Alright, we get it.
The Kingpin breweries are naughty, and small, locally owned craft breweries are the modern day Robin Hood; robbing the wealth of Budweiser’s market share to fuel the increasing demand for good, strong, dark, or stinky beer.
It makes sense.
Why swallow down a dozen, high-calorie beverages that lack any flavor profile or alcohol content when an individual can more swiftly accomplish their goal and enjoy the process getting there?
The goal (by the way) is a buzz.
The goal is a world where really long, borderline embarrassing beards are socially acceptable.
The goal is being seen in your most expensive flannel at craft breweries and having people think: How did he hear about this place? My friend works here and he said that it wasn’t open to the public yet? Where did he get those limited edition Air Force 1’s?
The goal is being able to stand around in a room that smells like catpiss with your girlfriend, who claimed that she didn’t like beer, but suddenly she’s become an aficionado of Small batch cask beers that leave you both squinting and slurring a lot; culminating in impromptu make out sessions after only two or three…
So, how can one parlay this intoxicating trend into a drunk/romantic getaway?
Guy’s weekend bachelor party?
Impromptu blackout vacation?
The question becomes not how, but where?
Little craft breweries are spontaneously coming into existence in nearly every major metropolitan area. Society is beginning to realize that good beer is fresh beer, and that if you care at all about how a brew tastes, one should buy something that is made close by.
If, however, you’ve really taken a liking to this whole pleasantly delightful craft beer scene, and you want to see where people are doing it, crushing it and loving it, consider traveling to one of these cities or festivals in 2015!