My friend Pete Slosberg noticed something different in a comic strip and sent it to me yesterday. It’s a recent Non Sequitur cartoon by Wiley Miller. Read it all the way down the last panel. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Meet you at the end.
That’s the first I know of a craft beer being mentioned in a nationally syndicated comic strip, in this case specifically Shipyard Ale from Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine. That’s pretty cool, in my humble opinion.
I’ll assume you consider Corsendonk a craft beer. Get Fuzzy has mentioned it at least twice over the years. I found one of from 2004 – http://comics.com/get_fuzzy/2004-08-07/.
Well, yes and no. It’s certainly a hand-crafted beer and in the same spirit as American craft beers, but having been around since 1398 it doesn’t feel as impressive as a small brewery from Maine being mentioned after being in business only fourteen years. But it’s also cool, though how drinks Corsendonk out of the bottle?