After an evening of craft beer disappointment - or perhaps just infanticide - I was wonder what is going wrong with me lately. I don't really crave another new saison even if some are surprisingly good. I would maybe feel different if I could ever get up to this sort of thing.
Arguments don't help. I am not persuaded by the necessity or even the meaning of "best" when it comes to something like Jeff's argument. But I don't necessarily think that geography is irrelevant either. Maybe I need a new calling card of sorts, a signature argument. I actually have one that I have been bouncing around for a while: which is the best beer region? What is a region? Who cares. What I am getting at is how the St. Lawrence watershed is one of the most exciting, diverse dynamic beer regions in the world - if anyone ever thought of the St. Lawrence river valley as a cultural singularity. Think about it. How many sorts of beer have been mastered between Wisconsin and Newfoundland? Plenty, let me tell you. Where else is beer culture more vibrant? Nowhere else on earth. So, it's true, right?
From now on, I will consider whether a beer achieves that certain Laurentian standard as it goes down. You got a better standard?