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(Mercury News)   You know what else a delicious craft beer is good for besides drinking? Rebuilding depressed neighborhoods   ( divider line
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2013-07-16 08:05:26 PM
2013-07-16 08:51:56 PM  
People forget that alcohol is actually a depressant, so I doubt this move will work.
2013-07-16 09:12:21 PM  
2013-07-16 09:45:40 PM  
So this guy was just getting a head start?
2013-07-17 12:01:40 AM  

If you can usurp cheap 40s in a black neighborhood with similarly priced 12-20oz bottles of local craft brew maybe, just maybe, you can create jobs in the neighborhood and cause localized profits to be reinvested in spending within the 'hood. Same with pot grow houses.
2013-07-17 12:37:06 AM  
fta Breweries are a magnet for new businesses, encourage people to bike and walk in the area and create a "social ambience" that helps to stamp out crime,

Many parts of Oakland already have liquor stores on every street corner, and they are already attracting people who don't have cars and who create a "social ambience".
2013-07-17 01:42:44 AM  
Id enjoy craft beers more if they didnt keep hipsters employed
2013-07-17 01:54:55 AM

What the employee uniform may look like.
2013-07-17 03:07:59 AM  
Oakland D-Cell Lager really works for me.
2013-07-17 04:38:42 AM  
I often drink cheap horse piss in the heat of summer because I can chug it like water and not feel weighed down. I am, after all, a drinker on the go. However, at the house or in bars I much prefer to drink from my local brewery. That's NOLA brewery, or Abita (the latter isn't New Orleans but it's close enough). The idea that paying a few extra bucks so that local/regional folks have a job is appealing to me. Plus, I can sip the beer rather than downing it like an ice water (admittedly this is sometimes what I want, though).

I feel the same way about groceries. One of the reasons the hotly contested Wal-Mart didn't shutter downtown businesses is the built-in civic pride. We've actually had an expansion of local or regional stores open up. And thrive.
2013-07-17 08:17:16 AM  
Hipster gentrification, nothing new
2013-07-17 09:04:29 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: repeat

Yep, I was the subs of the last one... this is a better written article however, even if the brewery I work for isn't mentioned.

must be a ABA local media push..
2013-07-17 10:31:13 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Hipster gentrification, nothing new

I read a similar article a few weeks ago (but a more general one). The problem seems to be that revitalizing neighborhoods seems to be good for breweries until it isn't. The article I read talked about how breweries move in, create buzz for a neighborhood, provide good jobs and that sort of thing. Then as the neighboorhood grows the popularity that they created is what pushes them out. The article I read talked about how the Brooklyn Brewery is going to probably have to move in the next several years, since the landlord of one of the buildings that they use, probably won't renew their lease, because the warehouse will be converted to expensive Brooklyn Hipster lofts. , -7
2013-07-17 10:52:54 AM  
As long as they aren't over-hopping their beer to cover mistakes, I'm happy to drink local craft beer.
2013-07-17 12:33:47 PM  
And here I was thinking this was going to be an article about Forever Unloved Sandy.
2013-07-17 08:35:20 PM  

Orgasmatron138: As long as they aren't over-hopping their beer to cover mistakes, I'm happy to drink local craft beer.

Oh just shut up already.
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