Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Google Sign In with OpenID Sign In with Twitter

Categories

In this Discussion

Tagged

Note to Visitors: Many posts have uploaded pictures that are only visible to logged in members. You may sign up for free and you will be able to see them.

Top Leaders

Top Posters

Who's Online (0)


Feeling generous? Help keep HBF running.
Get the sticker that shows them how you really feel.
great craft beer article by Papazian and St. Louis' own Dan Kopman
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,572
    amen, brotha!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,080
    Good article!
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,335
    this is a great article. There are a few points in there that i would like to fact check (lacking references) before retelling them as hard truths, but the idea that the tiny percentage of beer sold in the craft market is responsible for 4 times as many jobs as the huge amount of Budweiser, Miller, Coors etc combined, is astounding.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,082
    Lakewood said:

    There are a few points in there that i would like to fact check (lacking references) before retelling them as hard truths,


    Yes.
    Lakewood said:

    but the idea that the tiny percentage of beer sold in the craft market is responsible for 4 times as many jobs as the huge amount of Budweiser, Miller, Coors etc combined, is astounding.


    Even if these numbers are exaggerated three or four times.... Craft beya only accounts for 6% of sales? I'm surprised it's that low.

    In other news, Linenkugals (sp?) is owned 100% by one of the big guys? I need to fact check this. But It would stand to reason given it's distribution around here. It seems to follow Shock Top and Goose Island.....

    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    the 6% figure is accurate, i was suprised it was that high.

    linenkuegals was one of the first to sell out, i think.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,572

    the 6% figure is accurate, i was suprised it was that high.

    linenkuegals was one of the first to sell out, i think.



    miller owned them before miller-coors if i remember correctly.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,082

    the 6% figure is accurate, i was suprised it was that high.
    linenkuegals was one of the first to sell out, i think.


    miller owned them before miller-coors if i remember correctly.

    huh. Sneaky sneaky. I would not have guessed. Miller does a darn good job of making them sound small time family owned.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants