In the past 24 hours since seeing the news of Ruination’s demise on Stone’s Facebook page and subsequently their blog post, I’ve experienced all of the five stages of grief:
Denial: NO. No way they can do this, holy crap no.
Anger: That’s really messed up. Ruination is an iconic beer with a 100 rating on Ratebeer and a world class rating on Beer Advocate. Idiots!
Bargaining: Ok Stone, give me another chance. I’m going to my local beer store to buy some right now, ok? Ok?!??
Depression: Ruination 2.0? Just not going to be the same. Man that really sucks.
And finally, acceptance: Ok, I get it. Ruination was seeing some decline in numbers and 2.0 is bound to be amazing. Way to stay relevant guys.
Then, after acceptance finally sank in, a final feeling swept over me: guilt. Continue reading How we’re killing craft beer classics: The death of Stone Ruination.
Hoppy has practically become as ubiquitous a word as ‘beer’ in the craft world and I can. not. stand it anymore!
“Wow, this beer is sooo hoppy.”
“Ew, I can’t stand hoppy beers.”
“What?! I LOVE hoppy beers!”
Before you get all in a huff, pointing out the zillion places I use the word hoppy in my blog posts, let me give you my reasoning. Continue reading Stop Calling Your Beer ‘Hoppy’