I am failing to understand how drinking local is a negative "fad" of craft beer. The movement of buying locally-produced products (especially food) has been picking up steam in the past few years, mostly because people are tired of mass-produced garbage. Craft beer, as a consumable product, has just gotten swept up into that I don't believe that people honestly purchase bad beer just because it is local. That notion just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I'm from Michigan, and you're damn right that I'm going to purchase and support beers from Founders, Bell's, Shorts, and my solid local micro-breweries such as Liberty Street well before brews from other states. I don't see where that is a bad thing.