- How to homebrew, 1975-style
- #38 was the People’s Choice at GABS ’12
- Two venue reviews for the price of one with Canberra’s Zierholz
I’ll give you three guesses what happens when a few days of partying is brought to close with a sleepless overnight flight from Singapore to Brisbane. If you guessed, Monday Reading is delayed while I catch up on my beauty sleep, you’d be correct. Singapore is a more amazing place than I previously would have credited, which I’ll be sharing in the next week or two.
Here are the other highlights from last week:
- Canned vs bottled beer – Bend Beer Librarian
- Red Bullies – Let Me Tell You About Beer (follow up from Likely Moose)
- How to Survive the Great British Beer Festival – Pete Brown (which I appreciate is a bit late)
- A pre-emptive prediction about the champion of GBBF – Ed’s Beer Site (again, a bit late)
- End of kid gloves era – Boak & Bailey, and in a similar vein this week:
- Apple of Their Eye: Why Beer Companies are Getting Fruity – This is Why I’m Drunk
- Turning Green into Gold: Why are breweries switching to cider? – The BeerCast
- LA Sip & Savage – Beer Search Party
- New microbrewery for Canberra – Canberra Times
- The Benedictine breweries – I Think About Beer
- Bud blamed in absurd ER study – Brookston Beer Bulletin
- Mimicking True South’s Killer Python Kolsch – Beer is Your Fried
- Australian boffins brew up a hydrating beer – Brisbane Times
- Sydney airport to get Coopers Alehouse – The Shout
I apologise for the haphazard ordering. There’s gold up and down this week’s links.
In other news: something I’ve been meaning to link to for a few weeks since it was published is I Think About Beer’s Belgian Six Pack Project. The idea of the Six Pack Project is to assemble a six pack of quintessential beers from a geographical area which best express the local styles. Typically, this means American states but an exception was made to create an introductory course in Belgian beers. Ammo and I went to Plonk – Australia’s best bottleshop – and I tried to do my best to put the Six Pack together. This was the result:
Ignoring the godawful photo, I managed three of the seven beers listed, which is a touch disappointing. There was no Rodenbach Grand Cru, so I had to slum it with regular Rodenbach – like a pleb – but on the upside, it was my pick of the bunch. Blanche de Namur was sold out but I’m pretty familiar with the witbier style. St Bernardus Prior 8 was in lieu of the 12, which I couldn’t see anywhere, and I completely missed the spontaneously fermented/lambic styles, of which only the fruity, sweet ones were available. Nonetheless, if you need to brush up on Belgian beer styles, this is the way to go.