MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 11.21.2016
20 Ways to Talk to Me About Your Home-Brewing Hobby.
In case you had forgotten An Open Letter to Beer Nerds. [Via McSwenney’s]
Things to Consider: People Don’t Know that Craft Beer Exists.
A lot of boldface, I know, but: “People don’t know about craft beer. Let me say this again in case I wasn’t clear, people do not know about craft beer.” Call it the other craft beer bubble. The one fans live inside. [Via Stouts and Stilettos]
What the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer taught us.
“In an era of big beer snapping up small beer, I’m as convinced as ever that what’s in the glass is not the only thing that matters. Craft beer has been built on an intimate connection between brewery and consumer, and that continues to be the case.” Swap the word local in for craft and you have one of the reason I wrote “Brewing Local.” [Via Chicago Tribune]
Tasting—and reconsidering—America’s most popular beers.
I’d say Budweiser got jobbed. [Via A.V. Club]
Resin. Pine. If a lion could speak.
Most curious, and I guess an indication of life experience. There are plenty of descriptions that got tossed about and I end up thinking, WTF? But resin and pine make perfect sense to me. Maybe it is because we just cut our Christmas tree this weekend. [Via Called to the Bar]
Pub room names.
Because otherwise how would we know the story behind a Four-Ale-Bar? [Via Shut Up About Barclay Perkins]
Is it morally wrong to drink an 89p bottle of good beer?
“Dear reader, how do I match the exceeding, and exceedingly cheap, pleasure I get from this beer with the guilt I wrestle to suppress, fearing that every bottle I buy pushes a Heriot-Watt graduate working for a small brewer utterly unable to compete on price with an 89p cracker closer to redundancy?” Why does it bother the “I only care about the quality of what’s in the glass” consumers when others take such things into account when they buy beer. [Via Zythophile]
The Importance of Genre in Music Illustrated as an Artist’s Palette.
How might this be relevant to beer styles? [Via Saving Country Music.]
— Indy High Bines (@IndyHighBines) November 17, 2016
Interview with Peter A. Kopp.
Kopp is the author of “Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.” I’m writing a review of the book for a magazine, so I won’t be doing that here. However, anybody who wants to better understand the hop as an agricultural product and the role it can play within a farming culture will appreciate “Hoptopia.” More so if you have a connection to the Willamette Valley. [Via Oregon Hops & Brew Archives]
How identical are individual bottles of the same wine?
I’m not suggesting you do that with bottles in the same six-pack of fresh beer. But with bottles cellared a year or more, gotta be interesting, right? A horizontal tasting instead of a vertical tasting. [Via Vine Art]
In Pursuit of Balance wine group calls it quits with last tasting.
“As with any successful movement, the legacy of In Pursuit of Balance isn’t that this question has been answered. It’s that the question has been asked.” The question asked. Let’s drink to that. [Via San Fancisco Chronicle]
Dupont Circle Wine & Liquor assures me these $50 Westvleterens are legally for sale. Not sure what St. Sixtus would say pic.twitter.com/RMRUuCFpNz
— John Rega (@John_Rega) November 14, 2016