After purging my garage this weekend, I ran across the August 2001 issue of Consumer Reports so I opened it up and read the article on Best Beers. It included this statement which made me chuckle:
'... We included beers from microbreweries (producing fewer than 15,000 barrels per year) last time, and their taste proved inconsistent. Microbrews are on the wane, and this time we tested none'.
I found it funny at least. It is especially amusing since many of my local restaurants have been going out of their way to offer more regional brewers.