09 January 2008

NYT on Extreme Beers

The New York Times has an article on extreme beers and the 'constant game of "Can you top this?"' played among US breweries. Garrett Oliver particpates in the NYT tasting (won by Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial I.P.A.) and isn't a big fan of this trend. I sympathize, but am also excited by the fact that American brewers and drinkers are always looking to push limits. If the US is to have a role in the international beer community, surely this is it. And what is more American than the notion that anything can be improved by simply adding more?

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