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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Pivní Filosof -

So, craft brewers in the 80's where what some would call today nano-brewers, something concrete and hard to argue. I wonder when it was that the term "craft beer" acquired it's current abstract meaning.

Stan Hieronymus -

"A subset of micro-brewing, the craft brewer, is defined as one producing fewer than 3,000 barrels a year."

Defined by who?

The Times needs some footnotes.

In 1986 Cottone wrote: "Since it's possible to a microbrewery to be other than a Craft Brewery and vice versa, the term is both more specific and more versatile than any of the others."

He wanted a term that could be applied to breweries when they grew larger than 10,000 barrels (sometime in the mid '80s the "cap" for micros grew from 10,000 to 15,000).

Andy -

It is amazing how much things have changed. It will be interesting to see where it goes in the next 20 years. Personally I can see it where InBev and Molson Coors continue to drop in sales for the next few years and some of the larger craft breweries pick up the loss.