Thursday is here and the week is almost done. This is my Wednesday because my days off are shifted a day off of everyone else’s.
- Let’s start with pairing food and beer. When I try to come up with content for this blog (which I’m in the midst of doing going into the second half of the year) I start with what interests me and what do I want to write about consistently. What I know I will do is write more reviews (at least one a week). I have been really thinking about what the second weekly post will be and I keep coming around to beer and food pairings (or something).
- Here is a quote from an Oklahoma editorial that sums up my feelings about why states should change their restrictive alcohol laws, “Regardless of how you feel about alcohol consumption, current legislation doesn’t reduce the number of drunk driving incidents or prevent alcoholism. It simply drives sales tax dollars out of the state and limits the economic potential for Oklahoma brewers.”
- Most people don’t know what the 3-tier system is. They know brewers brew beer and bars, restaurants, and retailers sell beer. They don’t always know that someone has to take the beer from the brewer to the seller. So they certainly don’t know how powerful that the people who distribute beer are especially in their states politics. Almost any time you read about some state having a fight to give brewers more freedom, you usually will see the hand of that state’s distributors holding the brewers back.
- Advertising for people not male and not white is hard for people who are white and male to figure out sometimes. The key is to respect your audience. Don’t talk about “the minorities” or “the women” and treat them like fully developed human who are slightly different from you.
- Last stop is North Carolina. I have the 2012 edition of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries and will buy the 2016 version soon. Every time I’ve seen Erik Lars Myers speak it has been informative and entertaining like the book. Here is a quick Q and A ahead of tonight’s event at NoDa Brewing.