Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Coomes: "Beer is booming in the Bluegrass."

And it's another fine essay on locally brewed craft beer by Steve Coomes. Speaking for myself, it isn't just that I have too little time to write about beer the way I once did. It's also that others are writing about beer, and quite well. I can barely keep track of regional developments, and that's a very good thing, indeed.

It doesn’t rival bourbon, but beer is booming in the Bluegrass, by Steve Coomes (Insider Louisville)

 ... Jason Schuster, specialty beer brands manager for River City Distributing, and one of two certified Cicerones (beer experts) in the state, attributed part of the beer boom to the area’s long-established restaurant scene.

“When you have a great restaurant selection like we do, and you have open-minded chefs who try lots of different things, you attract diners who like that kind of food,” he said. “It’s only natural that people who love that kind of food would be open to trying different kinds of beer … and our sales increases prove that people want much more than standard lagers.”

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