As promised, here are a few interesting blog posts and articles about beer from around the globe. These are some of the best reads over the past couple weeks. Stay tuned for more in a few weeks:
Women Enjoying Beer – Women and Beer: Herstory Coming to Portland – I would like to see something like this happening here in Colorado Springs. I wonder if we can make this happen.
The Independent (UK) – Did a Thirst for Beer Spark Civilization? Well, some people believe it did, and provide some research on it too.
Beervana – You Say “Rocket Fuel, I say “Session” – A brief anecdote from an ongoing discussion about how “session beers” are perceived differently in the USA and UK.
I Might Have A Glass of Beer – Masters of Brown Session Beer – A look at some of Brewdog’s latest moves in the beer world, and a general agreement that they are maturing as a brewery.
Discovery News – What Did Iron Age Beer Taste Like? – Barley grains are providing some insight into ancient Celtic brewing and malting techniques in present day Germany.
New School Beer Blog – A Common Challenge – About California Common Ales and how one beer basically defines the style.
New School Beer Blog – The Ever-Changing Beer Style Guidelines – Some information on the newest changes in beer style guidelines, including a well-needed new category.
Crooked Stave – I like this blog in general and it started very recently. They’re a sour beer brewery contracting out of Funkwerks Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The brewer is Chad Yakobson, the creator of the Brettanomyces Project and he was a brewer at Odell Brewing.