So I just read an article posted to esquire.com, and apparently the Walmart exclusive craft brand isn’t what it says it is…
Now, I’ve seen these brews sitting in the cooler and wondered why I’ve never even heard of Trouble Brewing. Well, apparently it’s just a name that the beer is contract brewed under, and it’s actually brewed by Genesee. You know, the one that pumps Genesee Cream Ale. Which I suppose isn’t a bad choice when you’ve only got $1 to spend on beer. A place I hope I never find myself. I’m personally glad I never tried any of these. I hate to be snobbish about beer, but don’t pretend you’re something you’re not.
Does anyone remember Genesee Salted Caramel Porter? Maybe it was a stout? I don’t remember and I’ve drank it. They also had two others I’ve never bothered trying. By the way, the Salted Caramel Whatever wasn’t good, which is probably why they stopped trying to sell it here in MI.
In case anyone didn’t know, Genesee is also owned by North American Breweries, which includes Labatt, Magic Hat, and Seagram’s FMB’s.
So, apparently there’s a man in Ohio who’s suing Walmart for marketing this beer as craft in a Class Action Lawsuit. I wonder if he’ll get anything… If you’re going to buy this, know what you’re buying. Genesee doesn’t make good craft beer.
End. Of. Story.