There is some peculiar back story with the 28YO Hirsch; it was barreled and the company was sold, and then sold again, and when it was finally bottled it was extraordinary.
Not likely I’ll be buying a bottle of that soon either.
Oh oh. A craft beer fight may be brewing. (sorry for the bad pun) A couple weekends ago, I was sitting in a low budget restaurant with family, when my beer snob son asked "What's on tap?" I'd already glanced across the bar and saw the few choices. Besides, I was driving, so I was drinking tap water. I could hardly hide my chuckles as the waitress read off "Canadian, Export, Blue, Coors Lite...oh, and I forgot..." I watched a glimmer of desperate hope flit across the young mans's face just before she finished her list..."Labatt 50." He withered and mumbled "Umm. Maybe I'll just a refill of water." She shrugged her shoulders and fetched the water. Ha! I felt his disappointment.A good craft beer IS the good stuff.