- Jul 21, 2019
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My money is on overly hopped lager for the new fad.No, I agree. If I wanted to drink something that looked and tasted like boozy fruit juice I'd buy fruit juice and cheap vodka. Don't get me wrong, there's a a place for the style but the proliferation at the expense of variety isn't good.
The "trendy" nature of craft beer is its most irritating aspect, in my opinion. That said, I minded a lot less when west coast IPAs were in vogue at the beginning of the craft beer explosion as I much preferred that style, and it seemed there were fewer terrible examples of the style around (at least at first!).
It'll be interesting to see how many modern beers stand the test of time. I'd hazard a guess that with very few exceptions none of them will be on the shelves in 10-20 years. I think NEIPA is reaching the limit of its popularity now though, bets on what'll be the next fad?