I am writing to express my outrage at the lack of free beer on brewery tours. As a lover of craft beer and an avid tour-goer, I have had the pleasure of visiting many breweries over the years. And let me tell you, there is nothing more disappointing than paying for a tour and not getting a single taste of the goods.
What kind of twisted logic is this? We pay for the tour, we listen to the spiel about the brewing process, and yet we are denied the chance to sample the end result? It’s like going to a restaurant and ordering a meal, only to be told that you can’t taste a single bite. It’s an insult to the customer and an affront to common sense.
Breweries are in the business of selling beer, not giving it away for free. I get that. But come on, a little generosity goes a long way. A few free samples can be the difference between a satisfied customer and a disgruntled one. And in today’s competitive craft beer market, every customer counts.
Furthermore, free samples are a crucial part of the brewery tour experience. They allow us to fully appreciate the flavors and nuances of each brew and make informed decisions about what we want to buy. Without them, the tour becomes a dry, academic exercise, devoid of the fun and excitement that should be at its core.
So I say to all breweries out there: do the right thing and include free samples on your tours. Your customers (and their taste buds) will thank you.
Write an angry letter to the editor, as if written by Hunter S. Thompson, that complains about how brewery tours should always include free samples of beer.