"Did you try the Ninkasi?"I have worried that craft beer would be regarded as fuddy-duddy by the new generation--most of whom don't even remember a pre-craft era. Consequently, I've keeping an eye on the 20-somethings; so far I hadn't seen anything like the droves who turned out for the fest this weekend. They were there drinking some of the most intense beer brewed, at premium prices, and they were having a ball. It augurs well for the next decade or so.
"Yeah, it was fantastic."
"Really? I thought it was a little sharp. I just tried the Alaskan Porter. Amazing."
"Oh yeah? I'll give it a try."
More on the fest tomorrow. Teaser: the best beer at the Holiday Ale Fest wasn't an ale.