Craft Beer is a huge industry. Our good friends who own a restaurant do tremendous business having tastings there. The idea of micro breweries making small batches of the stuff you can't buy in a massive liquor store is very appealing to some people.
We went to a Craft Beer Tasting or whatever you call it at a farm in Barre and since there were three of us we got to try a few different kinds.
The colors vary from black to light brown, and the degree of thickness is ranges from something that resembles brown water to so thick you could stand a pencil up in it.
I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try a bunch and see what all the fuss was about-- what we got were three very expensive HUGE glasses of a range of ugh to bleech and from the tastings a whole bunch in between. The HUGE glasses were soon undrinkable as they got warm in the sun that was beating down on us-- we looked at each other after a few minutes and decided to leave.
So I don't get Craft Beer. I don't get beer in general. It's thick and heavy, it often tastes like someone or something relieved itself in your glass and its loaded with calories. Even the light stuff at 90 calories a bottle is ridiculous. I'd rather have a Big Mac than five beers-- and that's the other thing-- beer is so low in alcohol content that you have to have about ten of them before you get even the slightest buzz so what's the point? My Gin and Tonic is about 35 calories and the way I mix 'em two of them are enough to get them up on their feet.