Weekend Reading #7

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.

Is it that time again?! Boy, this week went kinda fast! I didn’t read a heap this week but here’s a couple of funny / tasty things that caught my attention …

iAfrica.com | Quirky beer ads pike fun at hipsters
I am kicking this edition of Weekend Reading off with something that made me giggle, I think I like the print as more than the video but both are a little fun without being actually offensive or rude.

“A beer with more substance than a hipster’s handmade leather journal”

Table Matters | Red, white and brew
I am not one to get into the American holidays, I don’t do Halloween and I don’t do 4th July but much of my beery reading is American therefore I have been reading a lot of beer and 4th July/independence day centric articles. I guess it is no different from our Australia Day celebrations with articles on how to cook the best BBQ and which pub has the best beer garden. Anyway, this article is an interesting breakdown of what beer comes from where when it comes to America’s favourite big brews.

Craft Beer | Sour Beer : The wild side of pairings
I put up a blog post this week about pairing Rodenbach Grand Cru with homemade tomato and roasted capsicum pasta sauce, it seemed serendipitous that I came across this article within days.

A great introduction to American sour and wild beers, a good reminder for me to stop using the words “sour” and “wild” as interchangeable as I do.
Sour = bacteria
Wild = Brettanomyces yeast strains

I’ve decided to remember this by thinking that Brett is a wild and crazy guy.


ABC News | Canadian man puts resume on a 4 pack of craft beer
It feels like one of those things that should have already been done, or maybe it has and this is just the first time it made the news! It was unsurprising to see it was a creative job that he got. Resumes on a pack of beer wouldn’t get you a foot in the door at the bank, for instance, or hospitals or government offices I’d imagine. Perhaps you’re resume on a box of pens might serve you better in those scenarios?

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