Dismiss Notice

Site Performance Updates: We're aware of the nightly site outage, and working on resolving the issue.

Follow our progress ...

State of the BEER address.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    What do you think the state of the micro and craft beer industry is in right now and in it's future outlook? I like what I see now as there are so many new breweries popping up. There's also so much too choose from in beer styles and you can try your favorite styles by so many different breweries. I also look forward to future hoppenings. Like to know what you think.
  2. tewaris

    tewaris Advocate (605) Minnesota Jul 14, 2009

    They'll keep brewing, I'll keep drinking.
  3. leezy

    leezy Savant (250) Minnesota Sep 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Walez mad hard to get now

    In all seriousness though, I think brewers will start to experiment with multiple varieties of spirit barrels though they may not admit to it going forward depending on the outcome.

    I also see lot of spice/malt experimentations to blend with a particular beer style. Grains of paradise in an IPA so on and on...
  4. BrewTasting

    BrewTasting Savant (280) Nevada Dec 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Heck yeah, I need some more walez
    leezy likes this.
  5. jborg

    jborg Savant (310) New York Dec 13, 2009

    So many beers, so little time.

    The variety seems to be growing and I find myself going through phases of grabbing new or untried brews and missing out on my favorites... What a dilemma!;)
  6. brewsader

    brewsader Savant (310) New York Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    it'll be interesting to see if/when we get a drop off in craft breweries opening up. there are a record number of breweries in the US, and it seems they're gaining momentum, but some of them are just okay. it'll be interesting to see if they can stay open until the craft market eats into the corporate breweries' market share a little more or if we'll see the numbers subside a little bit before then.
  7. Too many noobs. :rolleyes:
  8. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Aficionado (205) Washington Aug 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    What you saw happen to Goose Island will be the norm.... The more in demand ones will be sold for profit and others will pop up in hopes of having the same thing happen to them...
  9. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I want more sessionable pale ales and lagers to go along with the massive Imperials. But I probably won't get them.

    Otherwise, my prediction is that we'll see quite a bit more consolidation and expansion coming this year.
  10. Either the craft beer starts to take over corporate breweries market share or the corporate breweries buy the craft breweries.either way the market will eventually be flooded and it will all come full circle.good beers are way to hard to find these days,dang whippersnappers and hipsters buying all my sweet nectar!
  11. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    May see a few mergers of breweries to keep themselves alive?
    brewsader likes this.
  12. Pre- and post- prohibition, virtually every community had its local brewery. With the price of transport increasing along with the interest in buying local, it seems to be coming full circle with more & more small local breweries popping up. Some will be good, others just "meh" but local & fresh counts for something in my book, or glass, as it may be.
    ShogoKawada likes this.
  13. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    The State of the Beer looks promising to me.

    The State of the Beer Geek is what concerns me. We got a lot of work to do here.
  14. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    We just want more and bigger beers. We shall not be denied our right to keep and bear beer!
    19etz55 likes this.
  15. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    "If you brew it, they will come!"
    19etz55 likes this.