Beer snobs are the worst of the bunch. You know the old joke about cheap beer being like having sex in a canoe? I will take a beer that's "fucking near water" every night of the week over combing out my neck beard while arguing about hop varieties.Not surprisingly, plenty of vitriol has followed, but the article especially struck a nerve with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, who posted a response over on GQ that says, in part:
It's not the fancy beer you don't like. You don't like us, your people. You have a "tenuous relationship with the Epicurean snob set?" You are the epicurean snob set! I've seen you with champagne in one hand and a Noma lamb leg in the other, chatting up celebrities. Why you frontin'? You spent your first three paragraphs insulting people just like you…is the cash, fame and luxury not working out?If nothing else, it's an entertaining debate (case in point: the response from Evil Twin Brewing's Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso), but what are your thoughts? Chime in over on our Twitter page.