I talked with the Brewing Network crew on Tuesday night about The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution, and we fell to chatting about restaurants and beer. Not necessarily brewpubs and beer, mind you, or even craft-beer bars and beer (here’s my take on the 12 hottest said craft-beer bars nationwide right about now, by the way).
Instead, we talked about the fact that even today, 40-some years into the palatal shift that has been the American craft beer movement, your average fine restaurant, especially outside of the nation’s biggest cities, will, however trendy, likely have a thick wine list that Robert Parker couldn’t maneuver with ease, even given the whole evening, and then a beer list divided solely into “Imports” or “Domestics.”
It’s around the 1:25:30 mark.
· The 12 Hottest Craft Beer Bars in America Right Now [TomAcitelli.com]