Recently there’s been a ton of interesting reading on the beer blogosphere. I’m going to show you some of the things that we’ve been reading and inspired by very recently.
– From Homebrewing to the Big Leagues – An Interview with Nebraska Brewing – Very informative and insightful look into how a homebrewer became a successful commercial brewer.
– Brewing Up Power: Beer Maker Finalizes Biofuels Project – Alaskan Brewing has worked sixteen years to make a new boiler where the brewery’s own malt waste will be its sole energy source. How awesome is that!!!
– Surly Brewing’s Omar Ansari on supply and demand challenges – More breweries are opening and it’s getting harder and harder to get the ingredients you need as a brewery, so what does this mean and how do you work around it?
– Cantillon experiments with Amphoras – When Cantillon brewer Jean Van Roy tasted a wine that blew his socks off he learned that the wine had been aged in Amphoras…so now he’s doing that with some beer…
– Shattering Beers Glass Ceiling: The Rise of Women Brewers – The women brewers from Victory, Stone, and Cambridge Brewing are collaborating on a beer. This article tracks some of their thoughts on being in the beer industry.
– The Future of Brewing Barley – Things aren’t looking so good as the demand for barley grows but the ability to expand it’s growth isn’t quite there.
– Calling Time on the Pint – One author’s thoughts on the pint glass, that it is an outdated vessel and should be replaced. He’s got plenty of reasons why this is so. Not sure I agree.
– Don’t Cook With Expensive Beer! – It’s Pub Night talks a bit about brewing with expensive beer, is it really that different than a less expensive beer of the same style, and why wouldn’t you just drink it!
– Interview with Greg Kock of Stone Brewing – The New School Beer blog interviews Stone Greg about the beer industry and Stone’s plans. Part 2 is also available but I’ll let you seek that out..