A few things I’ve read in the last week or so that you might be interested in. – Josh Noel suggests sugary pastry stouts are a sign craft beer is forgetting what beer tastes like. – And Michael Kiser at Good Beer Hunting concurs, adding some advice: “Offer a pastry stout if you feel you lmust – especially if you can make a superb one.
Bierstadt Lagerhaus (Denver, Colorado) and Dovetail Brewery (Chicago, Illinois): This is how silly it has become trying to keep up with all the breweries that hit the ground running—we are left arguing about which is the best new lager operation. These two breweries pay almost terrifying respect to traditional processes, turning what could be described as “old” flavors into lively twenty-first century ones, proving crisp and nuanced can taste as new as dank and juicy.
– Alworth’s 9.5 Theses is not just another listicle (which, if you recall my aversion to such things, is more than begrudging praise). As commenters suggest there are contradictions within, but that’s what you get when you think about things. – The story of East-Indian Haantjesbier was not a contribution to this month’s Session (“missing local beer styles”), but it could have been. This reads like the beginning of an historical novel, doesn’t it?
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