MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 10.27.14
Just to mix it up, I thought about making all the links this week to Twitter. I changed my mind, but it certainly was curious on Friday to see this combination on my feed. Just be clear, Ed Wray’s came first and 47Hops surely didn’t see it before an almost simultaneous tweet.
Does shaming work on Twitter? I’m not sure, but Alchemist founder/brewer John Kimmich sure drew a lot of comments when he posted this photo and tweeted “$42 / four pack. WARM on the shelf. CJ’s Kegs Cases & more in Potsdam, NY. Shameful.”
Masculinity, Hipsters and the Miller High Life Man. Perhaps I need to add a little Pocket icon for longish posts you may want to save for later. This is one. Just plain entertaining, plus thoughtful consideration of the “enduring influence of the High Life Man message in the millennial era.”
Exploring Drinker Demographics: When Biology and Social Expectations Collide. Speaking of millennials … I posted a link to this story on Twitter, asking for feedback on this thought: “Craft beer is not only a beverage choice; it appears to be a lifestyle choice.” This was the most interesting and amusing thread that resulted. There actually may be a connection between the decision to purchase a particular beer and one to buy music on vinyl.
[This Is Why I'm Drunk]
Craftwork. This was one of many posts from The Beer Nut from Germany, and you can use the Blog Archive on the left of the posts for several other “must reads”™ from his trip. This one examines the “wave of foreign styles that’s destroying traditional German brewing.” Or not.
[Via The Beer Nut]
The Rumpkin Chase. “Even accomplishment means little, in the end, when we beer chase.” Yep.
[Via Make Mine Potato]
Bierquellenwanderweg. It might be enough to just tell you Stonch is back, but if not here’s the explanation: “I live in London. I quit law and became landlord of the Gunmakers Arms in Clerkenwell in 2009. In 2014 I re-opened the Finborough Arms, a Victorian pub in Earl’s Court that had been closed for some time. I started writing this in January 2007, but knocked it on the head exactly three years later. Now I want to do it again.”
[Via Stonch's Beer Blog]
These requests from abroad, volume four: “May I ask you to send me one set of your beer labels?” Likewise, I’m not sure about the privacy thing, but the “What’s the rest of the story?” question is pretty compelling.
[Via The Potable Curmudgeon]