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 […]

Craft Beer, All Growed Up…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anchor Brewing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Freshness Dating, Goose Island, MillerCoors, Two Hearted Ale

All grown up and ready to don his crown, the prince busily makes plans for the future. All hail the new king of beer. If you read the beer press lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that craft beer has conquered all. The Brewers Association’s recently released half-year numbers demonstrate that despite the economic downturn, […]

The Case Against Carrying Every Craft Beer In Your Local Store…

Posted on 21 CommentsPosted in BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Craft Beer, Dogfish Head, The Bruery

Craft beer enthusiasts around the United States know something exciting is happening. They trade emails and blaze Internet forum pages with news of their favorite, distant breweries coming to their home states. Local beer stores, from Tempe to Tampa, teem with attractive new brands. But behind the scenes, the craft brewing industry is at a […]

Why Midwestern Beer Rocks…

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in August Schell Brewing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Capital Brewing, Goose Island, Great Lakes Brewing, Michigan Beer, Midwest, Summit Brewing, Three Floyds

When beer enthusiasts ponder great American craft breweries, their minds often wander to the coasts. West Coast brewers are deservedly renowned for their experimentation, especially in all areas hoppy. On the East Coast, craft brewers boast big reputations for their extreme acts and style defining efforts. But when it comes to dishing out respect, Midwestern […]