I was reading an article in All About Beer Magazine (sorry, it was not BA, but it was convenient to pick up and I thought hell, why not read another one. Knowledge is power) that said a fad is something that comes top-down and a trend is something that begins bottom-up. In other words, fads seem promising when they are truly ephemeral, whereas trends come from the passion of the people. Craft brew's popularity has seen immense growth in the past few years, and that makes me think: once the market becomes saturated, will us old "beer geeks" suddenly lose interest in beer just because it has become "mainstream?" or is this legitimately a passion we will continue to pursue to the end? I like being different, as no one I know my age appreciates good beer such as I do, but I like to think this is actually a passion as well. I guess time can only tell.