Craft brewing fad

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    Won't argue with that.
    Small miniBrew Pubs are notorious for tapping beers too soon. Others will over carbonate at the same time to hide the "green" off flavor. High-hop beers mask bad brewing to an extent. But seasoned drinkers can tell right off the bat. I have complained many-many times to brew pub owners about this very thing. I have a significant following on Yelp!... I use that tool well in those cases.
     
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    Yeah that's nice but have they cut into bigs market or just increased the market size. Don't care what ya say ..have yet to taste one I'd buy on a even a semi regular basis. Not just the IPA that is crap either . Who drinks warm beer anyway?
     
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    Craft beer is a cool as hell niche industry. Local bars are working with local brewers and have local customers, and the commerce that develops as a result is "local"-centric.

    Win, win, win.

    Plus, its alcohol.

    #WIN
     
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    I think the benefit the bigs have ...and will keep is that its cost-prohibitive to provide craft beer for a large party youre having ~ and craft, its also an acquired taste so it doesnt translate across several groups of folks who may attend your party.

    My wife and I entertain quite a bit...but Ive never had craft beers on the menu. Their 6-packs can cost as much as an 18-pack from the Bigs. So thats 1 advantage of the Bigs, plus the advertising, plus the poorer people that wanna drink.
     
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    It is certainly is not a fad. Craft beer started to gain market shares b/c people got tired of drinking bland ass beers from the usual suspects. The one craze I don’t understand is this Claws and Truly bullshit. Gross.
     
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    Truly's are fucked up, too..they give a weird headache like an hour after you start drinking them, to both me and my wife
     
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    Yep.... I forget the exact number...but this is close... Craft Beer Brewers employ 70% of all brew jobs in the United States. While, at the time, only supplying 7% of the market.
    Imagine if just 10% more people switched away from corporate beer, and how many jobs that would create!
    Good paying, full time jobs I might add.
     
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    I had a shot of moonshine while camping (pure hellfire gross) and grabbed my sister’s as a chaser. Never again on both.
     
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    Moonshine is for when your wife left ya, the field isnt growing any crops, your son died from a harsh winter, your best cow isnt producing any milk and your own cousins started a gang and robbed your barn of all of its 1965 chevy parts.

    You just shoot it up your asshole with a straw, hunch over in a dirty wife beater and let your drool and snots make an awesome puddle on the kitchen table as your eyes asianize
     
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    That. Or you’re ‘hill people’ like my kin. :lol:
     

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