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Old 01-05-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
Dec 2007
Springfield, IL
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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.

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Old 01-05-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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At the time they were correct. Vulture capitalists had invaded the space & quality was tanking. People who loved beer and knew how to brew were competing with major advertising money and closely-held distributors for taps.

On other hand, CR needs to stick to washing machines.
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