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Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 1/20/16

Another late start to the day.  I’m working on my reviews and columns for the next issue of Gravity Magazine and working a full-time job and working on new blog post ideas for this website and trying to keep up a good reading schedule and studying for the Cicerone exam.  So, there is sleep and work of some kind.  The only relaxing thing I do is read and actually write. Anyway, on to the Five Articles.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read and Why, 12/18/15

The Friday before Christmas means many, many Christmas parties.  We had 4 at once last night.  If you’ve been to Craft, you know it’s not that big.  Anyway on to the Five Articles.  It is the end of year and writers are looking back at the year in beer.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 12/10/15

It’s Thursday and I have a nice Earl Grey in my cup and just finished my bagel.  Let’s get into the Five Articles.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 12/8/15

It’s Tuesday, and I’m a little late today because I stayed up to watch the worst football game I’ve ever seen that didn’t involve playing in a monsoon or a blizzard.  It was like watching a slow motion train wreck.  I couldn’t look away.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 12/7/15

Happy Monday morning folks.  No soliloquies on creativity this morning. I’m putting it in a separate blog post.  Today’s Five Articles slog through the latest information on the merger and takes a trip to Canada for a couple of stories.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 11/16/15

The first cold/flu bout of the season is over. I can actually communicate verbally now.  Anyway, on to the five articles.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 11/13/15

It’s Friday.  There is nothing more that needs to be said.  Your job today is to make it to 5:00 and finally get to relax.  Here are some beer links that may or may not help you do it.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 11/12/15

I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday.  I don’t know why, but for a good hour I kept thinking today was Friday and kept looking for podcasts that I follow updating their Friday feeds and waiting for blog posts I normally read on Friday.  Weird.  Anyway.  Here are the Five Articles. There is some merger news, mostly because people are moving past “the sky is falling” into let’s wait and see what will actually happen.

  • Here is a local look at what the merger will mean for craft brewers. Honestly, if you read this article what you will get is a lot of, “This could happen or this could happen, but we really don’t know.”
  • Here is an article with actual facts. It does a great job of pointing out what the deal actually means and why it actually occurred.  This will affect beer in the United States and Western Europe, however, this was about Africa, South/Central America, and Asia.  The emerging markets in the beer industry.  The effects on the US and European markets is the most unknown.  I think this will give the new company the ability to rebrand some of its brands to a new generation of beer drinkers.  Will it work?
  • The Brewers Association represents craft brewers and the Brewers Institute mostly represents the macro-brewers. However, they have managed to agree on the Craft Beverage Reform and Modernization Act.  They held a joint public briefing with congressional staffers yesterday.
  • This is a nice primer on nitro beer. We have a nitro tap on Craft and I often get the question as to what is it?  I usually explain it as this is the kind of tap you find Guinness on to give it those small bubbles that makes it creamier.  This article is a much better explanation.
  • Naming a beer is hard. There are 4000 brewers in this country now and they all brew multiple beers.  So, you end up with names that either badly non-descriptive or offensive. Let’s make fun of all those stupid names.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 11/11/15

Wednesday is here and, if you are in North Carolina, so is the sun.  The week is winding down and your mind is turning to what you plan on doing when Saturday arrives.  Of course, this week you are getting a weird mid-week break with Veterans Day falling on today. So, in honor of you not working today, tip back a beer or two in honor of the veterans you know and all the ones you’ve never met, and read a little before you are too far into the water, malt, hops, and yeast. Beware, this gets a little wonky.

Five Beer Articles You Need To Read And Why, 11/10/15

The Five Articles, a little late, but always on time today.  A new review went up yesterday of the Wicked Weed Tyranny and Brett Tyranny.  Working on tomorrow’s post, which is more of a “think piece” (I really hate that term).