“No thanks, I like my IPAs good…”
It was a comment left by my brother (mostly serious, partially in jest) on a recent photo I posted on Instagram showcasing Sam Adams’ Rebel Raw IPA. He gives me crap (jokingly) about my affinity for breweries like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada, but he also lives in something of a beer Mecca in Seattle, Washington.
But he wasn’t the only one to tease, as I got some pushback on Facebook, too.
The Beer Nerd hate on Sam Adams is getting a little played out. pic.twitter.com/QNMNw94Uok
— BryanDRoth (@BryanDRoth) May 11, 2016
And there was this on Reddit:
I know the conversation based around the question “is Sam Adams ‘craft'” gets people all kinds of wound up, but more than ever, the assertion that Boston Beer’s flagship brands should even be relevant just feels a bit too much. Even if it’s an argument spurred by beer lovers deep in the trenches of nerdom, having to justify an appreciation for one of the iconic breweries in the country makes the situation just a little too … political.