Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's just beer

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Every so often, I will come across an article or an advertisement that touts the craft beer selection of a bar, hotel, or another business. The business that is the focus of the eye catching notice often speaks proudly of their craft beer selection on draft/bottles, the festivals they host/sponsor, and how pro craft beer they are. Doing all of that is absolutely fine, but after seeing enough of those bits, I've become irked by how they can divide people. Craft beer fans v. non-craft beer fans.

Now, this is not a post that is pro-big brewers (ABInBev, SABMiller, etc). Far from it. Beer by the craft/microbrewers of the world is more enjoyable (in my opinion) than anything the big boys could make. With that being said, this post is an attempt to express my belief that beer is beer. People, myself included, enjoy the beers that they do, and they/we would probably prefer it if our beverage of choice did not lump us into a group that have pre-associated labels connected to them.

I know judgments and opinions are unavoidable, but if they could be dropped we could all enjoy a beer together.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Apologies and an update of sorts

Hey folks,

My apologies for not updating more but things have been busy on this end. Between planning a move, a few beer related trips, composing homebrew recipes, and doing my darndest to keep ze special woman happy and well fed (she is a mean one if she is not well fed), I have become lazy in my postings.

I assure you that I have not forgotten about this blog. Rather, I am working on a sizable entry on brewing schools, and a few other topics that I hope to begin posting in the next few weeks.

So, this blog is not dead. More beer related reading material is on the way.

On a different note, is anyone planning on attending Zwanze Day? If you are doing so in Chicago, let us know. We/I will be there!

Cheers!

-Ethan