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Old 02-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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So Greg Koch of stone brewing said on Twitter that there is a large craft brewery in Chicago participating in illegal/unethical things in Chicago.

My first thoughts are who, what, how and why.

Is it goose island? Is it laguintas?

What are they doing?

How does Greg know and why?

What are you guys thoughts? I'll post the tweet if I can find it.



 
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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Beerpulse.com: Stone Brewing co-founder says a craft brewery is upping ‘unethical’ biz practices in Chicago.

http://goo.gl/mag/drJgvAe



 
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:16 AM   #3
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Interesting read. Now I know what the complaint is about and I agree with a lot of what he talks about. Sad to see that this stuff goes on, but when it comes to ethics it's all in the the eye of the beholder. I agree with some and would debate other parts. I for one am not happy about a lot of "imported" beers not really being imports, but I see a reason as to why it's ok yet my preference is to have the real deal. Buying other breweries to capitalize on the beer they crafted isn't right in my book, but that's just how businesses work.

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:23 AM   #4
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I hate when people throw stuff out there like this but don't go into any other details.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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Meh, its Chicago. So if I'm correct the bitch is a brewery has more than one plant (out side of IL) but selling a beer called "312" because that's the old north side area code. AKA it's saying it's a local beer? It's Chicago, what do you want? I think it's more of a representation of this city that their being gangsters misleading their customers.

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:45 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I hate when people throw stuff out there like this but don't go into any other details.
click the link in the second post. it'll take you to a message on beeradvocate.com. i'm still reading it, but it's all about the comments afterwards.

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IMO beer labels should follow suit as soft drinks. Coke, RC Cola and Pepsi have their drink products state on the label where they were made/canned and if they were licensed/contracted by those companies.

Just to add more to my thoughts in my last post. I like to try new beers, but if I had to pick from the tap I'll always choose a brew from my native state as I have pride in what my home state offers the nation and even the world.

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:58 AM   #7
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Illegal things in Chicago? Shocked!

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:00 AM   #8
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I thought all the craft breweries were one big happy family, and only BMC was evil?

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:18 AM   #9
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well it seems to boil down to what the brewer's assoc. defines as craft brewery. it turned ugly like when the astronomy world decided to make a more distinctive definition of what a planet is. with that the mud-flinging started and now it's all about why this or that isn't considered traditional or "crafted". still reading the comments, but mostly the latter pages are about the labels and knowing that you don't know if a beer is made down the street or at the actual brewery.

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 AM   #10
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Does it matter where a beer is brewed as long as it retains the same flavor profile? I don't give a damn if a beer is contract brewed or not as long as it tastes good.

Hell, I know for a fact that Schlafly started contract brewing at a place in Nashville in 2011, but that didn't stop me from drinking their beer.



 
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