Another month is in the books and 2017 is flying by. I reviewed a total of 15 brews in the month of June! These rankings highlight my thoughts of each beer from worst to first and are purely my opinion. You may not agree, and that's completely fine!
Founded in 2007, Southern Star is a rapidly growing brewing company based in Conroe, TX. Despite its short operational history, Southern Star has steadily grown its name and distribution. The brewery now distributes its wares in Texas, Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina.
Blue Moon has drawn significant controversy as some believe it is masquerading as a craft beer, despite being brewed by one of the largest brewing companies on the planet. This issue escalated with a 2015 class action lawsuit, alleging Blue Moon of using inappropriate branding tactics to capitalize on the growing trend of craft brews.
In 2016, Paulaner produced 1 million hectoliters (thats 26,417,205.2 gallons) of beer which is consumed in over80 countries. This translates to 211,337,641.6 pints of Paulaner consumed in one calendar year, which is fairly impressive in my eyes.
After Japanese surrender and withdrawal, the brewery was acquired by the Tsui family and watched over by the Chinese government. In 1949, after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Tsui family's shares were confiscated and the brewery became property of the Chinese government.
Interestingly, the original brewery was dismantled during WW1. In 1916, the German military seized the brewery's equipment to meet the needs of their war efforts. After the war, a struggling brewery was acquired, becoming Lefebvre's home until this day.