I believe we now have over 3,000 breweries opened in the US. Unfortunately many don’t have a clue what they are doing. I happened to be at a brewpub last night which has stopped brewing in that restaurant and trucks in kegs from elsewhere. The beer was not stellar, in fact only one was worth a flip. It was a really sad state of affairs because it was a place I once visited quite often and now will probably not return since there are greener pastures. I’m pleased we have so many breweries opened and in planning across the US, but I’m worried 25-30% of them are not making beer worthy of their patrons. There is no reason to be serving beer people don’t desire a second pint of and when eight people at a table have tried most everything and have given up it tells you there could be an issue somewhere. So if you are a brewery or have plans to open one, please get a tasting panel which consists of more than your buddies to do an evaluation and offer suggestions for improvement. I know I’ve always though life is too short to drink bad beer and last night my time, time I cannot get back, was wasted.