This is a big reason why we have switched to visiting microbreweries. They are still about fun, good conversation, good music and they encourage a casual youthful atmosphere. And it’s more affordable. If it doesn’t taste good, so what, we haven’t spent a lot of money and we still had a fun time. This is what we share with our twenty-something kids and it’s where the next generation is heading. It will be a sad day when more of the local microbreweries are taken over by the big corporations and lose the sense of community that they have now.