Some of you might remember less than a year ago when writer Aaron Goldfarb and those master cicerones paraded out this tired, hyperbolic article on beer muling:
So then in response, DDB rolled out this old chestnut:
Welp, no less than ten months later, those content farmers at First We Feast and that indefatigable Aaron Goldfab have posted essentially, the exact same cake of bungtrub:
Sure, DDB is the last place to complain about shitty derivative content, but the problem is FirstWeFeast is your aunt’s website for pseudo gourmands and I will have this stupid garbage sent to me at least 20 times. It celebrates the shitlord paradigm of hoarding, truck chasing, coveting limited releases, and introduces beta casuals to an already teeming market of filthy manchildren who derive their self esteem from bottles of sugarwater.
Hot gems of wisdom:
“track the cargo relentlessly”
“Buy More than Is Reasonable…or Allowed”
“Form a Beer Nerd Coalition…[and act like total covetous pricks.]”
among other erudite pearls of knowledge.
Sure, maybe the article is being written ironically, or maybe it is needling the culture for comically rapacious habits: but it should make that clear at the outset. Once BeerAdvocate silenced all of the morally reprehensible and ethically bankrupt traders who are new to the scene, every other beer site/group has had to pick up the slack. Articles like these just reinforce the greed and bottle maximizing that is going to full secondary valuations.
This article might have been more relevant say, six years ago, when your local store didn’t have incredible barrel aged stouts, saisons and wild ales turding it up on the shelves. At that time you actually HAD to trade if you wanted an approximation of a beer. Now it is filled with FirstWeHoard assholes attempting to excise every last drop out of their ethanol portfolios.
Less articles like this. Less people like this. BA please allow comments again and remove the trade restrictions, the rest of the craft beer world simply cannot deal with the ignorant dipshits you have cultivated in the turd filled child pool and now they are spilling into other backyards, turds in hand.