How Mill Street Brewery Remains A Close Family of Punks in a World of Corporate Beer

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In his book Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo, Andy Greenwald shares the words of Joe Carroll from punk band The Insurgent, when describing what punk means to him.

Punk is the combination of not caring at all and caring a whole lot. It’s like, all right, fuck the system, yeah. But let’s try and create something in opposition to that, more than just singing about it.

In a way, it’s a perfect analogy for the craft beer industry.

As the antithesis to bland “corporate beer” (think Miller, Budweiser, Molson, etc.), craft beer is a [perceived] small movement of brewers dedicated to the craftsmanship of  beer as it’s meant to be.

In North America, the craft beer industry has seen a resurgence in recent years, as beer drinkers begin to reflect the approach of wine drinkers, and demand beer brewed with a certain level of quality and ingredients.

Recently, I had the pleasure of being invited to hang out with Mill Street Brewery, …

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