The other day I noticed I have been making up a few more words and phrases to describe what I have been observing in the beer world. Not expecting Websters to give me a call anytime soon but they are useful tools for discussion. Here are a few:
⋅ "fan pub" - a pub, tavern, bar that caters primarily to beer nerds. Judgement neutral term at least. Words of affection for best such as Bar Volo.
⋅ "scene" - what happens at a good fan pub or pubs. Can be part of a larger healthy diverse interesting community. Too focused to be community in itself.
⋅ "national craft" - makers of good beer who sell across USA or Canada and maybe UK. Rogue or Stone or Sam Adams in USA. Question of shark jumping and morph to kraphtt a continuing concern.
⋅ "regional craft" - makers of good beer who sell within a US region or Canadian province / region. Bell's from Michigan or Creemore of Ontario. No requirement for the PR of personality that haunts national craft.
⋅ "local craft" - good beer of limited distribution. New Glarus from Wisconsin.
⋅ "kraphtt" - non-craft that looks like craft. Long standing new-ism and more and more triggered by beers like Shock Top and Blue Moon.
Do these help? Any more of yours you could add?