A long weekend approaches (for most of you) and that means you will be drinking beer. Here a few links to get you started.
- So the White House does straight up home brewing. When I heard about the White House beer a few years ago, I pictured something a little more sophisticated. Not the same thing I do on my home brew Saturdays. This is actually what it looks like when you and your friends brew at home. That one sous chef who does the bottling has the worst job as anyone who has ever spent an afternoon doing that can tell you.
- One beer a day at 3:00 pm has helped this man get to 110.
- This is an article about the rise of the use of rye as a malt grain in brewing. Rye has been growing in popularity among brewers for its combination of spiciness and softer bread taste. It will probably become more prevalent as there is the distinct possibility of a barley shortage for brewing on the horizon.
- Here is an interesting article on beers you can try to convince your wine loving friends to try. I’m going to give this one some thought.
- The craft beer world eagerly awaits yet another beer from New Glarus. This is one of the great breweries in the US made even more desired by the fact that they don’t distribute very far from their Wisconsin home. I’m not linking to this for the review of this particular beer, which sounds amazing and which I’ll probably never get the chance to taste. I’m linking because this is a beer ripe for the ridiculousness of the beer trading market where third party resellers will paid ridiculous amounts of money for bottles of this very hard to get beer.