when i saw the simple heads up, i knew some old salty dog would respond. And including HIPAA in his response made my day.Someone on the ‘ole CBS listserv is absolutely IRATE that an upcoming local beer fest will require proof of vaccination to enter. His freedoms are being trampled!
Just wait until they exercise their freedom to boot him from the mailing list.
I saw Michael Roper posted on a Facebook group that they did indeed make an effort to host Zwanze again this year but were not given the chance. Someone else said there is no current Cantillon distributor in Chicago and that is why. But I'm not sure if that is the case. I know DoRight was the most recent distributor when Shelton was still around but I'm guessing they haven't been able to get an agreement with the new importer(s) (whoever that is).I wouldn’t be surprised if they were asked and turned it down because of the safety precautions they were taking and uncertainty.
I hope this is the case. I enjoyed the Half Acre wild program, but at the same time, there are many of their beers just rotting on shelves so I can't say I'm shocked at this news. I hope they (and other breweries in similar situations) are able to find a way to produce a few interesting wild releases each year, but it just might not be feasible given the infection risk to their staples.I am wondering if breweries that don't make mixed culture their primary focus can keep making them as what I would call a side project in this more crowded market.