Recently had some beers that really made me wonder how much contract brewing is undermining quality beers. Here are some examples: Sixpoint ... originally loved their entire lineup and now i don't even recognize them ... Bengali Tiger in particular... completely lost its personality (contract brewed at Lion's brewery) 21st Amendment - Hell or High Watermelon... used to love this stuff on an 80+ degree humid day, but had one the other day it was rife with diacetyl (undrinkable... stale movie popcorn taste) Kona Pale Ale - had this in Hawaii and found it exceptional. Now that it's brewed in NH (I think), the beer is nothing special at all. I'm sure there are plenty of other examples. Or perhaps examples where the contract brew is better. But from a quality, ingredients, and craft-passion point of view, I think contracting the brewing simply to increase volume seems to be a bad omen for craft beer.