Beers are ranked by consumers and I think that’s great. There is this ongoing debate about whether or not to rate breweries now. Many people on both sides of the argument, as you can imagine.
I think we should rate/rank them. Mostly because I think it would increase involvement in local beer scenes. I also think that competition, direct non-litigious competition, is a healthy thing. And good breweries make good beer.
Brewing is not a competitive sport but it is a competitive industry. Small breweries are popping up everywhere, trademark lawsuits are popping up everywhere, documentaries are popping up everywhere…welcome to big business craft beer.
What do you think? Should we rank breweries?