This will be quick. I have another blog post that was supposed to be up yesterday to finish editing and post before I leave for work.
- We’ll start with food and beer pairings. This is one of many articles like this I’ve read in the last few days. I’m highlighting this one just because I need to highlight an article on food and beer pairings from a slightly different perspective than the one I’m used to from the US.
- Here is a story about triple IPAs and why people love them. I didn’t know that triple IPAs were such a bad investment as a product with brewers losing, at least, two barrels with each seven they make because the other ingredients suck up so much of the water.
- Craft beer is still debating whether “selling out” is good for craft beer. This sounds a lot like what alternative music fans said in the 1990s. (you’ll read more about this later today) You can complain about some of Ballast Point’s choices post sale, but don’t act like $1 billion is something you can just turn your back on because you have principals.
- The more people think about the alcohol laws in this country the more people see how silly many if not most are. Again, this is what happens when laws concerning alcohol are written either to keep people from drinking alcohol or to squeeze every dime of tax revenue out of selling alcohol instead of promoting the safe and responsible use of alcohol.
- I have no idea why this Mississippi bill failed, but I can make an educated guess because it is probably the same reason bills concerning giving craft brewers more power and control over their own beer fail: the wholesale and distribution lobby in the state.