On Crafts and Conflicts

The debate amongst readers continues apace today as our commentary on the Consumer Reports piece has brought forth passions on all sides. Many distributors are noting that's not the distributor or big suppliers, but really the retailer that is pushing back on taking more SKUs. "Craft brewers are getting most of what they want out of the three-tier system," says one distributor. "But it's that 20% of what they can't get that creates the conflict."

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