One of the beers I picked up on Saturday was Sharp's Monsieur Rock.
This beer was brewed back in October when Sharp's were still a craft brewery. Since then they've been taken over by the Molson Coors industrial mega brewery. As Sharp's stopped being a craft brewery the moment the money changed hand I wondered what effect it had on the beer?
Like Schrödinger's cat it seem to be in a superposition of states: both craft beer and industrial beer. I was able to observe the beer in the bottle all I wanted but this did nothing to collapse the wave function. So I opened it.
Instantly the beer became one state, but which one? It was very pale, with a delicate hop aroma and an interesting flavour. The pale colour and the saaz hops were saying premium lager but there wasn't any of that unpleasant vegetable taste so it was quite like a golden ale too.
I'd happily drink it again, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again, so I wasn't sure whether this meant it was craft or industrial. Then I remembered that it was an interesting beer, and as this seems to be one of the most important characteristics of a craft beer it could only be in that state. Awesome.