Craft Beer is Losing its Regionality
What is regionality?
regionality | /ˌriːdʒəˈnalɪti/
1. Regional nature or character.
Tons of choices, little space
Walk down any aisle at the liquor store and you'll see ten times the amount of variety that existed even just seven or eight years ago. You also see brands that previously only came through trades or hauled back in suitcases from vacations, just sitting there collecting dust. My worry is that the craft beer industry, as it expands and makes beer available in more places, is losing the regionality that made many brands so great.I know it's a natural course of business, but in the course of things we have seen some brands expand too quickly and ultimately suffer for it. The consumer in me does enjoy finding great beer at our local stores, but as other breweries enter our market, it will inevitably affect the shelf space for our local breweries.What do you think?