Unsustainable?

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  1. Cheeses
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  2. CaptainBallz
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    I will begin the hipster backlash and start drinking moonshine exclusively
  3. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Social justice for everyone but white men Cupcake Mod

    Took me a while to realize that not only was I walking past Koval's distillery every workday, but also Metropolitan's brewery. It's not a huge building they share, so not surprised to see Metropolitan looking for bigger digs.
  4. Zoso
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    I'm long past bored with the beer thing. Everyone's biased in favor of over-hopping and imperial stouts with 10% ABV
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    Holy shit; I know that dude in the picture.
  6. skottyj
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    I just called that dude I know; the brewery is right by the house. He invited me to come anytime and take a tour and do some tastings.
  7. maurice
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    So basically from 2013-2014, the number of companies making beer in Chicago will double. Will the amount of Chicago-made beer purchased by Chicagoans double?

    No, it will not. They'll just fight over roughly the same total amount of shelf and tap space.

    Of course the introduction of one company alone (Lagunitas) will dramatically increase production in Chicago, but most of that beer is headed to other cities.
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    I only drink Big Hurt Beer.
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    Two breweries are opening in Tinley.

    Stick it, chicago
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    Mo, you don't think craft can make a dent against the Miller/Coors/Bud market share? I agree that you're getting a ton of guys just fighting against each other, but it seems to me every day people turn away from the mass produced domestic shit for stuff that actually tastes like something, and actually has booze in it.
  11. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Craft beer industry is certainly sustainable but it's becoming a saturated market. I probably have 10 to 12 drinks of craft beer in a month (either at a bar or buying at the store). So it's a finite amount I'm going to buy. Maybe craft beer increases even more in popularity but I doubt it can be a significant increase. People will continue to buy stuff like Bud and Miller or PBR and Hamms because it's cheap.
  12. maurice
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    They can continue to make dents, but a dent isn't big enough to justify literally doubling the number of producers. The serious business people on both sides know this. The current battle to increase the size of the pie isn't 200 new nano-breweries vs. Bud Light. It's Lagunitas, Founders, and such vs. Shock Top and Blue Moon.

    Once the start up money dries up, small craft breweries will be dropping like flies.
  13. IWMB
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    :orly:

    Hadn't heard about that. Any other details?

    Pretty awesome, though.
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  16. SoxFan76
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    I'm ready for this craft beer thing to be done. Craft beer isn't that good. Let's all get over it now.
  17. Cheeses
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  18. SABRSox
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    I'll bite...

    What beer is good?
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    :mcnabb:
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    Classic Loftus post.

    If someone were to say many craft beers are overrated or a good number of craft beers that exist just plain suck, I don't think he'd get much of an argument against him. But obviously there are many examples of great craft beer.
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    No, apparently there are not.
  23. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    I'm ready for this "Mexican food" thing to be done. It was better when fast-food was limited to low-quality hamburgers.
  24. SABRSox
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    Korean BBQ? What was wrong with good ol fashioned American BBQ? And who wants their ribs short anyway?
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  26. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Hey guys, if there's a wedding to attend, I'm glad I have the choice between Bud Light and cum in a glass. /Loftus
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    :fin:
  28. Team Speed
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    Lately I've been driving to Kenosha once every couple months to load up on New Glarus beers. When I'm at Binny's I usually try to grab a six pack of Revolution or whatever so I usually have local/craft beers in the fridge. But that said I probably drink two macros for every micro.
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  29. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    I drink nothing but craft beer, be it macro or micro. At my age and metabolism I refuse to drink calories that lack flavour, regardless of how cheap it is.
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  30. Cheeses
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    Costco had cases of Dead Guy for $28 last time I was there, so I jumped on that shit.

    Otherwise, I mix it up a bit -- some PBR, some Rhinelander!, and some miscellaneous Canadian shit I bought in Toronto.
  31. IWMB
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    I drink just about whatever. I like crafts, but I also like getting wasted cheap.

    Loftus is off his rocker, though.
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  32. rustysurf83
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    Never thought it would happen, given the fact that I prefer wine, but I am a full on beer snob now. I don't think I have drank a "macro" beer in the last 10 months. Even that was a pitcher that we left mostly sitting on the table because it was dog shit. I am on a pretty big Rogue kick right now.
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    Batch 19 sucks.
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  35. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    I know it isn't a micro, but I bought a Hop sampler sixer of Sam Adams over the weekend. I haven't drank Samuel Adams since probably the 90s. I have to say it is incredibly tasty and the Whitewater IPA really hopped my head!
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    His Facebook rant was pretty horrible
  37. IWMB
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    Copy it here?
  38. Zoso
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    is the craft beer craze over yet? Here's the thing, it's not that good. Let's go back to being able to drink a Sam Adams without getting made fun of by some purse wearing hipster.
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  39. SoxFan76
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    I had to take it to Facebook. I knew the helmet wearing members of Palehosed/SoxHaps wouldn't be able to handle a conversation like this.

    It has it's place. But the whole wine snob mentality is just getting way out of hand.
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  41. Zoso
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    It's not a snob mentality whatsoever. It's just that most people prefer fewer, nicer beers, and somehow that threatens your 20-Busch-Lights-a-night sensibilities. And by "most people" I mean a small minority of people.
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  42. Cheeses
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  43. IWMB
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    I'm alright with Sam Adams.
  44. CaptainBallz
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    Eh, I've come across a good number of Type A's who are now on the craft beer train and naturally turn it into a competition. I pretty much can't stand the conversations that are a series of "Have you had ______? So good," with dudes just trying to one up each other with their rare scores. It's annoying and I can see how that would multiply by 10000 for a Loftus who just wants to pound a Sam's.

    That also doesn't mean that Loftus isn't a tard for wanting "good beer" to be over just because certain people are cunts about it. Yeah, the problem is definitely too much good beer. :rolleyes:
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  45. IWMB
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    Yeah, that's pretty much every holiday on my dad's side due to my cousin being one of them hard core douches.
  46. Zoso
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    Literally everything must be monopolized by 2 or 3 asshole corporations.

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  47. SoxFan76
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    It's not though. It's that gay gentleman at your friends house who has to show everyone the Domaine Du Page he's drinking and tell everyone about how much a six pack costs and the ABV%. Fuck your craft beer.

    Yeah I like to have 20 Busch Lights instead of 3 Imperial Dog Face Stoutington Indias. That doesn't mean Joe Blow has to shove his $15 six pack in my face every time.
  48. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    But part of the joy of a $15 sixer is shoving it in people's faces. Surely you are not (beer) advocating that we deny these wonderful folks the chance to truly get their money's worth?
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  50. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    It's probably* just joe six pack who's baffled by fancy yuppie beer and makes a much bigger deal about it in his own mind than the guy who actually brought the beer.

    *definitely

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