Well, this is bizarre:
An explosion in independently-run [American] microbreweries producing lovingly-created, strong, pungent, flavour-rich ales has transformed the reputation of the product.
But it is not only traditional aficionados of ale who have been won over by this American revolution.
Somehow, beer from the United States has become not just widely respected, but achingly fashionable.
I mean, this wasn’t the idea. People just wanted domestic beer that didn’t suck. It was never anybody’s intention to actually sell this stuff outside our borders. Or get a non-ironic reputation for them.
Swear to God.
PS: When Jimmy Carter eventually has to stand before a perfect Judge and explain his actions and his stewardship to Him, there will be many things that Carter will be forced to make answer for (as will be true for all of us, of course). But he will be able to at least say, I made it possible for my countrymen to have domestic beer worth drinking again. This is a true thing, whether you wish to hear it, or not.