Beer writer responds to the article that crashed our website


Who: Our beer beat writer Jonathan Wells broke our website last week with high traffic to his article ‘No more free passes: Not every craft brewery is good and we need to admit it.’ After seeing tons of reactions, we had to get him on the podcast to tell his side of the story and what sparked him to write this article.

What: Sean Clark-Weis and Sallie Funderburk discuss with Jonathan what makes craft beer subpar, the controversial comments to his article, some of his favorite craft beers in Charlotte and more.

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  1. IPAs are an easy way to sell sub par beer to millennials, just over hop your crummy beer and the oblivious people will never know.


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