“Industrial beer” is a term used by Randy Mosher in his book Tasting Beer to describe beers produced on a large scale: Whatever the reason, the new hoppy brown beer was a huge craze aided by new technologies fuelling the largest breweries the world had ever known… combined, London porter breweries brewed 1,200,000 barrels in 1810. At that time it took more money to finance a brewery than any other business except a bank. This new industrial scale is important, because it increased […]
Towards the end of last year, I wrote a piece about American and Australian pale ales. It turned out to be a bit off-the-mark, so I wrote a follow-up called WTF is an Australian pale ale? Since then, we in Australia have received an influx of imported American beers. Some of them are legit, some less so. It behoves me then to complete the series I started by taking a more thorough, research-based look at the flipside of Comparing Australian […]
Time once again to tackle the Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday: a monthly opportunity for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their unique perspective on the same topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts The Session, chooses a topic, and creates a round-up that lists all of the participants. This month’s topic, hosted by Adrian Dingle at Ding’s Beer Blog, is USA versus Old World Beer Culture.