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The best beers are the ones you can drink

This is stupid. Simply stupid. No expletive needed.

10 Best Beer Investments For Your Cellar

Even aside from suggesting you cellar Pliny the Younger.

Look at Michael Jackson’s list of the 42 best beers in the world in 1982.

One thing they share in common is that if you showed up where they were brewed you could drink a pint, half liter, whatever.

That’s what you do with beer.

7 Responses to The best beers are the ones you can drink

  1. Peter H September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Shouldn’t that be a New Beer Rule?

  2. Sid Boggle September 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Apart from the stupidity of suggesting a beer like PtY, which Russian River has worked hard to prevent being sold on the spooge market, and beer in cans, the guy is simply legitimising the vile secondary market in rarez.

  3. Daniel September 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I’ll echo the sentiment toward the secondary market and agree entirely that beer is meant for drinking. I think that article wouldn’t have incited so much vitriol among us beer geeks had it been about cellaring beers with the intention of, you know, actually drinking them on down the road.

  4. Stan Hieronymus September 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Then we have this bit of news about TheStreet (where the story ran):

    In a move to acquire an audience of Wall Street insiders, TheStreet announced it’s buying financial publisher The Deal LCC for $5.8 million.

    The move comes as TheStreet, a digital media publication anchored by TV money guru Jim Kramer, tries to bolster its fortunes by reaching a more elite audience.

    I guess the cellaring story was also aimed at an elite audience.

  5. Steve September 13, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    Is “elite” a synonym for privileged? How about pretentious?

    When I think of “elite,” I usually think of well-trained experts in their fields, individuals who would not stoop to using the term to refer to themselves.

  6. Pivní Filosof September 13, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I couldn’t get past the first page. Awful, awful thing.

  7. Spartan September 18, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    That’s what we need, people with lots of money buying up beers.

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