NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07:  Chef Anthony Bourdain speaks onstage during the panel Anthony Bourdain talks with Patrick Radden Keefe at New York Society for Ethical Culture on October 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Why You'd Never See Anthony Bourdain With A Craft Beer
The late chef, author, and television host Anthony Bourdain was a beer drinker, pure and simple. As far as he was concerned, beer shouldn't ever be fancy.
Treating beer like a sacred beverage and discussing nuances and tasting notes was, for Bourdain, hogwash. Bourdain told Thrillist about one experience that shaped his opinion.
Bourdain was in San Francisco looking for a quick beer at a hole-in-the-wall bar, but when he popped into a place, he was surprised by what he saw.
He said, "The entire place was filled with people sitting there with five small glasses, [...] filled with different beers, taking notes [...] This is not what a bar is about."
Bourdain remarked that "People get all bent about it" regarding his unenthusiasm for craft beer. He wouldn't reject a good one, but made it clear: "I’m not going to analyze it."