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‘It’s at the centre of everything’


Anglers Rest pub sign

The villagers who bought their beloved local pub to save it from closure. Reading this story might make you feel as good as you will all week, no matter how great your week is. (No, really, I hope you have a wonderful week.)

“It’s much more than a pub, it’s the hub of our village,” says John Soady, who is one of the Anglers Rest’s new board of directors.

“It’s at the centre of everything, for families with young children right up to older people in their 80s. It’s an informal atmosphere where people meet and talk rather than just being nameless faces.”

[Via the Mirror]

Why the Micropub Association should be furious with Camra. Perhaps more about the British pub than you think you need to know, but there’s a reason the post has drawn 30 comments (maybe more by now).
[Via Martyn Cornell’s Zythophile]

Craft beer: Tastes great, fewer taxes. About those tax deals cities, counties and states across the country are handing out to either get, or stay, in the brewing game … are they really such a great idea?
[Via Politico]

Meet the Tuppers, D.C.’s Original Beer Geeks. This story is part of the Washington City Paper’s Beer Issue. I pointed to another storty one Twitter last week, the monstrously long, “What Matters More: The Quest for New Beer, or the Beer?” Worth your time, but you need to set aside a little. An interesting pair, the second about the endless search for “whales” and the first about the search for something else.
[Via Washington City Paper]

How Much is Too Much? This must be the topic on everybody’s lips, because it keeps coming up. I understand that it’s inside baseball and it has been talked to death, but this commentary from Harry Schuhmacher includes original thinking.
[Via Beer Business Daily]

2 Responses to ‘It’s at the centre of everything’

  1. brewer a August 18, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    ” I actually don’t think so, because I’ve never met a millennial who says, “Ya know, I’ve been a Sierra Nevada drinker for five years, but I’m going back to Miller Lite.””

    How many Millennials have been drinking for “years?”

  2. Stan Hieronymus August 21, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    Depends on whose definition you are using, Andrew – whether they might be born in 1981 or 1990. But mostly I think it was Harry being Harry.

    The current issue of American Brewer mentions the “they don’t drink their father’s beers” theory. In in Mike Mazzoni suggests the shift to “what’s next” will come in the 2020s, and that “we will see that generation reject craft beers because their father drank them.”

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