Caring about your social media beer cred
"I love trying new beers, and I use Untappd (why are those badges so rewarding?), but I'm over snubbing a good beer I know I like just because it won't count as a unique check-in. Untappd is great as a resource to record my preferences, and hell, it's fun -- but I'd rather drink and enjoy a good beer than be a slave to the check-in." -- Sara Bozich, writer, SaraBozich.com
Hard soda that doubles as beer
"I don’t even like regular non-alcoholic root beer, or any soda for that matter. I’m certainly not a purist, but this needs to go away, and fortunately my still-lingering faith in humanity says it will." -- Dave Thibodeau, Ska Brewing Co., Durango, CO
The deification of hops
"Trends are based on consumer demand, so I wouldn't try to put a stop on anything. But I would like to see the belief that hops are the most important ingredient in beer to be refined." -- Brenden Dobel, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Overspending on an in-demand beer
"Beer drinkers spending absurd amounts of money and time to get a new and rare beer from somewhere on the other side of the country. Or world. No matter what new IPA comes out, it's not going to be the BEST IPA EVAR. After spending the last 15 years working in breweries, there are three kinds of beer for me: top tier, solid, and drainpour. There are dozens of top-tier IPAs out there, and I bet there are a few on your local shelf that are as good as anything in the country. Get out there and find 'em." -- Andy Parker, Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO
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