After calling out my frequent contributors last week they stepped up with some good articles for today. I am sure that they did not do it for that reason, but I will pretend that The Wife and Seattle Jeff felt bad about it for at least a moment.
Lots of good stuff today . . .
- Not that I am lowering my standards to ask for good beer rather than great beer, but if they are going to be dumping over 11,000 gallons of just good beer I would be willing to take a few gallons of it from them before it heads down a drain.
- Maybe not exactly news, but this article gives some opinions on a short list of relatively easy to find Double IPAs out there.
- There is no way that I would have guessed what the best-selling beer in the world is because I don’t think I knew that it existed.
- Schwarzbier is a style that I enjoy, so I will likely give this one a try when I see it.
- Finally it looks like the new facility that we have been reading about for months and months can move forward with some legislation changes finalized in Minneapolis.
- The criteria used is very clear and I have no issues with the list, but I would not have guessed a few that are among the top ten beer states in America.
- Though I have enjoyed some of their brews when visiting the Pacific Northwest I do not know much about them, so it was nice to read a little about the history of the brewery.
- Even I have made fun of the beer scene in Utah as I looked at what was available as we stopped a few times on our way through, so it is good to read that all is headed in a positive direction.
- As many smaller breweries are pulling back their distribution a bit, this Midwestern brewery is expanding theirs to the East Coast.
- Once in a while I am willing to destroy my palate with a big Double IPA, but I agree that balance is much more important.
- I don’t know that I could handle drinking pumpkin beers all day but I would certainly be willing to head to Seattle to give it a try and to taste a beer that was partially fermented inside a big pumpkin.
- On top of explaining the origins of lager yeast this article also gives me hope that new yeast strains will be discovered in the forests of Patagonia.
- Clearly the most important news of the week comes from my friend Gerard as he gives the lowdown on the unveiling of a pilot episode in Orlando next week.