OK, it’s been awhile since I’ve compiled an installment of Beer News. Of course, you’ve all heard the Big News[tm] — Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s acquisition of SABMiller. I’ve got a whole bunch of articles collected and will post a separate update about that development, including various people speculating on how this will affect craft breweries. Prior to this huge news, was there was the much smaller news that AB-Inbev acquired Golden Road.
So, with that out of the way, why not start out with a couple listicles? If you’re into pumpkin beers, Popsugar has ranked 12 of them. And, for some reason, FOX News has decided that these beers shouldn’t exist.
A recent report claims that if you like beer, or other bitter foods or drinks, you may be a psycho. And speaking of drivel, heres an article that supposedly tells what you’re like, based on whether your prefer wine, beer, or cannabis — sort of like astrology, only less accurate.
Craft beer’s credibility (from a market standpoint) is called into question by recent brewers selling out. Is it time to sell (craft beer stock)? In a related article, Stephen Beaumont asks “sellout” breweries to cut the crap. In a another article by Beaumont, he discusses if brewery buyouts matter. For these reasons and others, craft may not be the selling point it once was. In fact, this brewery would prefer not to be labelled as craft.
A group of sommeliers — they’re like cicerones, except for wine (pause for laughter, and . . . ) — gives their recommendations for wine and weed pairings.
Is the geography of craft beer changing in the US? Here’s a graph of GABF biggest winners by state over the past 5 years.
Finally, here’s an article that’s fake, but funny.