Must-reads and longreads

A few more long arti­cles on beer to read lat­er

The ten links we post­ed a cou­ple of weeks ago prompt­ed a few sug­ges­tions from oth­ers on long arti­cles worth sav­ing with Pock­et or Instapa­per to read lat­er; we also spot­ted a cou­ple our­selves.

  1. Sev­en aban­doned brew­eries open for explo­ration – with great pic­tures for the less adven­tur­ous. (Via Alessio Leone.)
  2. Pil­sner Urquell: An Old Czech Fairy Tale by Des de Moor.
  3. North­ern Renais­sance: a new gen­er­a­tion of Bel­gian brew­ers by Bet­sy Andrews for Saveur. (Via Stan Hierony­mus.)
  4. A  San Diego brew­ery’s hid­den art­work, parts one and two by Kel­ly Ben­nett and Angela Carone for San Diego Voice. (Via Alessio Leone.)
  5. Black Met­al Troy or, How to Drink Online by Robert Moor for the Brookyln Rail. (“Before Bruz, the world of online drink­ing had most­ly been pop­u­lat­ed by wussies sip­ping import­ed shit and using words like “ses­sion beer” and “mouth feel” and “Bel­gium.”)
  6. Guin­ness Myths and Scan­dals by Mar­tyn Cor­nell.


Must-reads around the blo­goshire

  1. Ron Pat­tin­son’s accounts of his search for Zoigl are as near to a trip to Fran­co­nia as we’re going to get this year. Great pho­tos, too. Parts one | two | three | four | five.
  2. On a sim­i­lar note, we enjoyed this post from Pivni Filosof about drop­ping into a home­ly Czech pub.
  3. Simon John­son’s post on 28 days with­out beer is inter­est­ing, as ever, but it’s the idea of the ‘hard reset’ of the palate we’ll be steal­ing.
  4. Kristy McCready con­tin­ues to give away top-notch PR advice to organ­i­sa­tions (includ­ing brew­eries) will­ing to lis­ten. Here she is on how (not) to use Twit­ter and here on mak­ing the most of Face­book.
  5. Sid Bog­gle, who we wish would post more often (no pres­sure) gives anoth­er angle on the expe­ri­ence of vis­it­ing a Brew­dog bar. We espe­cial­ly liked his descrip­tion of falling into con­ver­sa­tion with some­one still in the first throes of pas­sion for craft beer: “he was enthu­si­as­tic as a kid about what he was dis­cov­er­ing”.
  6. The Beer Pro­le’s piece on the cul­ture of rounds in British pubs was a great read. The eti­quette dif­fers from region to region, coun­try to coun­try, gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion.

3 thoughts on “Must-reads and longreads”

  1. Aww, you kids… I’m very out of touch at a time when Lon­don is erupt­ing with inter­est­ing beer. Real life intrudes at times, but I’m aim­ing to be a bit more pro­lif­ic though. Thanks for the kiss… 😉

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