Weekend Reading #19

This week features articles about threats to the craft beer world, what beer snobs need to remember and 5 new brewers in the US to keep an eye out for …

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 Motley Fool | Craft Beer: The 3 Biggest Threats to the Industry

Within our wonderful craft beer world we love hearing how the industry is growing, that more and more people are discovering seriously tasty beer is accessible, affordable and rewarding. But perhaps goes less said is what could hurt our industry, what are the threats, whether they are internal or external, and what we can do to avoid them.

The author of this article asks Joseph Tucker, founder of RateBeer what he believes to be the biggest threats to the industry.

“At what point is the industry so watered down with unqualified brewers that it begins to detract from the intrigue of craft brewing?”

Paste Magazine | The Next Best Breweries: 5 Young Breweries to Watch

This seems like a nice follow on from the above article. As the title states, it’s five relatively new breweries from this years Great American Beer festival, a big-ass festival and competition held every year, that impressed the author.

Beer is Your Friend | Blacklisted Beers – Day Two

“One of the biggest sins in the beer geek world is forgetting where we came from”


In fact I almost don’t need to write any more on this as I think Glen’s opening line says it all. Once upon a time I thought that Beez Neez was, well, the bees knees. This was my beer of choice, before then it was Redback and from these beers I went exploring. We all started somewhere and that somewhere wasn’t barrel-aged nor was it wild.

I encourage you to read all of Glen’s Blacklisted Beers series this week.

Redback Original Wheat The Brisbane Hotel, Mt Lawley
Redback Original Wheat
The Brisbane Hotel, Mt Lawley



One thought on “Weekend Reading #19”

  1. Funny you should mention Beez Neez – I went to one of those brew-on-premise place and made up a 50-litre batch because my wife and I both liked it at the time.
    When we got the beer we weren’t happy with the taste – not enough honey as the original, we thought. So I complained.
    Then, a few months later, I tasted a real Bees Neez. And discovered the brew-on-premise beer DID taste like it. It was just that my palate had moved on.
    So I felt a little embarrassed about complaining after that.

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