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2013-05-08 07:58:32 PM  
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That was a whole lot of complaining about something truly great.

Beer, whether it be sex in a canoe or Sam Adams' soy sauce replacement, is great. Who cares if the little guys are becoming big guys? Isn't that a good thing?

Who cares that the American craft beer movement overestimates its status in the world of beer? American beer is undergoing a renaissance and is producing better beer than anywhere else in the history of beer.

Who cares that the craft brewers are all white? There's nothing stopping a minority from heading into a homebrew store and starting up their own craft brew. That they don't isn't a reflection on craft brewing or craft brewers.

This article is all so much hipster bullshiat handwringing and pearl clutching. The author is afraid that people will make his favorite beer popular. He's afraid of drinking a beer that some website rated highly. He's afraid of looking racist. And he bemoans how good American beers have become and insinuates that it will never be better than obscure beers from Europe.

Go drink a beer.
2013-05-08 07:47:50 PM  
1 vote:
My "rules" of beer drinking:

1) Drink what you like.
2) Don't be close-minded about what you haven't tried.
3) Let other people drink what they want.
4) Recommendations of good beers from one beer drinker to another are fine, but mocking people for liking something you don't like or perceive as swill makes you look like an ass.
5) Just because someone likes craft beer or likes to try lots of different kinds of beers doesn't mean they're a hipster dbag.
2013-05-08 07:28:07 PM  
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I gotta admit, sometimes the hipsteresque discussion of obscure beer varieties makes me sick to my stomach. FFS, enjoy beer and try beer, and if you find one you really like, stick with it.

Sometimes I really do miss the heady days of six possible beer choices at the store. Don't get me wrong, I do like that craft breweries have given us stuff with actual flavors, but the explosion of 700 different beer choices has given me options paralysis at the local liquor warehouse.
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