Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hillsboro Hops and craft beer at a ballpark that matters.

Hillsboro is in Oregon, a place not only characterized by a plethora of craft beer, but also where sharp folks at newspapers write about their cornucopia on a regular basis.

Louisville is in Kentucky, where craft beer is on the rise, but you'd never know it, either when visiting the ballpark or reading local media.

Oh, well. First, a random selection of three previous articles discussing this phenomenon (or the absence of same):

Louisville Bats hypocrisy symbolized by a "can of corn."

Bats, Baseball, Beers and Bucks.

"No water in the lines": Even golf courses are getting crafted.

And on, and on, dating back to the 1990s. Geez, the Philistinism in Louisville can get tedious.

Let's get happier. Here's the Hillsboro link. Can you imagine a baseball general manager who looks at a reporter and says, ""The goal is to feature as many local craft beers as we can," while not crossing fingers behind his back and/or fondling the annual check from ABInBev?

Hillsboro Hops: Beer update, by Andrew Theen, The Oregonian

HILLSBORO – There will be beer.

The Hillsboro Hops are close to finalizing a concessions agreement related to the Class A professional baseball team's upcoming season, according to General Manager K.L. Wombacher.

"The goal is to feature as many local craft beers as we can," Wombacher said.

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