General Beer Discussion by OIZNOP
In the latest edition of All About Beer Magazine, Fred Eckhardt makes a comment in his article titled "Beer Still Don't Get No Respect." It reads as follows.... "Belgians, the British, and even the Germans are closing down their independent breweries at an alarming rate. We don't know where this will lead, but it is devastating to one of the world's great beverage industries." Now I am not gonna get into the meat and potatos of his whole write up, but I wonder from all of you beer geeks out there what he might mean by this??? And is this true? And if so, why? Like many of you, I enjoy the beer coming out of these nations and I don't want to see that stop! I tried searching for Fred's e-mail to contact him myself, but was unsuccessful. If you read this article, and or have Fred's e-mail, please respond. Thanks Oiz
17 years ago
In Reply To #2 Hi Flash The article talks about how craft brewing is basically being ignored by the mainstreams of the food and beverage industry, but that comment from the article just jumped out at me. I am not sure as to what evidence there is of that. I hope that it's not true. Oiz
In Reply To #1 I would guess that what Fred says is correct,but what he doesn,t say is that there are hundreds of micro breweries which have replaced them.It is unlikely that these will ever get big enough to export their beers in the same way it is virtually impossible for me to get hold of most of your favourite or should I spell it favorite beers.