Weekend Reading #61

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.

Ars Technica | Researchers are brewing up medicines from beer hops

My partner found this article and sent me the link and I’m very glad he did. It’s an interesting read because rather than being the usual ‘beer is good for you’ article that’s mostly fluff this one looks at recent scientific studies of compounds found in hops and what medicinal benefits could be found in them.

Good Beer Hunting | The History of Brasserie Dupont – Trailer

How fitting that I am drinking a Saison as I watched this trailer. The trailer is less than a minute but I can’t wait to see the whole thing. Three words rang out to me – spirit, simple and true. Maybe these are the words we should be using to measure or define craft beer.

The Crafty Pint | The Story Of: Boatrocker Ramjet

Ah, Ramjet. One of my absolute favourite beers from one of my favourite breweries.

Back in January of last year I interviewed Boatrocker owner and brewer, Matt Houghton, for my own look at this wonderful beer. This piece from Crafty Pint gives more insight into this beer, its history and its very, very bright future. If I had a teleport, I’d be at ‘Ramjet Day‘ for sure!

Draft Magazine | Why are beer people so outraged?

It is a question that occurs to me frequently, I get confused at why some people type awful things on social media because someone doesn’t like a beer they love or visa versa. Why do other people’s opinions on a beer get someone else so agitated? This article looks at this and more.

Their emotional response to beer comes from passion, they say. And if beer consumers are passionate, that emotional response will sometimes be negative.

Climate Council | A brewed awakening: Climate change threatens BEER

Often it can be hard to comprehend something that is so big, something with so much impact and with that in mind I think this is a wonderfully simple and direct way of communicating climate change. I’d love to taste this beer for myself but I doubt this will make it to WA, if anyone tries this and feels like commenting below please do, I’d love to know!

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