An excellent post at Tandleman's blog about the classes of UK craft. It was triggered by Boak and Bailey's excellent considerations of the post craft world. Which also asks us to consider the pre-craft question. Practically speaking, "craft" as the publicly accepted and preferred adjective is no older than 2004. Sure we can find rogue uses of the word before that time but general usage is the substantive question, not whether a million monkeys over a million years can come up with a sonnet. Seeing as the US Brewers Association has abandoned any connection with what craft might have meant, the time is right for reevaluations of what was, what is and what is to come The "innovation is tradition" line simply cannot hold.
So, RIP "craft"? 2004-2015?