What makes a craft brewer a “craft brewer.” As defined by the Brewers Association, the craft brewers’ trade group, it is partly a matter of annual production. Any brewer with an annual output of more than two million barrels can no longer be called “craft.” This means that Boston Brewing Company, makers of the ubiquitous Sam Adams Boston Lager along with a gazillion other beers, will probably be kicked out of the club next year. This, despite the fact that Boston Brewing Company and its owner/founder Jim Koch do an extraordinary amount to promote the craft beer industry.
Watch for an upcoming rant on this and other beer-world pet peeves coming soon in this blog. In the mean time read more about this story at the Washington Post.