The Six-Pack

The Six-Pack – July 25, 2014

Number 1: This tweet from @simonhjohnson

It’s part of a very sharp 12-part Craft Beer Manifesto that was brought to my attention from reading Boak and Bailey’s excellent new book Brew Britannia

Number 2: Book Riot – Five Brilliant Bookstore-Bars
You’re kidding – there are bookstores where you can also buy beers? Officially the best idea ever. I don’t care if book browsing is actually a bit tricky to do when you’ve had a few (trust me, I know). It’s still a brilliant idea

Number 3: Operation Teapot: The Effect of Nuclear Explosions on Commercially Packaged Beverages
In the 1950s, did the US Government nuke some beer to see what it would taste like afterwards? Yes, they did – but for  a good reason. They wanted to see if it could be used as an emergency source of water.

Number 4: – My 1988 interview with homebrewer Kathy Ireland
Yes, that Kathy Ireland. The 1980s Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kathy Ireland. The interviewer is Charlie Papazian. who chatted with her back in the day. Cheers to Jason at Brew Hui for the heads-up.

Number 5: Philadelphia Inquirer – Over-hyped and Over-Hopped, Craft Brewing Needs Some Fresh Strategies
I posted a link to this on the Beer is Your Friend Facebook page a while ago but it’s such a thoughtful piece I’d give it another airing. Read this article about what brewers need to do and it’s hard not to nod your head in agreement.

Number 6: Beer Is Your Friend – Old Beers I Swiped Day Two
In which I discover that a US macro beer does not get better with age.


…And it’s not beer but you’ll like it.

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