This the strife addition of the 5 articles. I think articles like the first two are going to come out more and more as craft beer continues to grow.
- Thrillist writer, Dave Infante does a great job of laying out the coming storm in craft beer. The first wave of the craft beer revolution in the 1990s ended because there were too many bad breweries. They came, they crashed, and we all moved on to the core breweries good enough to survive. This time the strife is due to too many good breweries with too many beers.
- Portland Business Journal points out again that there are too many breweries with too many beers. For us as drinkers, this is good. For those in the actual business of brewing this beer, it is becoming more and more of a problem.
Here are two reviews you should read:
- Stone Ruination is one of the classic DIPAs and it got a refresh this year. Jim Vorel does a good job breaking down the new version at Paste Magazine. In short, he likes it.
- This is from Will Gordon at Deadspin. This isn’t so much about the actual beer he is reviewing as much as it is, you should read his work if you are an American craft beer fan. He is one of my favorite reviewers and writes on the craft beer beat. He clearly loves craft beer, but always tells the truth as he sees it without being an “everything is great” cheerleader.
This is just for fun.
- Beer soap. I don’t have to say anything else. It is one of my favorite things used to make something I need and use every day.