More Questions Than Answers: What is Craft Beer?

So we are a podcast dedicated to discussing craft beer in the Central Valley. It’s a pretty straightforward statement…or so I thought when I started this whole thing. After all, we have an “official” definition of what constitutes craft beer, right? It’s set forth by the Brewers Association, and it’s pretty easy to understand, isn’t it? Isn’t it? Bueller? So what makes thing so darn complicated? Well, in case you hadn’t heard, Lagunitas agreed to have Heineken International acquire 50% of itself in an effort to bring Lagunitas world-wide.

So is this good? Bad? Ugly? I suspect Drew and I will delve into this subject on the Ale Evangelist Show this week. We may come to different opinions.  I will tell you this.  I currently have five Little Sumpin’ Extras hanging out in my fridge waiting for me to enjoy them. I also have an Equinox chilled and waiting. Is Lagunitas craft? Is Heneken International an “evil brewer”?

What do you think? This is what Tony Magee thinks. Stay tuned to the next Ale Evangelist Show (Saturday 9/12) to find out what we think.

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