Craft beer is so big in the US, they don't NEED imports.
absolutely...but I think I'm trying to get at something else (and probably not doing a good job after 13 hours of work).
I think why I find the BA thread and Sam's response so interesting is all the layers of irony.
In addition to what others have stated, we can defend the thread by saying things like, it's not necessarily a judgement, but just in informal poll about who you think perhaps gets more hype than they deserve. Which is true.
But on the one hand we're talking about how big and awesome beer down is there.
On the other hand we're musing which ones get too much hype.
But as great as their beers are, and because their beers are so great, and because the beer geek population is growing in exponents with brewers as rock stars and beer as rock star sweat, isn't the answer to the question, "which U.S. craft brewery gets more hype than you think they deserve", almost all of them?
Isn't it kind of like asking who the most overrated Beatle is? (btw, it's not Paul don't even go there - he and Ringo were probably the least douchey)
Sorry, guys. Am I making any sense? Or do I just need to go to bed? I need to go to bed.
*there's no sleepy emoticon" ---- zzzzzz
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