Well-known TV chef Anthony Bourdain completely annihilates the craft beer scene.
In an interview with Thrillist, the TV personality delved into his disdain for craft beer, “You know, I haven’t made the effort to walk down the street 10 blocks to the microbrewery where they’re making some fucking Mumford and Sons IPA. People get all bent about it. But look, I like cold beer. And I like to have a good time. I don’t like to talk about beer, honestly. I don’t like to talk about wine. I like to drink beer. If you bring me a really good one, a good craft beer, I will enjoy it, and say so. But I’m not gonna analyze it.”
Although the craft beer scene has boomed in the past couple of years, Bourdain seems more than displeased. He continues with a visit to a craft beer pub, “… I noticed there was a wide selection of beers I’d never heard of. Which is fine. OK, I’m in some sort of brew pub. What’s good? But I looked around: the entire place was filled with people sitting there with five small glasses in front of them, filled with different beers, taking notes.”
“This is not a bar. This is fucking Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is wrong. This is not what a bar is about.”
“A bar is to go to get a little bit buzzed, and pleasantly derange the senses, and have a good time, and interact with other people, or make bad decisions, or feel bad about your life. It’s not to sit there fucking analyzing beer. It’s antithetical.”
It’s safe to say, Bourdain has been heavily trolled by craft beer lovers. But, we think he may have a point… What do you think?