In a Post-Craft World, Let’s Just Try Transparency

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My new column in BeerAdvocate Magazine this month is out and has already sparked some heated exchanges on Twitter. I’ve always been a drink whatever I like kinda consumer, basically drinking something that interests me or hopefully just tastes good. Beer politics are always fun debating among buddies but it doesn’t often influence my beer […]

Sixpoint Pulls Out of ABInBev Associated OctFest, Others See Value

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A new beer and music festival, run by an online publication receiving financial support from Anheuser-Busch InBev, is stirring up some controversy among craft brewers. In January, the online music and culture magazine Pitchfork announced that it was partnering with ZX Ventures, the venture capital arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, to launch a new online publication. […]

The Increasingly Heated Debate Around Contract / ‘Gypsy’ / Resident Brewing…

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Fresh back from the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC, I am struck by the looming tension and sense of anxiety presently bubbling to the surface in this industry. The conference played host to a number of interesting seminars and a few fairly repetitive ones. Mixed among the nearly 100 offerings were multiple courses […]