Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's just beer

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Every so often, I will come across an article or an advertisement that touts the craft beer selection of a bar, hotel, or another business. The business that is the focus of the eye catching notice often speaks proudly of their craft beer selection on draft/bottles, the festivals they host/sponsor, and how pro craft beer they are. Doing all of that is absolutely fine, but after seeing enough of those bits, I've become irked by how they can divide people. Craft beer fans v. non-craft beer fans.

Now, this is not a post that is pro-big brewers (ABInBev, SABMiller, etc). Far from it. Beer by the craft/microbrewers of the world is more enjoyable (in my opinion) than anything the big boys could make. With that being said, this post is an attempt to express my belief that beer is beer. People, myself included, enjoy the beers that they do, and they/we would probably prefer it if our beverage of choice did not lump us into a group that have pre-associated labels connected to them.

I know judgments and opinions are unavoidable, but if they could be dropped we could all enjoy a beer together.

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