I've seen the term "neckbeard" used by some beer drinkers as a derogatory term for allegedly less informed beer drinkers than themselves. I don't really understand the difference between the "neckbeards" and the people that are calling them that. if you MUST blame someone, it's probably more productive to blame the brewery for not making more of the product, as opposed to belittling people for simply pursuing one of their favorite beers/breweries. being from a state originally does not give one entitlement or "dibs" for a beer brewed there. I'm not sure where this sense of geographical elitism come from. blaming anyone in this instance is idiotic, actually. you're essentially blaming one side - either "neckbeards" or non-locals - for the plain logic of supply and demand. if there's a great product, people will come from far and wide for it. this isn't exclusive to this industry, and it's never going to change.