We are entering another Dark Time for craft beer. Brewery closures and cutbacks are the trend, so it’s time to hunker down and wait it out until the next surge.
At least there is a lot of equipment out there to be had for the new breweries that are brave enough to open. And we have a lot more local taprooms than we did before the latest craft beer expansion, so there are places to wait things out.
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Nick went to Seattle and Portland and checked out their beer scenes. It seems nobody has told Seattle that we are in the middle of a Haze Craze and Nick wants everyone to leave them alone.
Taproom hoping with people that are not beer geeks can be fun… until about the third room.
Our 4th and final crowler in our Fieldwork Brewing series is cracked.
As much as we love gold, we did not win any at GABF. But we had “people” there. People like “Jake From State Farm”. He (along with some other listeners) was actually there and gives us a post GABF report as he fills in for the vacationing, Nick.