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Editor's Note: Independent Craft Beer Needs Independent Media

Our Editorial Director talks about the importance of independent media in an age where the lines are blurred.

Jamie Bogner Nov 4, 2017 - 4 min read

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This is the editors note from the Best In Beer 2017 issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Recently, the Brewers Association (the trade group that represents the interests of craft brewers in the United States, for those who aren’t familiar) rolled out a new symbol for member brewers that fall under their definition of “craft” to use to differentiate themselves from non-craft breweries owned by AB-InBev, MolsonCoors, and friends.

It’s a move I applaud and support wholeheartedly, even if the aesthete in me wishes the logo design were a bit more compelling. You can’t always get what you want, but at least we’ve got what we need.

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Jamie Bogner is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email him at [email protected].