Beer Industry Reacts to ‘The New Yorker’ Cover
Brewer, San Francisco
Progress, I love progress! It will still take a while. On the day that Westvleteren was released in the United States, I happened to have had a reservation at a James Beard Award-winning restaurant in San Francisco. I brought a bottle of Westy 12 and a recently released bottle of the Firestone Walker Anniversary beer to share with the chef/owner. He introduced me to his wine/beer sommelier to also share the bottles. This expert hadn’t heard of Westvleteren and thought Firestone Walker was a winery. At least they liked the beers. Progress, I love progress!