Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cricket Hill Brewery

I found this video to be pretty funny. The owner of a Fairfield, NJ brewery called Cricket Hill made a speech before a tasting at the brewery. The guy is like the Lewis Black of beer brewing - he gets so heated! To sum it up, the guy does NOT like Coors Light...personally, I think he's a little bitter that Coors Light outsells Cricket Hill in the state of NJ, but that's neither here nor there. I know Coors Light is a mass-produced crappy beer, but I gotta admit that it's pretty damn refreshing on a warm day...when I'm slumming down to a cheap beer, I'm Coors Light all the way. In fact, I have a large neon Coors Light sign lit up on my bedroom wall as I type this.

But at the same time, I get what he's saying...all of the large-budget breweries don't really make great beer (Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc.). But they have the money to advertise the crap out of the beer and therefore become "the standard." Price aside, if I had to choose between Coors Light and a microbrew, I'd choose microbrew without hesitation.

Here's the video:

I just bought tickets yesterday to the Garden State Craft Brewer's festival on the Battleship New Jersey in Camden being held at the end of June. I attended last year, and know for a fact that Cricket Hill was there. I'm wondering if this guy Rick Reed will be there this year...if so, I'm tempted to wear a Coors Light shirt and ask him to sign it.

P.S. I have a beer in the fridge that I'm having tonight called Belzebuth with a cartoonish picture of the devil on it. It's 13% abv so I guess the picture is warranted. No Coors Light tonight folks.


Dan said...

If this guy Rick is at the beer fest it will be worth the price of admission. Btw I think I might need to do a post on Rick Astley - that guy ruled.

David Oblas said...

stop ignoring my comments... this is a link for Dan -

KW said...

I didn't ignore any of your comments - I sure as hell am ignoring that link though.