|I wanted to alert you to a new project of mine. Once a week, I’ll be doing a blog over at All About Beer. My debut post dropped today (every time people are trying to hype something, they say it “dropped) and you can find it here. It begins:
Every beer-drinking country has a particular relationship to the beer it brews. Germans treat their lagers as a sacred trust, and breweries often have the text of Reinheitsgebot posted like a prayer on the wall. Italians are the quickest to think of their local ales as part of the gastronomic landscape—they brew with an eye to the dinner table. Americans have replaced a focus on quantity for one of quality, but in both cases there’s a maximalist orientation; now we count IBUs instead of empty cans.
The Czechs are the most interesting…
Please go and read the whole thing. I’d love to affirm AAB’s confidence in me with decent traffic, so help a brother out and click through. Tom Acitelli has been doing some great history pieces, and John Ho …
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