Weekend Reading #18

This week features articles on the Lebanese craft beer scene, craft beers at sports stadiums in the US, a look at WA Beer Week and how our love affair with extreme beer might be shifting

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.

The Daily Meal | The Best NFL Stadiums for Craft Beer (slideshow)

I am not an NFL fan, in fact I don’t follow it whatsoever however this slideshow caught my attention given my post recently about the lack of any beer remotely crafty at Perth Arena. My partner and I had gone to see  Robbie Williams and it was the first gig ever where I didn’t even bother getting a beer. You can read my post here then look through this list of what I assume are some pretty big stadiums and lament how far we may be from seeing this sort of things in Perth. Sigh.

San Francisco Chronicle | Wine learns a thing or two from craft beer – which is good

Both wine and beer have shed the notion that either complexity or rarity have to be elitist

I really enjoyed this article as a look into what is happening in the wine industry, something I admit that I don’t pay much attention to.

Crafty Pint | WAy To Go

Yup, this is me shamelessly self promoting my most recent article on Crafty Pint about the upcoming WA Beer Week – just over two weeks to go! Plus James, aka Crafty, is kind enough to call me a “lady” … something that I don’t hear too often as I swig on my beer.

Matt Marinich at Bob's Bar - WA Beer Week official HQ
Matt Marinich at Bob’s Bar – WA Beer Week official HQ

The Economist | Lebanese Craft Beer: Pour Me Another

After reading about the craft beer scene in Mexico last week (here) this article caught my attention. It’s not in-depth but it’s nice to read about a few beer success stories.

The Globe and Mail | Let there be light: Why less intense craft beer is a good thing

I love my beer, I really do, and I love a big bold statement of a beer too but I think I am going through a little palate fatigue right now. Lately I’ve been craving lighter beers, looking for great pilsners and reassuring pale ales to quench my beery thirst. I think it was spurred by looking in our fridge one night looking for a beer and realising I had half a dozen different types of smoked beers. I like them, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not about to enjoy three different smoked beers on a Wednesday night.

“It got to the point in the U.S. where if you went to a beer bar you’d be hard-pressed to find anything under 6 per cent,”

Bring on the lower alcohol beers, more berliner weisse beers and session ales because as much as I love extreme beers that smack you in the face, sometimes you would prefer a loving cuddle.


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