First, thanks for choosing my favorite tap room in CA as a whole. Mighty proud that Scott and company have kept true to the pub in providing solid selections of amazingly crafted beers. Keep it up! Zot Zot! now to my gripe...
You knock the college generation as if though, the craft beer scene has been vibrant and strong since the turn of the 20th century. Lets be honest here, since the late 80's craft beer has been "above" the BMC products of coors/bud/miller and the student body at UC Irvine have been enjoying craft beer since the mid/late 90's when the old-pub was open (not to mention average age of the population of undergrads in under 21, so basically it seems you're generalizing the graduate student body avg age of 26/27, you know the PhD/Masters students, into "college kids" http://www.oir.uci.edu/enr/IIA11-mean-age-by-level.pdf). Everyone knows we are not drinking PBR, given you didn't accuse us of that blatantly but you inferred it within your statements (IF, you would like too see PBR consumed in mass quantity come move to Oregon, where we are the craft capital, and also the LARGEST consumer of PBR on the national scale). A college student today, is very aware of the craft beer scene, have you watched television in the last decade? Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams alone, have had commercials for years. Not to mention the only reason a pub would have the slightest chance at getting even 1, 5-gallon corney of PtY is because of its' established presence (maybe we should ask vinny?) especially in a community LACKING beer enthusiasm, as a whole. Given the OC has grown leaps and bounds since I'd say 2004 with various tap rooms and breweries opening within the county lines (props to Bruery, bootleggers, backstreet, HB brew Tustin brew, etc) I think to taint my Anthill Pub with jargon of "dealing with college kids is worth it for a chance at their booze" are you kidding me, you just became a hypocrite by holding craft beer on a pedestal and then generalizing it to "booze" Check yourself before you PBR yourself.
2009 UCI Graduate.
may the old pub R.I.P.