Several bloggers (and writers with blogs) have posted something a little longer than usual today –longreads, if you like.
We’ll try to keep this list updated throughout the day.
- Paul Bailey (no relation) has dusted down a fifteen-year-old piece on his induction into beer appreciation.
- The Beer Nut give us a history of Dublin’s Messrs Maguire brewpub (with a shout out to Brendan Dobbin) and a review of the beers currently being produced under its new J.W. Sweetman identity.
- Bryan ‘Beer Viking’ Betts didn’t make it to 1500 words, but he has stretched out a little in his piece on whether beer has terroir.
- Mark Dredge’s Fix: the Greek Word for Beer — a history of Greece’s oldest beer brand.
- Ed has taken the opportunity to write up his notes on Horace ‘as in the medal’ Brown, a pioneering British brewing scientist.
- ‘Fatnakago’ wrote about a favourite bar, the Port of Hamburg in Milwaukee. (First half of the post only; second half is upon subjects diverse.)
- Lars Marius Garshol provides a summary of what he’s learned about Lithuanian beer from his recent travels.
- Phil Hardy recalls his heavy-metal youth and draws comparisons with today’s UK ‘craft beer’ scene.
- Derek G Harrison writes about Walkerville, the only brewery in Windsor, Ontario.
- Stan Hieronymus resurrected a still-relevant piece on the global impact of American ‘craft beer’, originally published in 2009.
- Mark Landells recalls pub crawling in Glenrothes, Fife, c.1990, where the beer was Tennent’s Lager or Tennent’s Lager.
- Matthew Lawrenson’s post about the transience of pubs isn’t that long, but it’s longer than he usually writes, so it makes the list.
- Bringing up the Perfect Pub Dog by Leigh Linley – starring Wilson the Border Terrier.
- Alan McLeod at A Good Beer Blog has used this as an opportunity for a bit of personal reflection.
- Richard at the Beercast has collaborated with his Dad on a takedown of Heineken’s plans to target the over-sixty market.
- Ron Pattinson wins, at least in terms of word count: he’s posted 35,000 words on the glory days of porter from his work-in-progress history of British beer from 1700 to 1973.
- Adrian Tierney-Jones has revisited a 2006 piece on stately home brewing: ‘One early writer described a fierce brew rather eloquently as “the sort that would make a cat speak”.’
- Velky Al also wrote something shy of 1500 words but longer than usual, on the importance of people in beer culture.
- And, of course, our own Brief History of Women and Beer – an attempt to balance the bloke-heavy content of our book.
Stan Hieronymus has suggested that we do this again next month, while Alan McLeod proposes a quarterly schedule. We’ll give it some thought and name a date.