The yuppies are still drinking martinis and the hipsters are sticking with PBR and their little sisters' jeans.
The beer market is exploding and is actually gaining ground on wine. Beer has actually been labeled as the "new wine," as more and more people are reaching for the bottle instead of the glass these days. Beer (for the most part) is less expensive than wine, it comes in more varieties and a serving of beer has more volume than a serving of wine. It's a win-win and I'm ****ing pumped! Restaurants are beefing up their beer selection and breweries are getting more creative. For instance, Rogue Brewery has created a Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale and Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter ale. What do you get with wine? Red, white or red? Come on!
I'll break out the Natty Boh every once in a while (Baltimore roots), but I mostly stick to IPAs these days. Still hooked on Stone's IPA.
Amen to that. I can't wait to have a nice local IPA tonight. COAST and Westbrook make some great examples.
I drink PBR. For the following reasons: It's cheep. It tastes like beer. I do drink an assortment of IPAs but they get expensive. Drink an Arrogant Bastard at the Fat P, then Drink a 16 oz PBR. Lather Rinse Repeat.