MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 11.07.17
– Alworth’s 9.5 Theses is not just another listicle (which, if you recall my aversion to such things, is more than begrudging praise). As commenters suggest there are contradictions within, but that’s what you get when you think about things.
– The story of East-Indian Haantjesbier was not a contribution to this month’s Session (“missing local beer styles”), but it could have been. This reads like the beginning of an historical novel, doesn’t it? “The Tachtigers, as many Dutch people vaguely remember from Dutch class in high school, were a group of young, rebellious writers and artists who wanted to resist the complacency of the Dutch bourgeoisie of that time. And Haantjesbier is what was served at the Karseboom café in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, where the Tachtigers met in 1881. In fact drinking Haantjesbier was an act of resistance in itself, because the actual fashion of the day in the Netherlands was Bavarian beer.”
– Seto kingdom day (and koduõlu).