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Category Archives: Observations
My man Harry Schuhmacher, in this morning’s Beer Business Daily, takes a hard look at the state of things in the craft beer world and lists some of the many challenges facing in the industry, all of them related in … Continue reading
Shaken News Daily checks in today with a piece on a topic which I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: how burgeoning seasonal and one-off releases by craft brewers, all playing into the Next Big Thing mentality of all too … Continue reading
Of all the growth in the craft segment last year, one-third came from brands run by Tenth and Blake (the craft and import division of MillerCoors).
I expected to follow up with more details about my trip to Idaho in late September within a day or two of posting this. It never happened, as you may have noticed, and the moment has passed. Still, there were … Continue reading
The Philadelphia region in the mid-90s became the focal point of Pennsylvania’s emerging craft beer industry, and given our tendency to ignore the other side of the state, it is too rarely mentioned around here that the opening of Penn … Continue reading
“I did a lot of talking on Facebook, which I now realize was wasted…” Lew Bryson, apologizing for allowing Why The PLCB Should Be Abolished to go silent for over six months, especially in light of the current, maybe last, … Continue reading
Nasty competing breweries keep taking up wholesaler space that A-B really needs. How can they be so cruel?
In this post last Thursday, I reported on a story in Beer Business Daily about wholesalers having too much A-B inventory, some of them even refusing shipments. There’s more on the topic in today’s BBD, including the very cynical comment … Continue reading
There are many good reasons for drinking, One has just entered my head. If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living, How in the hell can he drink when he’s dead? The real Irish will be inside the house this … Continue reading
All of you sweet and (relatively) innocent beer-loving sorts, secure in the blanket of “we can make it after all” fantasies that your parents taught you, likely cannot begin to comprehend that our world is built on shifting sands which … Continue reading