MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 03.08.14
Good morning. This week an international collection of links.
From the United States
The “big” story last week was the Brewers Association revising its definition of “craft brewer” (including that the association does not define “craft beer,” only “craft brewer”). I couldn’t pick just one post to link to, so three:
– A corny definition of craft beer. From Don Russell at Joe Sixpack.
– The Brewers Association Evolves. From Jeff Alworth at Beervana.
– The Curious Case Of The Capitulation To Crafty. Same topic as above, adding Alan McLeod’s take on the news. I would not declare the “craft versus crafty” wars over, not as long as there is an app for that. (Not sure I should even include that link, because the idea strikes me as so stupid.) [via A Good Beer Blog]
– What closes a brewery? It’s probably the quality of its beer. Excellent analysis from David Turner, who is careful about overstating the value of a limited number of results, and dang interesting. It is very cheering to think this might be true: “Those companies that fail to provide drinkers with quality products are seemingly doomed to fail, while others that excel, innovate and possibly take risks, are more likely to be successful.” [Via Turnip Ale]
– Ratsherrn Taps The Keg on New Microbrewery. “You can do & brew whatever you want in here, but please don’t forget I still need to be able to sell it!” [Via Brew Berlin]