« on: September 05, 2016, 05:25:48 PM »
Hard to say whether the greater distribution access and increased production capacities will result in altered recipes ultimately, but if it is truly about the beer in terms of your beer selection, one view is that it should not matter who is making it and how it is distributed, as long as it remains true to the original.
From my own perspective, the key is whether there is a significant barrier to entry into the marketplace preventing the making of beer for commercial sale. As long as the ability remains relatively easy to open a microbrewery, brew pub or similar self distributed operation, there is hope for craft beer. But as to distribution on a broader scale - I don't think that the big guys will allow the rules to change. They have retail shelf space and won't give that up.