Why all the Sam Adams hate?
Samuel Adams was one of the first craft beers I have ever had. I would even go so far to say that it was the first beer that got me into craft beer in the first place. From the early 90s to the early 2000s (when craft beer initially started to take off) there wasn’t much in the way of “tasty beer”…
I can’t stand snobs, beer or otherwise. A lot of people brag or maybe confess is the better term that they are beer snobs when what they really mean is they only like craft beer and dislike beer that isn’t craft beer.
Someone who judges another persons value based on the beer they drink is merely a shallow fool I say.
Most of my friends drink craft beer to some degree but quite a few are Light/Lite beer drinkers at heart. Often they will apologize when they order one as if they are ashamed. I think is because they are! But that’s their own values kicking in.
I don’t care what anyone else drinks and I don’t drink anything to seek anyone else’s approval.
As far as Sam Adams making the best beer in the world? Of course they do and no one else does either!
People should drink whatever kinda beer they like. Drink it for the taste or drink it for the way it makes you feel, I don’t care.
In my opinion, there is one thing that sets Boston Beer Co. apart from the image that most people get when they think of “craft beer”. Most people have this idea of passionate craftsmen building small breweries out of nothing, just so they can do the work they love to do, which is brewing beer. New Albion’s Jack McAuliffe and Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman might come to mind. Then there’s Jim Koch, who “found a recipe in his attic” and paid to have Sam Adams contract brewed because he thought it was a good business idea. Or whatever reason(s). He chose a different path than most. He’s a business savvy entrepreneur and that’s respectable - as long as that doesn’t get misrepresented. If the current popularity of “craft brewing” could be attributed to contract brewed brands and labels, rather than the excitement and passion generated by the artisan/craftsmanship focus of small breweries, then I wouldn’t even feel the need to make the distinction.
What's a Craft Brewery Doing in Politics?
New Belgium Brewery, the third-largest craft beer producer in America, now has a PAC. Here’s why.
"First on the agenda is environmental policy. While the PAC hasn’t begun raising funds yet, Lemley says New Belgium hopes to get involved in proposals around water conservation, water quality, sustainable agriculture, and smart transportation (read: bikes, carbon-efficient vehicles). The environmental focus is also about self-interest for the beer industry: Basically, you can’t have good beer without good water."