Why Big Brewers Are Bad For Craft Beer: The Brew Masters Controversy…

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Blue Moon Belgian White, Brew Masters, Discovery Channel, Dogfish Head, MillerCoors, Sam Calagione

Of course, a day or so after I stick my neck out for the big brewers saying they may have turned a corner, writer and television host Anthony Bourdain sent out a couple of bombshell tweets in which he seems to suggest that the Discovery Channel is either holding back or canceling production of the […]

Why the Anheuser Busch InBev – Goose Island Deal Is Good For Craft Beer…

Posted on 25 CommentsPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Bell's Brewery, Co-opting Craft, Craft Beer, Goose Island, Greg Hall, InBev, John Hall

Now I have in the not-so-recent past been accused of being a Goose Island-apologist and even a touch sycophantic when it comes to my hometown brewer. And I have made clear my respect for Goose Island and its founding family, including John and Greg Hall. To their credit, the Hall’s have made no bones about […]

Pete Brown Surveys Beer Writing, Also Finds It Boring…

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Beer Blogging, Beer Writing, Michael Jackson, Pete Brown

In the new issue of Brewery History, one dedicated to celebrating the late beer writer Michael Jackson, British beer writer Pete Brown writes the introductory article and in the process a chord familiar to readers of this site. The article also lays out the size of the footprint left by Jackson. Having spent several days […]