MONDAY BEER & ALCOHOL LINKS, 10.30.17
– I fear this train has already left the station, but it would be nice if we all agreed what we are talking about when discussing kveik.
– What do you do after you have brewed with home made malt and had a go at chicha de muko? Make sake, if you are Ed Wray, and even if you have to use risotto rice.
– Once you get past the reality that Bill Coveleski even has a favorite Rush song, the Victory Brewing co-founder makes a powerful argument for “fortifying at home.”
WHERE DID IT GO?
– Friday I dropped a story into Pocket headlined “No more free passes: Not every new craft brewery is good and we need to admit it.” And Saturday it was replaced by an “Ooops… Error 404” message. When it was there it began, “We need to talk about an elephant in the room: newly-opened craft breweries putting out subpar beer.” Apparently somebody did not want to talk about the elephant in the room.” (It took a couple of days, but the ooops link now takes readers to the story.)
– But beer as well. You can’t appreciate wine without getting (at least a little bit) drunk. I cannot resist passing along these three sentences: “I judged a beer competition recently where I tried over a hundred beers and didn’t spit once. Which is perhaps why you rarely meet a thin beer writer. Can it be a coincidence that beer and whisky are seen as fun and unpretentious whereas wine still suffers from accusations of snobbery?”
– Jamie Goode on why critisim matters (in this case wine). But how much of what shows up online, praising or panning any particular beer, is “just opinion” and how much expert opinion?
– Maybe a wheel is not the best format for visualizing aroma and/or flavor.
– Climate change and the olive harvest. The heat wave which messed with hops did not discrimate.
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— The Beer Nut (@thebeernut) October 25, 2017