Charles W. Wrote:There"s a simple answer: fine beer is not associated with fine dining. Think of it the opposite way: what restaurant has the finest beer list within 100 miles? A place that serves pizza. You'd never see a wine list that that matches your beer list at a bar/pizza place.
Also, you can place some blame where it is traditionally placed - with the mega beer producers and their obscene marketing budgets. Beer advertisements (which are driven by the BudMillerCoors folks) show their product associated with football, baseball. basketball, burgers, parties, and T&A young females - never with fine dining. Maybe when Chateau Mouton-Rothschild begins advertising during the Super Bowl or when Geek-Beer-Obscure-Brew starts catering to the $ 30+ entree crowd, the tide will turn on the wine vs. beer debate.