After being gone for a few weeks I probably could have gone off the deep end and made this post about 100 entries long, but I likely would have blacked out somewhere in the middle only to wake up with drool on my keyboard some hours later. That whole scenario would not have been pleasant for anyone involved.
Trying to catch up on some of what I missed while away . . .
- “Weak, watery beer is falling out of favor” and the competitors of big beer are getting stronger and stronger. Those competitors go beyond just craft beer and the still declining sales numbers are enough to force a change in advertising tactics.
- Including a new brewery in Vermont as part of the news today is really just intended as a point of interest for The Brother-in-law.
- I am often guilty of using craft to describe beers and breweries, but it really might be time for me to find another way to express what I mean by that.
- Though the craft (cannot help it) brewing industry tends to be very supportive of one another that does not always translate to the companies that distribute their beers. that is why I am so incredibly fascinated by the relationship established by six distribution companies in Southern California.
- This story serves as a reminder that I need to try this beer (since we have it at the bar) and also to make me ponder what I would do if I was ever unable to drink beer.
- Then why not throw in a reminder to try a beer that will be much more difficult for me to come by than the one I have daily access to.
- The only reasons that I have for my growlers remaining empty for so long are that Florida has stupid (yes stupid) restriction on what size growlers can be filled and that there are not many places that I can get them filled in the area anyway.
- Though I don’t know what brands they will be picking up, I do know that the company has more than enough power to heavily influence the beer market when making a move like this one.
- Is is good to be in the can making business right now.
- More wheeling and dealing for one of the big boys in the Russian and Turkish markets.
- Now I was not going to rush out an buy this new book mostly because I have not come close to finishing all of the ones I have, but after reading of some of the apparent inaccuracies I feel better about not getting it right away. Often leading with “my understanding is” when talking about beer styles to others seems to still be a good approach for me to take.