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Monday beer links: Business & craft; technology & craft

MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, MUSING 09.25.17

– I expect that this already fascinating conversation with the co-founders of Scofflaw Brewing (yeah, the middle finger guys) may be equally fascinating to look back on in one, three, maybe five, years.

– In explaining the evolution of buyouts Jeff Alworth concludes that “in buying minority stakes in Redhook and Widmer, AB got a front row seat at the craft show.” That would be true, but I’d suggest what they learned after buying Goose Island had a greater impact. It is important to remember AB InBev bought GI after InBev took over AB, bringing with it quite a bit of, shall we say, acquisition history. AB InBev acquired Goose Island in March of 2011 and it was almost three years before it bought Blue Point Brewing, then 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing, and so on.

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Monday beer links: Geeks, marketing and walls

MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, MUSING 09.18.17

Changing things up (again), simply a list of good reading, or at least what I’ve been reading. Well, a few thoughts.

The Seven Ages of Beer Geek? and Jeff Alworth’s take on it at Beervana.

– How Ale Sharpton and Dennis Malcolm Byron fit inside the same hat.

Friend or foe? Breweries’ perspectives on legal marijuana.

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Monday beer links: Influences, innovation & questions

MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, AND THE QUESTIONS THEY PROVOKE 09.11.17

Exhibit 1: Winemaker magazine, December 1971
[Via Boak & Bailey’s Beer Blog]
Flattery Will No Doubt Get You Any Number Of Places.
[Via A Good Beer Blog]
What did brewers know and when did they know it? How do you measure influence?

After High End Layoffs, AB InBev to “No Longer Focus on Brewery Acquisitions.”
[Via Paste]
“We continue to lurch forward into a new age of beer, wherein the complicated aspect of ownership and ‘independence’ will be a major point of debate and argument.” But will it change the beers themselves?

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Session #128 topic announced: Bottle shops

The SessionHost Jack Perdue has announced the topic for The Session #128 is Bottle Shops: Good, Bad & The Ugly.

I find it vaguely reassuring that Argonaut Wine & Liquor remains an excellent stop in Denver, given that the Great American Beer Festival will be going on when The Session convenes Oct. 6. Like small breweries, small bottle shops catering to a niche crowd that cares little about beer from large breweries available in a nearby gas station have popped up seemingly everywhere. But there still something appealing about a warehouse setting, where there’s little danger of beer becoming too dang precious.

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Monday beer links: Remembering the Beer Hunter & sobering words

MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.04.17

Monumental — Remembering Michael Jackson’s Impact on Belgian Beer 10 Years After His Death.
[Via Good Beer Hunting]
Remembering the Bard of Beer: Why There Will Never Be Another Michael Jackson.
[Via All About Beer]
Who was Michael ”the Beer Hunter” Jackson.
[Via c/0 Hops]
What if Michael Jackson had never lived?
[Via Zythophile]
Some terrific stories published right on the 10th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson, and don’t overlook an earlier one (“Birth of the Beer Hunter”) as well. Breandán Kearney’s article, the first, examines Jackson’s impact well beyond Belgium; Martyn Cornell had so much to say he had to write two stories; and the headline in All About Beer is correct. But personally, I find the best way to remember him is to read the words Jackson left behind. I wish I could link to a story called “The Pub Door” that appeared in Slow, Slow Food’s journal. Instead a quick summary:
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