Pick Six: 6 beers from true craft breweries that you should drink this month
Pick Six is The A.V. Club’s monthly recommendations for the beers we’re currently digging.
On June 2, it came to light that one of the longest-running beer review sites, RateBeer.com, had sold a minority stake to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s venture capital arm, ZX Ventures. As if that weren’t upsetting enough to beer nerds, the sale went down in October, but Rate Beer didn’t announce it until after an article outed the move. This added fuel to the anti-AB InBev fire that had been burning brighter than ever after everything that happened in May (especially its acquisition of Wicked Weed Brewery).
The fallout was swift. Breweries started making public requests to be removed from Rate Beer. Rate Beer refused. Some beer writers even tried to backwards engineer the Rate Beer “Best Brewery” rating formula to explain some sketchy results.
As Rate Beer’s esteem among …