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]


[/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]


[/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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