I don’t see any right or wrong in the growing tasting room vs. bar debate. I like drinking great beer at either.
But here’s my take (and make sure you read this first):
Without on-site tasting rooms and restaurants, many small breweries could not sustain themselves. Likewise, without retail partners, breweries cannot grow.
No breweries, no beer, nothing to sell, nothing to boycott. Nobody wants that.
Everybody who cares about the future of Philadelphia’s craft beer world needs to sit down, crack open a cold one and sort this thing out.