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We found time to put together a (small) Saturday round-up after all! Yer tis.→ Saved to Pocket: Evan Rail on how a renowned computer hacker is bringing Berliner Weisse back to the city of its birth (http://allaboutbeer.com/article/berliner-weisse-andreas-bogk/). (From what we’ve read so far, this looks like a superb questioning, probing piece of writing.)
→ Home brewers with a love of detail:*Derek Dellinger’s*home brewing experiments continue with tweaks to yeast selection and water treatment (http://www.bear-flavored.com/2014/08/perfecting-already-good-recipes-and.html).
→ Stephen Beaumont lays down the law on the use of ‘Belgian’ and ‘Belgian-style’ as descriptors (http://worldofbeer.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/its-not-belgian-or-even-belgian-style/), and Stan Hieronymus gently questions his underlying assumption (http://appellationbeer.com/blog/what-makes-a-beer-american/).
→ The Beer Nut’s series of posts on Bristol (1 (http://thebeernut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/king-for-day.html) | 2 (http://thebeernut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/traditional-matters.html) | 3 (http://thebeernut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/down-with-kids.html)) have made for good reading in the last week. We agree with several of the points he makes, especially this one:
Moving from BrewDog to Zero Degrees was like stepping back in time. Even though the chain only dates from 2000 and the Bristol branch is four years younger again, it feels like a period piece from a time before bare wood and distressed lettering, when iconoclastic British beer meant cavernous halls, bare concrete and steel gantries.
→ There have been various posts and Tweets about experiences of sexism or exclusion at the Great British Beer Festival which add up to a worrying mass of evidence that it still isn’t an event at which many women feel*welcome.*For starters, here’s the*It Comes in Pints*account (http://icipints.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/beer-festivals-its-time-to-make-space-for-women/)*and*here’s the Crafty Beeress (http://www.craftybeeress.com/2014/08/gbbf-2014-why-things-need-to-change.html).
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