Tweet 1) Why do some people critisise beers or breweries for being "Commercial"? What is wrong in being commercial? All breweries are commercial! After all, they make beers that at least enough people will want to drink/buy and then try to sell them for a profit (if they want to prosper, that is). Or is it that we should honour those who brew (perhaps even brilliant) beers that nobody is interested in drinking above those who are successful thanks to brewing "just" good beers?
2) Who was the dimwit, creatively handicapped who came out with the term "Gourmet Beer"? Is there anything more hollow than "Gourmet" to describe a beer? (Other than "Super Premium", that is). What is it that makes a beer a "Gourmet Beer"?
I'm not expecting any answers, but if you want to have a go at them, you'll be more than welcome.
PS: I've come to the conclusion that I'm also getting tired of the term "Craft Beer" and I'm seriously thinking about stop using it when describing a beer. It has become rather vague and actually, it's no guarantee of quality; some of the worst beers I've had in my life were sold as "Craft Beer". I think that, from now on, a beer will be for me just "Beer", at most I will use words like regional, micro, small, independent, etc to describe a brewery. After all, if the beer is good, does it really matter how or how much of it was made?
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