I'm starting to feel like I don't give a shit. Maybe I don't give a shit who owns what.
I love supporting local artists, and my ideal great brewery is one that's around the corner or the next town up. But brewers go in and out of places so often, and by buying beer of all kinds, I'm supporting actual living people that brew. This is a business, though, and people buy up the successful brands in any healthy market. In those buyouts, some great brewers got paid.
In beer's case, if the acquired brewery makes product that starts to taste crappy, or is less innovative, I'll be working hard on finding newer, better, more innovative stuff.
I mean, I didn't really like Anchor before, so I don't really care if there's an investor group involved. If Ballast Point Sculpin starts to suck, I'll be sad, but I'll find another beer. Such is life. But should I stop drinking Sculpin now?
Maybe I don't care who owns what.
The Week in BeerGraphs
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Shirt ponders standing water and an Almanac single hop sour.