Many will find themselves unable-to-even with this.
While green bottles permit the risk of light struck/skunky character, I feel they add character, even beyond skunkiness. So many breweries have attempted to mimic the classic Saison Dupont yeast profile, and I feel what is most often missing is the light struck character that is integral to the profile of that beer.
Talk about bucking a trend. I’m not sure I believe the earnestness of what really feels like a stunt, but it does make more sense with the philosophy at Jester King specifically:
We allow our beer to pick up “peripheral” character that deviates from guidelines, whether it’s a bit of oak, Brettanomyces, or lactic acidity. Horse barn, goat sweat, and brett character are embraced, yet skunkiness is considered a flaw.
That’s a fair point and all, but I suspect that I’ll still prefer my beer un-skunked forever.