First up, Congratulations EVO
— Paste Magazine (@PasteMagazine) November 3, 2015
It’s the cans, stupid!
Leave it to Forbes to see the clearer picture. Craft beer drinkers have been moving toward cans for the better part of the century. Mostly, it was to service the pack it in, pack it our sensibilities of the West Coast, but it came to the beach and people from Carton to RaR to Burley have gone big into the canning mode. This, Forbes argues with some convincingness, is the real reason for the merger. Shelf space.
But the NYT says it’s regulation. I think they might be wrong in the Shore’s case and in the case of a lot of smaller markets. There is no politician on the Shore (or really in the region) who is going to abandon the local movement for Big Beer. To be fair, though, it’s important that is stays that way.
We’re bringing back the Talk and Taste
Gee, if only someone would sponsor more beer tastings… Just kidding! Stay tuned for an announcement for the next ShoreCraftBeer.com Talk and Taste featurein a beer pairing we forgot people didn’t take seriously,
Dogfish Head of the pack
And then there’s Sam, who only pays attention to beer which only has worked to his advantage for the last two decades, so we’ll reserve judgement. I don’t wanna gush, but it only is fair to say he (and Al Stewart to an even more extreme extent) who has set the tone for Beer on the Delmarva Peninsula. Make whatever you want. Someone’s going to drink it.
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