Well duh the noise is emotional, but it's also filled with rational concerns to a real problem. We view craft as sacrosanct, thus we will be quite passionate about it. Don't try to pass on this "I'm not emotional I'm a big man" crap. Ratebeer has a much more far reaching audience than most beer review sites do and that poises AB for influencing our community. I also gave fair mention to Goose Island did I not? AB did not run them through the earth yet. You also made zero mention of the fact that he wanted to let us know how "superior" he was, because he worked in senior management at some "firm" with a blank account. The content of the post was almost pseudo-intellectual. It was a crappy post with a crappy disposition, earning one in kind. We need to come together and make sure we investigate thoroughly what is going on with RB and keep wise to their future activities. Being hypercritical with each other, and slinging mud, despite how emotional we are, shouldn't be taking place. We don't really have time for that crap.