Weekend Reading #34

Mostly Australian articles this week including a blogger interview, a trade mark dispute and big barrel room news for a Melbourne brewery

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, local beer news and anything else that tickles my beery fancy. There is a lot of excellent reading material out there so every week I’m posting a list of the articles and blogs that have excited me.

Crafty Pint | Barrel Boys

I think it is safe to say that when this news was released there would have been mass pants wetting across the country. Melbourne’s Boatrocker Brewery are set to open their own dedicated barrel room and bar with help from their new minority shareholders ‘Made by HAND’, ex-Little Creatures folk. Read on for all the details and try not to lose your mind with excitement!

Thrillist | 6 Dirty Lies Men Spread about Women and Beer

Click bait title, I know but the words are worth the click. Most articles that try to look at why women don’t drink beer, a preposition I am not even going to get started on, take the path of saying women like sweet flavours so you end up with this suggestion list of super sweet beers only. Anyway, check out these six and I think you’ll agree. I particularly like Lie #5.

Beer is Your Friend | Meet the Beer Media – 250 Beers

Part of a series by fellow Australian beer blogger Glen aka Beer is Your Friend, he interviews various beer media folk. This edition is with Darren Magin from 250 Beers, a beer blog from QLD.

Australian Brews News | Trade M ark Stoush Looms Over ‘Pacific Ale’

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. As the article opens with, we have seen this happen a number of times in the United States (there’s a great link in the article if you want to read more about this) and also given Thunder Road’s previous attempts at trade mark disputes with CUB last year. Let’s see what happens I guess.

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