Freelance journalist Joe Stange raises the question about whether American beer is getting too pretentious in a new article in Draft Magazine.
He writes: "Maybe you don’t see it. I guess there’s a chance that you’re among the geekiest of the geeks, and that you personally will never get tired of triple-imperial-barrel-aged whatsits or pairing kvass with caviar and Kandinsky, or whatever. If that’s the case, I’m jealous. Everyone else: Isn’t it all getting a bit precious? A bit pretentious? A bit much? Or, to put it another way: Has the cool craft beer Fonz finally jumped the proverbial shark? Aren’t we forgetting about the Richie Cunninghams of the world, who just want a flavorful glass of something drinkable—or, preferably, several glasses—in a friendly place at a fair price?"
He cites Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald from Cleveland as a saving grace. To read the full article, click here.