Market forces vs hyped beers episode 3,243,129. Found this at reddit where I learned from the comments that Westy 12 is essentially the same beer as St Bernardus Abt 12. Pretty standard analysis, the line that really caught me though was: "The unusual thing is that in contrast to antiques or rare stamps, the scarcity value of beer is artificial in nature as breweries can simply brew more of a particular beer or distribute it more widely"
The implication that brewers don't face trade offs with the their production and distribution beer is a silly argument to make.
Reddit discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/beer/comments/o9i1h/andy_crouch_cultism_is_giving_beer_a_bad_name_and/