Weekend Reading #43

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.

Brew Studs | Up Your Glass Game: An Expert Guide to Proper Craft Beer Glassware

The author, like me, is not 100% convinced about the whole beer and glassware thing. Our house is small so we keep things to a minimum on the glassware front – beer goes into either a pint glass, seamless wine or tulip. However I still enjoy reading these sort of articles, I am very open to being convinced of keeping proper glassware in the house. I just need a bigger kitchen first.

Ars Technica | Lager-brewing yeast was probably born twice

A lot of love and attention is given to the hops and malt in a beer but the yeast provides plenty of the magic though not often given as much love. It’s crazy to think we are still learning about yeast and discovering new strains even now.

Brewers Association | What’s the next IPA?

The impact that Pale Ales and IPAs have had on craft beer is unmistakable but will there be another style that has as much impact and if so, what is that style?

I think Session Ales are on the rise and will be for a bit and sours seem to be growing too, whether either would reach IPA levels, it doesn’t seem likely but you never know.

Beer Is Your Friend | Drink It You Idiot

As someone who says they don’t buy beer to cellar it and yet has still managed to build a small stash of beer that is currently tucked away in the bottom shelf of the a cupboard, I liked this short series of posts very much. Five beers in five days of those “I’ll drink them one day” beers. Enjoy the ride!


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