MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 02.09.15
I don’t know about you, but I’m glad I got those links out of the way last week. So to other stuff …
Prewar Japanese beer posters: the most beautiful ads ever made?
Before World War II “Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo were not known for their richly flavorful product, but could command richly evocative imagery for the posters and postcards that promoted it.” No kidding. Truly beautiful. [Via Boing Boing]
On Local Beer (And A Sudden Recant).
Zak Avery asks a question I don’t know how to answer in his conclusion (sorry, no spoilers). Maybe you can. [Via Are You Tasting the Pith?]
Watch the Draught Burton Ale promotional video
Glimmer of hope for Draught Burton Ale from boss of Carlsberg.
New Draught Burton Ale aims to be ‘close to original’
Engagement matters (see “On Local Beer”). [Via Burton Mail and Morning Advertiser, h/T @zythophiliac]
How Women Brewsters Saved the World.
Tara Nurin (official historian of the Pink Boots Society) explores the history of women and beer from prehistoric times up through Prohibition. More recommended reading on this topic: “Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World.” [Via Craft Beer & Brewing]
Over a barrel.
Real Ale’s Erik Ogershok tells The Austin Chronicle smaller brewers are finding it hard to obtain barrels in which to age their beers. Several other brewers have been saying the same thing for a while prices are going up and they are expected to return barrels after using them. This isn’t universal. Ogershok points out breweries with large barrels programs are able to get them in volume. Barrel-aged beers aren’t going away. [Via the Austin Chronicle]
Growers Are Making Bank on This Green, Fragrant Bud. No, Not That One.
Another example of how hops grown outside the American Northwest are attracting attention. Most striking visually is to compare the chart labeled “Where hops are grown” with the one labeled “Hops in new places.” Same data, different scale. [Via Mother Jones]
Lexington Gets a Release.
Jeff Rice on lines. “The craft beer revolution grants us the right to stand in line in order to buy goods to consume like we do elsewhere in capitalist culture. Craft beer therefore, liberates us to be like any other consumer. The most basic aspect of any liberation movement – in theory – is not to overthrow and replace, but to be accepted as the rest. In that sense, craft beer lines equate lines to buy special video game releases or to rush a Walmart cash register the day after Thanksgiving. We’re just the same as everyone else. We like waiting in line.” [Via Make Mine Potato]