No shit, buddy. You start starting a brewery and then you fall off the face of the blog? Way to show dedication. Hell, you showed up for the Session that you hosted and then.. what? Posted a few pictures of a half-done tattoo and fell into obscurity? Good work!
Okay. Touche. I’ve been absent. My bad. In truth, I’ve been working on a few articles and just haven’t had a chance to finish them up (though I did get one out – non-beer related – for Intrepid Media) and.. and.. I haven’t forgotten about you, internet. It’s not you, it’s me. I swear!
In fact, just to get things rolling again before I drop my bomb post about craft market dichotomy, let me give you a couple of posts from OTHER blogs that I’ve found interesting, lately.
Nate at Thank Heaven for Beer wrote a great piece yesterday about HR 4278 and why reduction of excise tax on small brewers is NOT a stimulus package, and why it is, actually, fair. This follows up another great post (with equally great discussion) about beer reviews and whether or not they’re legit if they used terms you can’t recognize.
Seriously – if you like to read about the craft beer industry, go read both of those pieces AND all of the comments. They’re well worth it. Thoughtful pieces, thoughtful commentary.
Ken at The Hop Press wrote a really neat piece about Sierra Nevada’s use of a Gas Chromatographic Mass Spectrometer w/ Olfactory to pick up really specific fruit flavors and aromas from new hop varietals. It’s a really fascinating piece. I enjoy the implications of what it means for the future of flavor in craft beer, which I would like to define as: “More awesome is yet to come.”
And as for me? You just watch and wait. And then take me to the cleaners in the comments on my next post.