Last night I went to a little forum put on in my town's library. It had 5 of the 7 or so breweries in our town represented and they discussed the state of craft beer in the area and our state itself. Really very informative and I am glad I got to go. Something one of the brewers said sort of resonated with me as I read through the list of posts here. He mentioned that most likely, the last 1500 breweries that were opened in the US were like his. Small, family owned and basically serving a neighborhood or small area via tap room or limited account/distribution. This brewery has been open less than a year and have 18 accounts for their beer and I'd bet not a single one is more than 40 miles from their facility. None of the principles have quit their day jobs - it's basically a second full time job for them. Here on BA we talk a lot about beers that many people know - the breweries have either national distribution or are what could be called super-regional or even national reputations via beer press (New Glarus type breweries). Makes sense, hard to have a discussion about beers that 90% of the members have never had if all we talked about were our local tap rooms. Got me to wondering - what's your percentage? When you drink, would you say that mostly you drink those beers with the large footprint or are you a very local kind of person who only occasionally goes to the larger market. The thread on SN's dropping (or not) of Porter and Stout pushed me to post this. I don't think I've ever wanted, desired or even noticed SN's offerings in those styles and I don't know that I've missed anything because I'd say that I'm EASILY a 80-90% drinker of beer that's made within 30 miles of my home. So where are you on the scales?