Originally Posted by iambeer
Word. Don't be twisting my classics. Say no to twisting.
If there wasn't any boundary breaking with styles we'd have just about 0 American style beers. Say goodbye to American IPAs, American Pale Ales, American Brown Ales, and the like. Just about all American renditions of their English counterparts.
Or at least that's how I understand things worked out. Otherwise, I couldn't care less about canon beer styles per se, but breweries do need to do their best to communicate what kind of beer you're buying from them.
And for THE classic witbier, at least for the past 60 some years, go find Hoegaarden.