Here are the Five Articles for the day. One thing I’ve learned over the last few days is next time I want to publish a review a day, I’ll work on the actual tasting over a longer period. I love beer, but I also need to get up early and write. Anyway, another review went up last night and I have another that will be edited and posted today.
- One of the things that interest me most about the growing craft beer culture is that we are watching it develop in real time. That can be fun and it can also be frustrating. As we have seen lawmakers and regulators are having to adjust their thinking about beer and the laws that govern it as craft beer grows and it develops a different kind of culture then what had always passed as traditional beer culture. Here is a do’s and don’ts article about manners in the craft beer world.
- Here is another list. This is one of the top ten cities as far as consumption of craft beer. Most of these cities have at least one large craft brewer located in the city or very nearby. Or they are cities of transplants who want the taste of home and that is sometimes their favorite beer.
- This is a really good break down of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act currently winding its way through Congress. This is an attempt to modernize the tax structure governing alcohol to take into account the differences between the brewery that opened up down the street from your house that produces 2000 barrels a year and MillerCoors.
- I have a lot of respect for City Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Russ Pflasterer. The city of Jackson, MS decided to grant a license to bar that will open across the street from his church. A member of the board stipulated that they would grant the license if Pastor Pflasterer wrote a letter in support. Pastor Pflasterer wrote a letter. To the Jackson Sun newspaper that basically says, it isn’t the business of his church to grant these licenses. It is the job of the board and if they want to do it, they need to own the decision and not try to pass the buck to someone else.
- If you are too lazy to get up and get your own beer or you are too drunk to get your own beer, you have one of two very bad problems.