Craft brewing fad

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    I give it 5 to ten yrs before it downsizes in a big way. Everyone wants to be the next big thing but its just not going to happen. Went to another of many of these tasting events. Couple dozen vendors. Not one beer I would buy if it was in the store. Been that way since the beginning of this craze. That's how it is here in MN, any different where yous is
     
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    In North Carolina quite a few craft beers have become mainstream. So I am not 100% sure what you mean with your prediction. The unpopular stuff (97%+ of it) will of course disappear but this craft brew fad has given a great opportunity for the great stuff to get noticed.

    I think you are probably right though. Our local craft beer store has drastically minimized their selection. All they have left is the overpriced or poor quality junk. All of the good stuff that I discovered is now sold in all the local grocery stores.

    Even if it was temporary, it was an useful fad.
     
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    Beer's not going anywhere
     
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    Who said it was.
     
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    Tastes like they put more thought into their labeling than their brewing.
     
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    Wow.
    Well your way off the mark.
    This "fad" has been brewing for over 10 years now (pun intended)
    Craft beer topped 10% of total U.S. sales last year. And in craft beer "states" it surpassed 10% long ago.
    Craft beer is here to stay. For one reason. It is better. Way better.
    Macro lagers, often referred to as "BMC" beers (Bud Miller Coors) are all made using corn and rice as a significant portion of the grain bill. Why?? because it has very little flavor, and is vastly cheaper than barley malt.
    BMC beers only "taste" good when they are ICE COLD. For a simple reason. Because you can't taste it. The cold numbs your tongue. Go ahead and drink a room temperature corporate beer. That's right. You already know better. You don't want to taste it.

    Bud, Miller, Coors - brewing water that pretends to be beer since 1970, or is it beer pretending to be water?
     
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    Seems every neckbeard just has to be an IPA snob....Tried Surly Furious and it's OK....Certainly nothing I'd go out of my way to drink.

    I'll stick to Nordeast and Leinie's, thankyouverymuch.
     
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    And BTW - I have been brewing beer for nearly 20 years.
    Homebrewing is also no fad. It has been increasing sales every year for also 10 years.
    So much so, that AmBev (who owns all three Bud, Miller and Coors) has invested millions into homebrew sales. Including purchasing hop farms throughout South America (none supply macro brewers)
     
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    IPA is an acquired taste for sure. Unfortunately people will try it, don't like it, and then think that all craft beer taste like that. Which is of course completely untrue.
    Oh - and Leinie Red was one of my favorite beers years ago.
     
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    I get that...Was just saying that the grossly overrated IPA is everywhere, to the point that it has been pushing out good lagers and pilsners -like Nordeast- at the local pubs.

    That said, most "craft brews" that I've tasted end up being green as hell...I'll now only try ones from breweries that have been around - i.e. New Belgium and New Glarus.
     

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