(Update)There’s no such thing as craft beer, only crap beer.



To everything there is a season — a phrase that applies especially to beer.

And on Saturday, around 20 craft brewing companies are bringing the season’s best bounty to the table at the Second Annual Lowell Brew Fest sponsored by Major’s Pub and the Athenian Corner restaurant.

“It’s the best time of year for brewers,” says Corey Belanger, event organizer and owner of Major’s Pub. “The beer is big on flavor and a lot of new things enter the mix, like Harpoon’s cider.”

Update: Apparently this event was like a month ago. Sue me. You can still drink craft beer, and you probably can still do it in the Athenian corner parking lot.

The biggest disservice to Craft Beer is calling it Craft Beer. There’s only good beer and bad beer. The reality is that brewing is on a totally different level than it was 20 years ago. Techniques, flavors, real capital investment, are among the many factors that are yielding much better beer. There’s a reason cans of Heady Topper are selling for $15 a can on Ebay…it’s a great beer.
Corey Belanger is right…you owe it to yourself to start diving into these flavors…even if you have to spend a $20 to hang out in the Athenian Corner parking lot for a night.

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