I thoroughly enjoyed this article and I think you will too.
From this dismal place, the United States is now the most vibrant beer culture in the world. Far from representing the nadir, American craft brewers now inspire bastions like England, Germany and Belgium to re-examine their own traditions and to invent new ones. American brews have kindled craft beer movements in unexpected places like Italy, Japan and Mexico. While the craft beer revolution in this country struck hard in the 1980s and ’90s, the last 10 years have seen an almost rocket-like acceleration around the world. Sales of mass-market beers have been stagnant or declining for years now, while craft-beer sales keep growing. In putting together the “Oxford Companion” now, Mr. Oliver has captured the blossoming of a global beer culture at a thriving moment.
Beer is newsworthy. Does this mean it’s time to change the name of the section to something different than “Dining & Wine” ????????????
Answer: Yes. I think something like “Digress & Digest” or “Chews & Booze” or “Put It in Your Face Hole.” I mean, what’s with the formalities anyways NYT? Get over yourself already.