The effects of sleep deprivation are akin to being drunk. I would rather be drunk. Here are a quick Five Articles for today.
- Has the success of craft breweries killed the term “craft brewery?” No, if you understand the term to mean breweries who care more about making good beer than moving product. Those breweries can be large and they can be small. You would be shocked at the number of new breweries who have started up with the sole purpose of selling to a big beer company as soon as they can.
- Something this cool is what is written when you put down your Molotov cocktails and write in measured and thoughtful tones about what craft beer actually is. This beats some of the incendiary language used by Greg Koch and others in the craft community when trying to defend the community.
- Here is a profile of one of my favorite breweries in NC, Deep River from Clayton.
- This is a pretty cool article, but I do disagree with a bit of it. Yes, running a bar is crazy long hours and many headaches. Brewers work the same number of hours. Their day just starts earlier and end earlier. Brewers also have many of the same headaches as bar owners because they both have to deal with their state’s alcohol regulators and distributors. Still a good article.
- I had a discussion with one of my reps about beer rating sites. Neither one of us really trusts the ratings, but we both noted that as more people are joining these sites with more beer knowledge the ratings are starting to even out in a sense. They are still weighted towards imperial stouts and double IPAs and limited release beers, but it isn’t as bad as it used to be.