SEATTLE – Keynote Speech – Craft Brewers Conference


by Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

“Like a Rolling Stone” is punk rock – just as much as Bad Brains , DJ Herc and Black Flag were 20 years ago and Neko Case, the Roots and Green Day are today –I’m talking about punk rock as a subversive ideal not the three-cords and a mosh-pit definition. The punk rock aesthetic mirrors the craft beer aesthetic – both are vehicles for the countercultural attitudes that provoke social upheaval against the status quo. A country that is drinking 80% of its beer as light lagers made from one of three breweries is in need of a little upheaval.

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