I think when one look at brewery’s selection, they might have one or two of these labels amid a dozen others. I think people putting these things together don’t see themselves really contributing to a problem as they have just ONE label out of their line up with a tongue in cheek name and maybe a pinup.
But when you gather that one label from a couple dozen different brewers, it does make things look bad. Or at least gives one pause.
I guess one can argue what is or isn’t offensive and/or sexist, but from the marketing orgs stand point, it makes sense to curb advertising to try to present the industry in the best light possible.
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At the same time, and with no less conviction, I resent this as an attack on the sense of playfulness and individuality that seems to be unique to microbreweries in this age of bland corporate homogeneity. Are we destined to live in a world where every thought and action must be filtered lest it offends someone?
I said, and will say again, that for a lot of people, the positives of the policy, and the prospect of no longer being confronted by this crap far outweigh concerns of homogeny. Anyone who has seen the huge variety that exists currently and already meets these standards can see that that is not going to happen.
That’s funny, because I never said that. I only said that there is loads of individuality and creativity to be had without sexism or sexually charged packaging.
Right, the threat of “don’t ask for too much” or else ladies!
I can’t say they go out of their way to avoid sexism in their marketing, but they never seem to have gone to that dark place to begin with. Most of these seasonals have been around since shortly after they opened in 2011.
I have used beers to cook before You can use chocolate stouts in pancake or waffle mixes (i suppose in other baking applications too). I have made black bean soup with a really smoky porter as well and it was very delicious.
Breweries that sell delicious beer? Here’s a few I’m familiar with: