Weekend Reading #42

For those lazy weekend mornings when you just want to stay in bed and catch up on a little reading – Weekend Reading is a weekly post with the articles I’ve enjoyed in the past seven days and hope that you will too.

Australian Brews News | ABCo turns contract brewer as Asahi scales back

Until a few months ago my day job was working for Coca-Cola Amatil and during my time I was lucky enough to get to visit the ABCo brewery. It’s easily the biggest brewery I have ever visited and the only one with bright tanks I could stand under so given the size of the brewery I wasn’t surprised reading this article. My visit was late November last year and I did note a couple of brands that were being brewed under contract already. It would be interesting to know what percentage of production is contract and what is their brands and compare in twelve months time.

Beer Advocate | Fuck eBay

Sometimes people suck. This is one of those times when you have people buying rare beer with the sole intent to sell on eBay for a profit. The salt in the wound is their lack of respect and knowledge for what’s in the bottle. Check out this open letter from a brewer in the US on the matter.

Beer is Your Friend | A Beer Rant

Staying in “rant” mode here is a great short post from Australian blogger Beer is Your Friend on macro beer at social functions. Sure, your mates wedding or the sundowner your boss puts on might all be serving Heineken or Crown Lager but you’re not paying for the drinks so don’t be an obnoxious beer snob, you’re making all of us look bad.

Crafty Pint | Brooklyn Down Under

Having never been to the US I don’t know what super fresh Brooklyn beers taste like but I have enjoyed every bottle I have ever had. Brooklyn’s Sorachi Ace first introduced me to Sorachi hops and I have loved the lemony goodness of that hop ever since. I am looking forward to seeing what Miro, Brooklyn’s newly appointed Australian Brooklyn Ambassador, brings around the country and hope he makes it to Perth!

Draft Magazine | Desperately Seeking Clarity

An interesting read, it’s always good to consider why a beer is cloudy, whether it’s supposed to be and, as always, give it and go and see what your taste buds think!


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