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Monday beer links: Conversation starters and song lyrics

MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING, 03.27.17

18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer.
[Via VinePair]
I pass this along simply to show you how grown up I’ve become. There was a time I might have written 714 words about how friggin’ stupid many of these choices are. Instead I read it, hummed quietly and listened to the accompanying lyrics in my head.

When it’s time for you to board the train
There are two ways you can go
You can ride the wheels into the sun
Feel the wind upon your face
Or you can laugh into a loaded gun
and you’ll likely lose your place
So I shot ’em down
One by one
Then I left ’em ‘long the rails
– Robert Earl Keen

I don’t intend to do this again, but after that when I picked the links to post here this week I kept thinking of lyrics that seemed appropriate.

Confession Time — Which Beers Are You Embarrassed to Like?
[Via Boak & Bailey’s Beer Blog]
Are sours the new alco-pops?
[Via Called to the Bar]
Is ‘Belgian’ a Flavour?
[Via Boak & Bailey’s Beer Blog]
Cervezas Artesanal, Part 1.
[Via Beervana]
Four conversations starters. Read the posts, answer their questions, comment, agree, disagree, ask them what the heck they are talking about.

When you don’t understand me
you need help for to see what you can’t see
in these times we have
translate slowly
– The Reivers (formerly Zeitgeist)

BUSINESS

For some pioneering craft brewers, it’s closing time.
Via MarketWatch
Over the Hill? Legacy Craft Brewers Weather the Industry’s Slowdown.
[Via Brewbound]
Learning From Openings & Closings.
“Maybe we’re seeing craft beer functioning as a typical industry, where a natural churn of openings and closings indicates nothing beyond the reality that some businesses fail.”[Via October]

Too bad love ain’t a local parade
In your uncle’s Corvette on a Saturday
With all the little girls waiting on you to wave
When you’re seventeen
You don’t know
You won’t always be
You don’t know
You won’t always be
Homecoming queen
– Brandy Clark

U.S. hops supply catches up to demand.
Agriculture. [Via Capital Press]

one man’s praying for sunshine
one man’s praying for rain
that man’s trying to keep her love
this man needs her back again
– Kevin Welch

‘Friends You Haven’t Met Yet’
This is content sponsored (a paid post) by Guinness within something The New York Times calls Brand Studio. I’m first of all curious who should want to read this. then what they think of it. [Via The New York Times]

And these are the best days
These are the best days
Y’all put your money away
I’ve got the round
– James McMurtry

WINE

‘Cork Dork’ Sniffs, Swills and Spits Through the World of Wine Experts
[Via New York Times]

All the salad bars were empty, all the Quiche Lorraine was gone
I heard the yuppies crying as they vanished in the dawn
Calling brand names to each other, as they faded from my view
They’ll be networking forever down Columbus Avenue

Condos for sale, condos to buy, yuppies in the sky
-Tom Paxton

Behold: The drip-free wine bottle!
[Via BrandeisNOW]

Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe
– Bruce Springsteen

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7 Responses to Monday beer links: Conversation starters and song lyrics

  1. The Beer Nut March 27, 2017 at 5:04 am #

    The picture below the third paragraph in that Guinness article is one English-ass looking pub.

    • Stan Hieronymus March 27, 2017 at 5:20 am #

      Like us Americans could tell the difference.

  2. Jeff Alworth March 27, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    Glad to here the Nut mention that picture. I had the same thought, but such small experience I wouldn’t have mentioned it.

    Main comment: what the hell? It reads like a high school essay. All right class, this week’s topic is “the Irish pub.” Remember the structure we learned! Good luck, everybody–

    • Stan Hieronymus March 27, 2017 at 8:52 am #

      What brand is being promoted here in Brand Studio?

      • Christopher Shepard March 27, 2017 at 9:27 am #

        Guinness. Having a hard time not allowing it to negatively impact my perception of NYT’s in the process. But I suspect that’s hugely biased of me. To answer your questions though: I read it because I’m utterly fascinated by the emergence of “Brand Studio” and others like it. My disappointment, like Jeff’s, is that the piece lacks any real insight, something that this reader depends on sources like the NYT to provide and something that I suspect it would have a very difficult time providing in brand-built content like this. But the road goes on forever and the party never ends, right?

        • Stan Hieronymus March 27, 2017 at 10:23 am #

          Except when kindness fails.

  3. Peter Hooper March 28, 2017 at 4:24 am #

    You should do this again and always include an REK song.

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