Beery Long Reads, November 2013

Really long reads: beer books on a shelf.
Alaskan Brewing
Source: Thomas Hawk, from Flickr Creative Commons.

Getting it Right Takes Time

by Stan Hieronymus

Not long after Geoff Larson dumped the thirteenth batch of what would eventually be the first brand Alaskan Brewing sold he poured out the fourteenth. Then the fifteenth, and the sixteenth… [read more at Appellation  Beer]

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[/ezcol_1third]fad[ezcol_2third_end]Are fads the kiss of death for ‘craft’ beer?

by Connor Murphy (@likethemurphys)

As a beer geek it’s not uncommon to feel like the intruder at the party… My intention is not to mock but instead to point out that the ways of the devoted beer hunter can often seem quite foreign to virtually everyone else on the planet. [Read more at Beer Battered…][/ezcol_2third_end]

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[/ezcol_1third]kirkstall_bitter[ezcol_2third_end]Here’s to Yorkshire Bitter 

by Leigh Linley (@leighgoodstuff)

Alongside Mild, Bitter is the beer style that probably troubles people the most; the definition is broad, somewhat cumbersome and with no ‘sexy’ aspects to it. Yet Bitter defines a UK region like no other…. [Read more at The Good Stuff][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]xyauyu_oro_grande[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Teo with Musso
by Adrian Tierney-Jones (@atjbeer)
Jesus turned water into wine, but Teo Musso at Le Baladin has gone one step further — by changing beer into wine…. [read more at Called to the Bar ][/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]Beer in London[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]To the heart of Hackney
by Knut Albert (@knutal)

I have tried to follow the developments, but I cannot claim to have my finger on the beer pulse of London the way I used to… Time to do something about that. Time for a pre-Christmas visit… [read more at Knut Albert’s blog][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Justin's beer books.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]My Favourite Beer Books
by Justin Mason (@1970sboy)
I love books, I always have. Reading is something that I’ve always enjoyed and was a big part of my up-bringing… I also collected… [Read more at Get Beer, Drink Beer][/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]German postcard: a man struggles with the choice of beer in Munich.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Some Things Read, Beer Edition
by Mark Lindner (@bythebbl)

I have been collecting articles of interest on the world of beer for a while now… I am going to try a rough, but certainly inadequate, categorization with groupings of Health, Taste, Brewing, Archaeology and Assorted… [Read more at By the Barrel][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Baltimore beers.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]We don’t drink definitions
by BmoreBistroBeer (@BmoreBistroBeer)

Does Craft Beer need a definition (both here and abroad)? Yes. But you know what James and Martin and everyone behind the Brewers Association in America? I don’t need any of you guys to define it for me… [Read more at Baltimore Bistros and Beer][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Barclay's IPA[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Adjuncts Arrive 1880-1915
by Ron Pattinson (@patto1ro)

A highly significant piece of legislation was adopted in 1880: the so-called Free Mash Tun Act. It introduced a new method of taxing beer and removed restrictions on ingredients… [Read Part One | Part Two at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Belgian beer diagram[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]The Past is a Foreign Country
by Ed Wray (@thebeerfather)

More searching in the JIB archives brought up an article from 1895 titled Brewing in Belgium and Belgian beers by G M Johnson. It’s fascinating stuff, and an excellent way of doing a long blog post: get someone else to write most of it… [Read more at Ed’s Beer Site][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Historic Greenwich[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]A History of Brewing in Greenwich, Pt 1
by Rod Jones (@rodjones2610)

Greenwich has an ancient tradition of brewing dating back at least to the building of Bella Court, the first royal residence at Greenwich by Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, the brother of Henry V in about 1426… [Read more at Meantime Brewing (age restricted)][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Norwegian farmhouse[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Brewing a Norwegian Farmhouse Ale
by Lars Marius Garshol (@larsga)

When cousin Svein asked if I wanted to come to Sogndal to learn how to brew a traditional Norwegian farmhouse ale there was only one possible answer… [Read more at Larsblog][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]1877 Burton Ale[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Time for Burton
by Alistair Reece (@fuggled)

Having gone through various, frankly ridiculous, shades of IPA, an age of discovery when it comes to the brewing of sour ales… perhaps the next big thing in the brewing world should be Burton Ale… [Read more at Fuggled][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Matthew and his Dad.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Doing it Right: the 2013 Great American Beer Festival
by Matthew Curtis (@totalcurtis)

I almost religiously avoided beer lists, maps or information of any sort… this had to be a take-it-as-it-comes experience. Maximum enjoyment was my primary objective, the beer was secondary… [Read more at Total Ales][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]ontario-quebec[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Beer Culture Shock: Quebec and Ontario
by Derek G. Harrison (@DerekGHarrison)

I cringed as she took a hard right from Notre-Dame onto the 720, curving back left and down into the tunnel, jolting me about in the passenger seat. Her driving was fast, reckless and aggressive – she was very Quebecois…. [Read more at Not Just the Alcohol Talking][/ezcol_2third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Newquay Steam beer range at launch in 1987.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Newquay Steam: Cornwall’s Own Beer
by Boak & Bailey (@boakandbailey)

In 1987, a pub-owning entrepreneur looked at British brewing and decided it wasn’t working…. [Read the rest of our post][/ezcol_2third_end]

This is a round-up of responses to this call for people to ‘go long’ in November (#beerylongreads on Twitter). There are a few more entries on their way which we’ll add as and when. Everyone up for doing this again on 1 February 2014?

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