Weekend Reading #10

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.

Draft Magazine | Beyond the pale

Quick and punchy article our lighter and brighter beers of the world, in short – not all fizzy yellow beer is crap.

Boneyard Brewing | Too hot to handle

Chili in beer is a funny little beast and not often one I’ve had and enjoyed. This one sounds like it solved the problem of “how hot is too hot?” by just disregarding this thought altogether.

Brewed Crude & Bitter | Wow You’re So Cool For Not Liking That Thing That People Do

Did you enjoy the beer? Yes. Then that’s good. Did you detect the use of French hops dipped in fairy dust collected from the hooves of unicorns? Good for you but it isn’t a prerequisite for if you enjoyed the beer or not. The intricacies of a beer can be really interesting, at least to some, but at the end of the day if you liked the beer then that’s kinda all that matters. Often I’ve heard people talk about a beer who were almost apologetic for not rambling off a poetic beer review with seven adjectives for it’s hop aroma. Who’s cares? You liked it, that’s the key element here.

We had friends over for dinner last night and we enjoyed many beers. I didn’t check them into Untappd and I didn’t take notes, we just drank them. I liked them, a couple were new beers I’d never had before, we chatted about the beers briefly before the conversation naturally moved on to the business of free d catching up.

Rogue Beard Beer - a conversation piece for sure and an unexpectedly pleasant beer.

Nail Imperial Hugh Dunn Brown Ale - I've been waiting for a few people to be around to crack into this one, it just feels best shared. Predominant chocolate and silky smooth and I'll always remember sharing it with great people

WNY Craft Beer | Crowd funding Stone Brewing Company

The whole crowd funding idea is genuinely interesting and if people will give money to that potato salad dude then this is as good a reason as any especially when it allows Stone to expand and grow on their own terms and not those of a partner required to bring in the coin.

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