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Do we blame the beer or something else?

We interrupt the silence here for two quick links.

In fact I’d collected a bunch of stories during the last several days that I put the much of the beer world at arm’s length (in other words, I could still reach for a pint). I planned a “beer linkorama” today. There’s the madness in San Diego to comment on, Slate’s take on the Miller Lite ad campaign, several interesting blind tastings, more on corks, etc. But you’ve probably already seen those things.

Instead I suggest you start with Pete Brown’s “CAMRA’s noxious culture of entitlement.”

Read the comments, give it some thought.

Before you dismiss such boorish behavior as specific to a few bearded oafs in the UK consider the question it provokes from Alan McLeod: “Where Else Hides The Culture of Entitlement?”

This isn’t just about beer and I don’t think it is a generational thing, but I suspect you can easily add to Alan’s list of five.

4 Responses to Do we blame the beer or something else?

  1. Alan May 4, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Apparently, it was Protz!

    One does giggle at such moments.

  2. Pete Brown May 5, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    Alan, words fail me, they really do this time. In the words of one of the UK’s most reactionary, bigoted right-wing columnists, “You couldn’t make it up.”

  3. Jeff Redding May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Pete definitely stirred up some people with that post. Like Alan McLeod, it inspired me to write our own blog entry.

    Rather than join in the fray, though, I talked about some things we share on this side of the pond (the culture of entitlement), and some things we don’t have (traditional pub culture).

    Big fan of Appellation Beer. Keep it up!

  4. Kristen England May 6, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    I love this stuff. Pete draws out the whole scenario. Roger says he’s wrong and that it was in fun. It very much reminds me when I do something to piss off the misses. Honey, ‘When you make that face I was only joking!’ hahahah

    I’m assuming that the brewery didn’t lay into these people people of ‘who’ they were? So a regular Johnny Jerkass would have been asked to leave?

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