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.
Serious Eats | How to identify bad flavours in your beer
Looking for the bad or off flavours in beer may not strike many people as a whole heap of fun but it can be a pretty interesting exercise. Just knowing what to look for is a good place to start and I thought this was a good summary, particularly as someone who is still learning these things.
And speaking of learning …
Serious Eats | Ask a Cicerone: What’s the best way to learn about beer?
Cicerone: beer certification program which certifies and educates beer professionals
You may have picked up a common thread in my Weekend Reading posts, aside from the heavy beer focus of course, which is the “ask a cicerone” articles at Serious Eats. I love these! Great questions and an interesting and diverse pool of responses. F-yeah!
“The best way to learn about beer is to immerse yourself in the culture,”
Becki Kregoski, Ask a Cicerone: What’s the best way to learn about beer?
Draft Magazine | Master the beer barbecue sauce
Well if that title isn’t total click-bait for beer lovers then I don’t know what is! Hell yeah I want to learn how to make a kick ass beer barbecue sauce. I want to then take it to people’s homes and have them exclaim at just how kick ass it is! The fact they give you a few options for the sauce depending on what meat is on the BBQ is ace too.
News.com.au | The one thing New Zealand is doing better than us
A nice story about one of my favourite NZ breweries, Garage Project, which makes me want to hop a plane to New Zealand for Beervana!
Vocative | The final frontier for craft beer
Beer and space? Oh, I thought to myself, Aussie’s have been all over this for ages – thinking of 4 Pines Vostok Stout, a beer specifically designed for drinking in space. But this is story is a little different. Like a monkey ready to be shot into space (thank you Tyler Durden) they’re sending brewers yeast on a journey into the unknown and seeing what happens when it returns to earth, if all is good they’ll brew a beer.