On my return to the Five Articles, let me just say, sleep isn’t overrated. I needed a break for two reasons. One, I’m not getting enough sleep to get up a write like I need to. Two, I got tired of reading the same articles over and over. I’m going to be making some changes to make sure I get up early enough to get all the writing done I need to get done to keep myself sane.
- Of course the first article I link upon my return is a Jason Notte article. Good food and good beer are a match made in heaven.
- More beer and food. Which reminds me I’m supposed to be working on a beer and cheese pairing guide for work. I need to get on that.
- We often forget that the brewing beer has been traditionally an agriculturally based business and nowhere is that more apparent then Belguim. So it is no shock that potential climate change effects will damage the wonderful beer created there.
- Cities often do this for sports arenas, which is a bad idea. Sports arenas are only used for finite days of the year, they eat everyday municipal capital like M&M’s, and most importantly don’t actually produce anything. To me as a city councilman or mayor or governor, my first question in a situation like this would be, “What do they make?” If the company doesn’t actually make something physical that can be sold and therefore taxed, I would be more then hesitant to give out tax breaks. That’s the great thing about breweries. They make stuff that people want that you can tax.
- Here is some news from Australia about craft brewing. They still call them microbrewers. That’s so cute.