Sunday, March 21, 2010

Banal writing about beer

This article at is a smarmy, uninformed, and, ultimately, frustratingly droll piece regarding the so-called relative places of beer and wine in American culture.

It isn't until the third from last paragraph in the piece (regarding how the development of one type of beer--bland American-style pilsener--went hand-in-hand with the development of industrial technologies) that I agreed with anything the author writes. I guess this proves that one need not really know anything about what one is writing about in order to get something published. In this way, the article is also a great example of constructing a straw man to dismantle subsequently with half-considered, generalized banalities.



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