times at what can seem to be a ridiculous line for JUST beer — not a free brand-new car.

    The market continues to fascinate me also on how it’s morphed — much of it even within just the last 4 years. Just today, Brewbound released an article sharing that over 1,000 new brewery licenses were permitted in 2016. There are now over 7,000 breweries licensed in the U.S. Wow!

    It’s also probably worth noting too how unfortunately classic breweries and old world styles have been largely ignored. I would love to go to more bars that have an ESB, German lagers, and cask ales! All in good time I suppose.


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