Weekend Reading #26

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.

Goodtimes Craft Beverages | Homestead Brewery: Ron Feruglio Interview

A great local Perth blog by Guy Southern who I frequently run into at beer events either just as I’m leaving or as he is leaving, we sadly appear destined not to share a beer together ever! That aside, I really enjoyed this interview Guy did with Homestead brewer Ron Feruglio. Homestead, if you haven’t been out there, is the newest brewery in the Swan Valley and Ron brings a heck of a lot of knowledge and experience with him to this new venture. The result, I think, is an excellent core range of beers that aren’t afraid to be a bit challenging and a genuinely exciting limited release range that I think will bring lots of beer geeks to their knees frequently as they are released throughout 2015. If that all sounds like your cup of tea, and I’m assuming since you’re reading then the odds are fairly good, I’d be reading this interview. Probably with a beer too.

Homestead grand opening

L: Homestead Brauhaus Munich Lager | R: Homestead Curvee Belgian Ale

All About Beer | Sweden Rising: Beer Culture Booms in Scandinavian Country

I really enjoy reading about how craft beer culture is developing in countries other than Australia and America as most of my reading tends to centre around these two countries. To glimpse into the craft beer world of Mexico or Sweden, as this article links to, is a nice reminder of how far reaching the love for craft beer is.

Broadsheet | What Exactly is Sour Beer?

A nice and relatively brief article introducing sour beer – what it is, what you can expect and a handful of recommendations. Sour beer has been growing in popularity here and whilst it can be a very abrasive experience for some, it can also be a game changer. I recently heard some great advice on how to try sour beers, it came from a new beer podcast I have been listening to – The Sour Hour by The Brewing Network – and they talked about a ‘three sip rule’. Why three? Because the first sip is a shock, you’ve just slapped your palate! The second sip gets you into it, you start to taste more flavours and then the third sip, you’re in, you’re getting it.

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