Weekend Reading #60

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 (ahem, usually) post with the articles I’ve enjoyed in the past seven days.

All About Beer | Who is this Brett and why is his name on all these IPAs?

Brett is the preferred nickname for Brettanomyces, a wild yeast strain that often is associated with flavour descriptions like ‘barnyard’ and ‘horse blanket’ but, as this really interesting read will show, there is a lot more to this Brett character.

I wonder we will see Brett IPAs popping up in Australia any time soon? Interesting to note the interaction of hops and Brett in the article and wonder whether it would be worth the risk of introducing a wild yeast strain in the brew house for it.

Draft Magazine | What the hell’s an IPL?

A good brief look at the India Pale Lager, aka IPL, as a style and it’s varying interpretations.

I haven’t seen many IPLs here, the one that jumps to mind is Camden Town Brewery (AB InBev, UK) and the only Australian one I can think of was from Yenda Brewery (Coca-Cola Amatil, NSW) but that was a limited release.

Beer is your Friend | Things you don’t know about beer aka the crankiest beer listicle ever

This is sensational, it’s spot on and very amusing and I like when I read something that tickles both those fancies equally. Agree with everything there and this is my favourite listicle ever.


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