The food in most American brewery taprooms, alehouses, pubs, and beer halls is driving me crazy and I suspect, from time to time, it’s done the same to you.
AB has been at this for 120 years, folks. They’re betting that younger American beer fans will be just as oblivious a species of douchebag as their forebears.
While I have zero affinity for Mexican lagers, I have infinite respect for those who make them. They’re not cynical, as a rule. They’re trying…they just don’t have a lot to work with.
As they enter into the tail end of their fifth year in business, Crux continues to make a claim, with every new release, as one of America’s truly great breweries.
“We are without caring, you salope Américaine stupide!”
These acquisitions are all about Influence. Leverage. Insinuating themselves into a culture which is, at least in LARGE part, a reaction to and rejection of everything AB has stood for.
Brewers today are happily exploring the Other Things that hops can bring to their beers, besides just the predictable bitterness…
That’s what “Murderer’s Row” is about. And these are the PNW breweries, here in early spring of 2017,that are Killin’ It…