Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Potable Curmudgeon at "Getting Our Shift Together."

If you're just tuning in, I'm still writing beer columns: Twice monthly for, and quarterly for Food and Dining Magazine.

When it comes to craft beer, the implications of economic localization and shift are increasingly obvious.

You needn’t digest them all at once. Little sips work just fine.

Political stump speeches differ very little from religious sermons, and that’s probably why we call it a bully pulpit, not a milk crate.
However, a soapbox might be useful, or better yet, a couple cases of Bud Light in tall cans, because if the pet shampoo is too disgusting to drink, at least you can stand atop it and preach.
(By the way, President Theodore Roosevelt was the originator of the “bully pulpit” usage. Roosevelt was one of the last and best examples of a species now extinct, the progressive Republican)
During these past few years at the bully pulpit, I’ve endeavored to echo two important, recurring themes – economic localization and shift – because both notions should be of interest to the well-informed craft beer drinker, even if their foundations are rooted elsewhere.

1 comment:

Iamhoosier said...

Well reasoned.