drink local?

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reggiedunlop
beers 3726 º places 182 º 19:46 Sat 11/17/2012

I fully understand and appreciate the drink local perspective. I drink local frequently. I’m lucky...tired hands, victory, iron hill, weyerbacher, troegs, sly fox, forrest and main...lots of goodies local to me! But i have one local place that I wont name that I want to succeed...and they are just making terrible beer. It got me to thinking...if local sucked altogether, what would I do!? I’d go outside of local for sure! Anybody else face a dilemma with this?

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 19:52 Sat 11/17/2012

Almost everyone in the Southeast.

It is one thing to enjoy supporting local and/or small business. I do.

It is quite another to actively give your money to a company that doesn’t satisfy your needs as a customer.

Ultimately, you always have to vote with your dollar. If you don’t vote for better beer, you’ll get stuck with what you have for a long time.

 
portableparty
beers 2398 º places 20 º 19:56 Sat 11/17/2012

I personally help build put together the pipe that runs a brewery here in the west suburbs of Minnesota and will not fill the growlers they gave me! I was very much let down!

 
reggiedunlop
beers 3726 º places 182 º 20:00 Sat 11/17/2012

Fully agree with the vote for your dollar comment! Its tough when you want a brewery to succeed...just make decent drinkable beer. But when they make drain pour quality sludge, its painful. Cheers to the folks who arent as lucky as we who are in or around large beer markets!

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 20:06 Sat 11/17/2012

Originally posted by watson1977
Fully agree with the vote for your dollar comment! Its tough when you want a brewery to succeed...just make decent drinkable beer. But when they make drain pour quality sludge, its painful. Cheers to the folks who arent as lucky as we who are in or around large beer markets!


Yeah, and worse still between when you actually want a brewery to succeed is when they are the best of the worst type option. Your brain starts to do things to you after a while and tells you, no this beer is fine, good even. Then you remove yourself for a minute and go back and wonder what is going on.

Still in some of those markets, I still think baby steps are important.

 
drowland
beers 9184 º places 292 º 20:18 Sat 11/17/2012

Originally posted by lithy
Almost everyone in the Southeast.

It is one thing to enjoy supporting local and/or small business. I do.

It is quite another to actively give your money to a company that doesn’t satisfy your needs as a customer.

Ultimately, you always have to vote with your dollar. If you don’t vote for better beer, you’ll get stuck with what you have for a long time.


I definitely disagree with that first sentence and hope RBWGJAX helps show that.

I support local a ton, but not just breweries.

That being said, I had a nice conversation with the owner of a well known bar in town recently about how silly this ’drink local’ phenomenon seems to be. These businesses want everyone to drink local and yet they distribute... so... drink local... unless you’re out of town... drink us there, too... He quipped that he was going to hold a ’drink globally!’ event.

 
drowland
beers 9184 º places 292 º 20:20 Sat 11/17/2012

There are also 2 or 3 breweries in town I literally never support because they don’t keep up with other breweries on quality or variety. They don’t need my support anyway.

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 20:21 Sat 11/17/2012

Florida is not the southeast. ;) It is just an extension of the northeast, geographically misplaced.

Also excluded from that sentence is Asheville, just because they’re all hippies.

 
Reid
beers 2675 º places 69 º 21:50 Sat 11/17/2012

If you include the Oregon i drink like 90% local, well worth it

 
Drake
beers 14332 º places 849 º 22:47 Sat 11/17/2012

I would give them feedback and/or understand that they might still be figuring things out. I’d give them a second, or maybe a 3rd chance. If that didn’t work, I’d stop going.

Or, I’d only go when friends wanted to go there (cough... South Street... cough...)

 
GT
beers 10017 º places 672 º 23:36 Sat 11/17/2012

You’re talking abt prism beer I know Watson


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