Don Russell puts its this way in his weekly Joe Sixpack column:
You don’t drink organic beer because it’s healthier for you than conventional beer.
You drink it because it makes you feel better about your choices as just another depersonalized consumer in the world’s mammoth industrialized food production chain, a system that devalues labor, rapes the environment and enriches multinational agriculture conglomerates.
You might also insist that it taste good, but then supporting sustainable agriculture may already make it taste better to you.
Russell then examines if the fact that Anheuser-Busch is testing an organic beer, Wild Hop Lager, means a trend could be emerging. If A-B gets involved in organic then the ingredients available to those looking for organic beers will become much more easy to obtain – and we could see even more organic beers.
Just so they taste good.