I never knew. I never knew that, on one hand, there was no beer hall of fame or, on the other, that we needed one. The good folk of Frenkenmuth, Michigan didn't make it. Duluth bailed. The ever useful realbeer.com tells the story:
In a press release, Beer Hall of Fame Project Manager, Joe Gardenghi, of Leisure Technician stated, "We are excited to be in negotiations with Randall (Herbst) to bring the Beer Hall of Fame to Cincinnati. Vision Implementation Group's proposal and vision is compelling as well as passionate. Herbst plans to put the hall of Fame in the struggling Tower Place Mall. Herbst declined to say how much money Vision and Leisure have raised to pay for the proposed Beer Hall of Fame to be designed by Cincinnati's FRCH Worldwide Design. But he did say he expects the entire project will cost $22.5 million, including a purchase of Fourth Street's Tower Place Mall.Vision Implementation Group, eh? Apparently :"[t]he Beer Hall of Fame, U.S. Beer Drinking Team (USBDT) and Beer Radio are trademarks and subsidiaries of Leisure Technician, LLC, of Severna Park, Maryland." Hmmm...You would think that a beer hall of fame might rather be developed by, say, a brewers association rather than the guys who brought you the United States Beer Drinking Team, which says of itself:
We started out as just a group of guys and gals sitting around a campfire and enjoying some great American beer, food and cigars, wondering why there was no place for passionate beer drinkers like us to gather.Umm...how about bars?
You may guess that I do not get this, that I doubt. If anyone gets this please advise.