It’s a slow Saturday morning on the news article search here at Beer Counselor headquarters. This is usually the case. There are a couple of good articles today, but still some filler that may entertain you. Here are the five beer articles you need to read.
- One of the things I’ve learned in my time on this Earth watching politics, is that when push comes to shove politicians will vote for tax revenue over religious beliefs. If it comes down to making sure people think they have enough cops and fireman over keeping people from drinking alcohol, cops and firemen will always win. Thus we have the craft beer movement spreading across the South with the help of laws that ease people access to beer in order to raise tax revenue in cash strapped states.
- The grand opening of Wooden Robot in Charlotte is today. If you get the chance you should swing by for a pint or two. The guys have already been open for a bit, but today will be the full Wooden Robot experience. Along with Dan and Josh, Craft Carolina has been chronicling the opening of the brewery from conception to the opening. For someone thinking about starting any kind of business I suggest you go and read the whole series.
- There are many beer laws I think should be passed and as a bartender I think you should not pour a beer with over ½ inch of foam. However, I don’t think there needs to be a law that legislates how much beer to pour. Beer drinkers will let bars who short change them know, buy not coming back. Unless the federal government comes up with its own version of the imperial pint glass and helps pay for bars to buy them and figure out ways to store them, there isn’t much they can do about this scourge.
- Who knew that Chile was the center of unauthorized Simpson’s swag? My only question is when are they going to try pushing this is a national brand in the US? I’m sure one of the big beer corporations would be happy to pimp this stuff to fawning beer and Simpson’s hipsters of all ages. The only problem is once that happens, someone like me is going to ask, “Is it any good?” If it isn’t, that could be the worst thing to happen, with craft beer drinkers being known for forgiving bad beer.
- Finally, Las Vegas is now becoming a craft beer destination. That actually makes sense when you consider how much of a high end food destination it has become over the last decade or so.