Also, other thing that came up since I started looking into craft beer: who's responsibility is it to make sure that if you're teaching a beer tasting class, most of them are not drunk by the end? We've all taken the "Serves" I'm assuming. If I take a beer tasting class and the prof is getting most of them drunk bc he is incapable of pacing the class properly...who's responsibility is that? In a like official college context. I'm inclined to say the profs. Or at least 50-50.
Why? Bc everyone is trying to just get a career started and enough of them are actually trying to convert their mild alcoholism INTO a career and if no one is there to ensure the right tone ...well drunk ppl do stupid shit, and ppl are gonna get hurt. And girls are gonna get hit on a little too much and someone will probably end up with a DUI or wrapped around a post. I think this is a topic we need to get on board for when dealing with an industry that has a DUI aspect to it. And bc I generally really like going to breweries and nothing puts a crimp in the mood worse then some idiot getting totally wasted in a corner. Its just not a good experience. I'm there for the local food and awesome beer and fun stories, not to watch where I step to avoid the vomit outside (yea, that happens and it sucks.)