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Monday beer links: It’s an IPA world and we’re all just living in it

MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 3.07.16

Before burying you with this week’s IPA links a few others.

Rather a beer than a biscuit.
This is long, as in thank goodness for Pocket long. But should it intrigue you then I recommend Proust Was a Neuroscientist. [Via Called to the Bar]

After Homaro Cantu’s death, brewpub reborn with new name, new chef.
“When you think about something so terrible happening, it can demonize a space a little bit.” Another one suited for Pocket. [Via Chicago Tribune]

OF PILSNERS AND PUMPKINS

Pumpkin Beer Sales Go Flat, With Leftovers Lingering On Shelves Through Winter.
[Via Forbes]
Pilsner is the new pumpkin ale in the craft beer world.
[Via MarketWatch]

I’m not a pumpkin beer drinker myself, and I would like to see more pilsners in the marketplace. I expect we will. Some will be Americanized, for better or worse. And as the Forbes story makes obvious, sometimes brewers get too optimistic about how much a beer will sell. But there is a difference between growth of a type of beer slowing and that type disappearing. A lot is still going on in the pumpkin patch and we’ll see plenty of pumpkin beers soon enough, accompanied by the usual moaning.

IPA, IPA, IPA

The 11 styles of American IPA?
[Via Yours For Good Fermentables]
IPA Is Dead, Long Live IPA.
[Via Willamette Week]
How American IPAs Evolved.
[Via Beervana]
Tracking the Evolution of American IPA.
[Via This Is Why I Am Drunk]
The Madness of Causation: Why Do We Care?
[Via Beervana (yes, again)]

Stop. Take a deep breath. Maybe drink a pilsner. Now moving on …

Are Hazy, New England-Style IPAs a Controversial New Colorado Beer Trend?
Want to know was Jamil Zainasheff thinks about it? [Via Westword]

This conversation is not new — here is a photo from 2009 — and it seems to be picking up steam. Notice the number of times Jamil’s tweet has been liked.

4 Responses to Monday beer links: It’s an IPA world and we’re all just living in it

  1. Jeff Alworth March 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Jamil’s tweet was fine, but a lot of the comments I saw afterward were from people who didn’t realize that a lot of stuff can cause haze. Jamil had the benefit of tasting the beer in his picture, and he fingered yeast. But not all haze comes from yeast–and therefore, not all haze tastes like yeast. This is why Twitter can sometimes be a problem.

    • Brian S. March 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

      I agree that Twitter can be a problem, and in this case very much is a problem. Without the context that you have provided here Jeff, I would consider Jamil’s tweet (in the context of this blog post) pretty off-base. It may be still off-base however if a smart & respected guy like Jamil posts something that needs context to have meaning, on Twitter. Why bother? Why not choose to include the complete “picture” behind the tweeted picture.

      • Stan Hieronymus March 8, 2016 at 5:31 am #

        I cannot argue that the thread following Jamil’s tweet was particularly easy to follow or offer a complete picture. You could take a blog post many different directions – discussing how cloudy helped Bavarian brewers in the 1970s popularize weiss beers, for instance. However, in defense of a single photo and 140 characters I thought it added context to the overall conversation.

  2. Alan March 8, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Swift once apologized for not having the time to write a short letter so the long one would have to do. Twitter is perfect for acute observations. I’m sure it was yeasty crap. And I’m sure the others believe their objections valid, too. It is only beer, after all.

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