Weekend Reading #24

This weeks articles cover off cans, aeroplane beers and the cost of beer … yup, the cost of beer is still a hot button topic

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.

Beer and Whiskey Brothers | Delta Complicates Craft Beer Offering as only an Airline Could

I saw this announcement a fair amount on Twitter, assuming it was around the time the press release was issued, and my first thought was “Oh Qantas executives, please read this and get cracking!” Maybe if we all wish really, really hard.

However, outside of the press release comes this piece on where and when the beers will be available and opinions on what beers have been chosen. It’s an interesting read from a more local perspective.

Colonial Cans

Dear Qantas Executives,

These are available now. They are brewed in Margaret River, they are tasty. Please call Colonial Brewing. Please also call Mountain Goat and Mornington Peninsula.

Many thanks, Pia aka I wish I could enjoy these on your flights

Sydney Morning Herald | Craft Beer: How much should you pay?

As always with these sorts of articles it is the comments at the end that are really eye opening. As I read them my fingers twitch over the keyboard, structured paragraphs form in my mind in but I resist the urge to type because even though I have my opinion I don’t want anything to do with such a circus of words. It does, however, make for interesting reading.

Incidentally, my answer to the headline is simple – there is no “should”, buy the bottle or don’t buy the bottle and this applies to domestic mainstream beer and premium craft and everything in between. One persons crazy is parting with $70 for a bottle of Nail Clout Stout, another persons crazy might be spending anything more than $20,000 on a car. There’s no right or wrong but there is being a bit of a dick and telling people they are stupid for enjoying things they like.

BRW | Craft Brewers Lead Canned Beer Comeback

Back to cans – here’s a nice little write up of Australian brewers who have been embracing their cans … and you should too!

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