Weekend Reading #4

I love lounging in bed on weekends and catching up on all my favourite beery reading. From blogs to articles from the American craft beer scene and the best local beer news, there’s excellent reading material out there so every Friday I’m posting a list of the articles and blogs that have excited me.

New York Times | Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer
I think we all know of the New York Times so I won’t even attempt a clever sounding one-liner summary here

This article is freakin’ brilliant. I couldn’t help but read it again straight after I finished it the first time. I bang on about hop varieties, dry hopping, Australian hops; malt, roasted malt, chocolate and smoked malts but I often overlook yeast. This is most probably because of the three magical beer ingredients yeast is the one I know the least about, which is strange since it seems to be the most magical beer ingredient of them all! This article goes into research currently underway to understanding what makes up each strain of yeast and then imagine what possibilities would lie ahead ….

Draft Magazine | Easy Backyard Beer Dinner
American craft beer website, a bookmarked favourite of mine

This article had me when I spotted the words “dubbel butter”. I love how approachable these recipes are for someone like me who happily dabbles (or maybe now dubbels?!) in cooking with beer and marrying flavours.

The Beeroness | Sriracha Beer Butter Grilled Corn
Jackie Dodd indulges us with another stupidly lovely sounding delight

El Publico | 511 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley | Facebook

I love corn. I don’t know why, I just love it. From the simple act of opening one of those tiny tins and putting corn into two-minute noodles to El Publico’s Street Corn, it’s one of my favourite foods. I’ll be trying this recipe out very, very soon.

Craft Beer | Cellaring Craft Beer: To Age or Not To Age?
My other favourite American craft beer site

I think the title gives away what this article is all about. The appeal for me was the views of brewers and what their intention for a beer is and also the way flavours may develop as a beer ages. One of my beer shopping habits is to check the mark downs, if a store has them, for beers that are past their “best before” date. If they are boozy and not hop driven I grab those suckers with both hands!

Beers aging in Chardonnay barrels at Boatrocker Brewery, Victoria

Scoop Business | Yeastie Boys to Release Innovative spoonbender “wine beers”
New Zealand business website

A press release from the Yeastie Boys themselves on an upcoming collaboration of the not-so-straight-forward variety. I very much liked the story behind ” spoonbender” as a name.


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