Don’t have much time. Must go out in sun before storm comes. Links below!
→ Lynn Pearson on churches with links to beer, for English Heritage. The first picture, of a stained glass window, is especially wonderful. (Via Tim Holt.)
→ Tandleman had a chance encounter with the head brewer at Paulaner’s ‘craft’ offshoot in Munich: ‘“We could maybe taste some of the products?” he suggested.’
→ The ever-provocative ‘Hardknott’ Dave Bailey has concluded that ‘handpulls suck’ as a method of serving beer.
→ Saved to Pocket for reading later: a long piece (5000 words) by Phil on the social benefits, or not, of enforcing abstinence from alcohol.
→ Also saved to Pocket, this 1940 portrait of the legendary ale house McSorley’s from the New Yorker archive. (Via someone called BB, via Jeff Alworth, who adds commentary.)
Blogging about blogging
→ Session #91 has been announced by the hosts, Belgian Smaak. The pleasingly wide-open topic is ‘Your first Belgian’.
Each tired sigh from the crypt of “is beer blogging dead?” (accompanied by the rattling of chains, creaking of doors and so on) suggests to me a suffocating, numbing ignorance of just how many great beer blogs are out there, so I hope The Golden Posts could help people find new, great blogs.
→ And speaking of mass-blogging circle-jerking love-ins, don’t forget that we’re ‘going long’ on 30 August — we’d love you to join in!