Last Thursday, on the eve of the North American Organic Brewers Festival, I posted a brief interview with beer writer and former organizer of the NAOBF Abe Goldman-Armstrong. The interview proved controversial, with Abe's claims of wrongdoing at festivals in previous years, including lack of payment to himself, breweries and charities. I encourage you to read the full post here.
Today I managed to catch up with Craig Nicholls, the owner/founder of the NAOBF and co-owner and founder of Roots Organic Brewing, for an interview. I got his take on the events of both NAOBF and the long rumored closure/sale of Roots Organic Brewing.
(Foreword: On Sunday I learned that Abe Goldman-Armstrong had been contacted by Craig last weekend and offered his remaining pay for last year. According to Abe, Teddy Peets, one of the new festival organizers, insisted on getting Abe a Cashier's Check for his overdue pay so that it would not bounce.)