I see that Stoudt's Brewing in Adamstown, PA announced they are shutting down their brewery because (one of several reasons) the abundance of breweries out there now is creating an awful lot of competition to get into stores and bars. In that scenario, profitability will drive out some percent of the total. With more and more craft breweries being bought up by the big dogs, I have to expect an eventual financial fallout that takes down more and more small operations. At the very least I have to believe that we will eventually have added every possible substance to make beer different or possibly reached the point where the hop content approaches toxicity. It may come back to the point where one actually has to make a classic style that is better than everybody else's and be able to sell it at a price that generates sufficient market share. I am caused to reminisce back to the days of the cigar boom that ran from 1990 - 1997. At some point a new fad or change in social acceptability cycles down sales and the hey days are over. Each of us can only hope that when the dust clears, the survivors are the ones we prefer the most. Until then ..... keep your glass full and your lips wet.