I missed yesterday and I’m late today. Sorry for that. Bluntly, I’m not having a good week and we’ll leave it at that. Here are the five articles.
- The fact that some restaurants/bars still use “microbrews” is just sad. I recently went to a place that had a section of microbrews on its menu for part of the beer section. On it was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Harpoon something or other, and Saranac whatever. I ordered sweet tea.
- Here is the obligatory beer and food link for the day. There are a few of the bigger craft breweries that put a lot of work and thought in the food they serve at their facilities like Stone and Sierra Nevada. I’ve also noticed that some smaller and newer brewers are including some form of a kitchen in their places with food that compliments their beer. That is what makes me think that beer and food is an important part of the future of craft beer.
- The people pushing to bring full strength beer to Colorado grocery stores have probably rightly to leave liquor off the potential ballot.
- This is a really good and thoughtful piece on the number of breweries in the US. I am one of the people that localization is where beer is growing. I think the two most important things in beer going forward will be taste, first and foremost, followed by locality. I think people always prefer to buy local in everything if it is at all possible. Beer is just another part of this trend that is taking hold in the US, for people that can afford it. People would rather shop for produce at a local farmer’s market than at a big box store getting all its produce from different countries. Beer is not different.
- It feels like we just finished with the fall festival circuit. Now the winter/spring circuit is starting?