‘‘This is not meant as a knock on the Brewers Association which by all accounts has done a lot for the advancement of beer. But clinging to an arbitrary distinction and elevating those beers over others are no less closed-minded attitudes than refusing to drink anything but ‘your’ brand of beer.
The distinction between was is ‘craft’ and what is not seemed necessary when there were only a handful of pioneering brewers bucking the big boys in the early days of the American beer revolution, but with around 2400 breweries currently operating in the United States it can now be assumed that when someone is discussing an individual brewer, he or she probably isn’t one of the handful working for A-B InBev or MillerCoors.”
Sean Lewis on the US Brewers Association’s efforts to define a craft brewer
We Make Beer (2014)