Weekend Reading #47

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.

Ale of a Time | A naive snob’s perspective: Big business and selling out

Recently there has been a couple of movements in the US craft beer world – Heineken purchased a 50% stake in Lagunitas, MillerCoors bought out Saint Archer and AB InBev purchased Golden Road Brewing. As expected there has been a lot of comments and in fact I have a blog post on this topic still in my ever growing “drafts” folder.

In the mean time here is an interesting post from Luke at Ale of a Time looking at the Heineken & Lagunitas deal.

Beer Syndicate Blog | Gose and Gueuze: A Tale of Two Sours – Act 1

Following seven or so hours of indulging in sours at last weekends Zwanze Day, I went in search of more information on sours. I came across these two great blog posts on the difference between Gose and Gueuze. Entertaining and educational – I love it!

ArtVoice | Is the craft beer explosion creating a market bubble?

There are a few reoccurring topics in the world of craft beer; like ‘what is the definition of craft?’, craft beer can only be independent and how many litres defines a craft brewer. The idea of a craft beer bubble is another one; whether we will reach a point where new breweries are no longer sustainable. Everyone is looking at the U.S. to see if the bubble will burst.

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