“Is such a well produced and thought out podcast from the very beginning, covers topics other beer podcasts barely touch and is overall a very enjoyable narrative about something I’m very passionate about.
My problem is the sponsorship by multinational corporate beer companies. I know they were bought by an investment arm of ABInBev, but the increasing corporate beer integration is absurd. People who are this into the craft beer industry have little to no interest in supporting a corporate beer culture that almost destroyed smaller brewers in the US. As a pro brewer, it disgusts me that after years of not being able to break into craft beer, the giant brewers just started buying shelf space and tap handles back. It’s always an uphill battle that can’t be won as a small brewery. Something that pretends to care about beer but takes the enemy’s money is not a friend of craft beer—nor does it have any true journalist integrity anymore. I mean if you have a series sponsored by Miller High Life, that is not good beer hunting. That was my first beer a long time ago, and my honest reaction was, “Why do people like beer?!?” It took a few years before I ever had an interesting beer due to the beer landscape in the South in the early to mid 90s. I would NEVER drank beer again if I had place my impression of beer on Miller’s beer. And yet “Good Beer Hunting” is letting them dictate their content. What a shame.
It makes me sad about the thing I love so much and its future. I wish you could have reminded independent and free from corporate blood money.”
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