I like the comparison between Hazies and Mongolian hordes, its the fall of Rome,GA!
Oh that is sad. I only had one of their beers I think, but still sad to see America’s only trappist brewery go.
It is nice to know that beer journalism continues to decline in quality. Spencer closed not b/c of IPAs but marketing, price point, and producing a mediocre product.
I actually liked their beers, but the price point was hard to swallow most of the time. Hard for them to compete with a lot of other Trappist or Trappist-adjacent breweries that are pumping out beer just as good (or better) at a better price.
Would be have been wild to see the Monks embrace hazy IPAs or pastry stouts though.