Friday is here. I have had better weeks. People who generate drama in order to get attention and make themselves feel needed or wanted frustrate me. More importantly, it makes my job harder.
- The rise of the nitro beer is here. I’m most interested in how nitro changes the taste and other properties of current beer recipes. Like, how does the taste of the Founder’s Rubeaus change when it is on nitro as opposed to regular draft.
- More and more universities are seeing brewing as a way to attract students and generate revenue. My only worry is that these brewing curriculums will become like the MFA programs around the country. These programs produce people capable of writing, but they sometimes simply produce carbon copies of writers. These programs partially explain why there are so many short stories and novels that appear every year with the same subject matter and themes.
- First, there was an article about Clayton’s own Deep River Brewing and now there is an article about how Clayton is becoming the nightlife hotspot of Johnston County. This is something that is happening all across the state of North Carolina. As someone who has lived here his whole life, it is an interesting thing to see.
- Billy Busch of the Busch family is a craft brewer now. Is he reinventing his family’s name?
- Small breweries and small places like this where you can sit and enjoy good beer and good people are the heart of craft beer. It always has been and always will be. Locally sourced ingredients crafted into a locally sold product by people you know and trust is what makes craft beer different from the beer made by the big beer companies.