Sunny and frigid. It looks like it is a wonderful spring day from my window. Then I look at my phone and I see it is 28 degrees. I’m better today. Funerals aren’t for the dead, they are for the living. They allow the living to move on and find some form of closure in one of the few parts of life that actually has closure.
- This seems like a silly campaign story. Here is the issue (besides a politician reversing course on a bill he helped create): Brewers spend a lot of money and time trying to come up with beer names and bottle labels. First, they have to find a name that isn’t already in use. Then they have to come up with a label that stands out from the crowd, can get government approval, and not offend too many people.
- I have read a few articles about how the German Purity Law is obsolete. I agree that brewers should be allowed to use whatever ingredients they want in a beer. However, sometimes I wish there was a little less “innovation” in ingredients and a little more attention to brewing quality beer. Sometimes it is good to remember and to celebrate where things come from and why they exist. Honestly, I am tired of drinking beers that taste like pastry or flavored with habanero peppers. I just want a beer made with water, hops, malt, and yeast.
- The silliness of many beer laws continues to amaze me. Why did anyone in the legislature of the state of Colorado care how many people in a household homebrewed when they passed this law?
- This is a pretty cool series in the Houston Press. Basically, it is a beginner’s guide as to what beers to buy, broken down into categories. I may have to steal this (there is no may, I will).
- Another brewery is coming to Charlotte. Blue Blaze will be opening up sometime in 2016. They are targeting late spring or early summer. No one who knows anything about opening a new brewery or restaurant in Charlotte believes that timeline.