I hope that this does not change how NB does business. They have always been reasonably priced or the best with great customer service. I buy some of my stuff from them but no one online can beat prices on the bulk items I buy like sacks of grain. Shipping is too expensive. So to the LHBS I go. Neither one can beat bulk hops direct from a hop farm.
I stumbled onto the forum a long time ago, was asked to moderate but never had any requirements to meet. Found it to be one of the most friendly forums of any kind. If that doesn’t change, not all that much will change for me.
I do not like how big brewing controls the distributorship. Distributor A can not deliver the same beer distributor B sells. “A” strong arms a bar into selling their product by making them a “deal” they can’t refuse. B replies with something else. Sure that’s business but in the mean time customers may not get what they want. I can see this at the bar just up the street from us. My wife drinks Miller Lite. He did not have it for months because he was either battling the Miller distrib or the Bud one gave him a great deal on something. It got to the point where she said “let’s not come here anymore” sad since it is within walking distance and no others are. Miller is back now thankfully.