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http://boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/breakfast_reading_feb_2015.pngIt’s Saturday and time for our usual round-up of news and interesting reading around the Blogoshire and beyond.→ For All About Beer,*Heather Vandanengel discussed the concept of FOMO and how it relates to beer (http://allaboutbeer.com/fomo-infiltrates-beer-culture/):
“Why am I doing this?” I asked myself the last time I was 50-people-deep waiting in line to get into a bar serving hard-to-find beers on draft… It was textbook FOMO…
→ Meredith Geil’s piece on the relationship between Brooklyn’s Sixpoint and*British brewery Adnams (http://www.bkmag.com/2015/02/13/sixpoint-welcomes-the-uks-143-year-old-adnams-southwold-brewery-for-a-collaboration-beer/) offered some interesting insight into how the J.D. Wetherspoon US collaboration beer project works, and how JDW are perceived by their American partners. (Via @robsterowski (http://twitter.com/robsterowski).)
→ After Thrillist annoyed everyone by declaring Gose the death of craft beer, at*Eater, a food website with occasional clickbait tendencies, Christina Perozzi profiled the style and explained how US brewers are approaching it (http://www.eater.com/drinks/2015/2/17/8051305/gose-an-ancient-lost-beer-style-is-making-a-comeback):
Some are dry-hopping their Gose with big, high alpha-acid American hops, some are adding New World herbs, some are adding Brettanomyces (or Brett)*yeast to amp up the funk, some are adding flowers, some are barrel-aging, some are adding Brittany Gray sea salt, smoked sea salt, Himalayan red sea salt. The possibilities seem endless.
→*To mark its 50th birthday, Will Hawkes wrote about Maris Otter malt for*All About Beer* — where it came from, how it nearly disappeared, and why it is so well-loved by brewers today (http://allaboutbeer.com/maris-otter-50th-anniversary/).
→*Jeff ‘Beervana’ Alworth shared the results of an*experiment at a bar in Portland, Oregon, which saw customers offered a flight of samples of 12 IPAs and asked to rank them by preference without knowing their names (http://beervana.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/portlands-favorite-ipa.html): ‘I’m interested in this experiment because I think it tracks the momentary preferences of Oregonians.’
→ For the*Morning Advertiser, Adrian Tierney-Jones investigated how publicans choose which cask ales to offer and how they go about promoting*them (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Business-Support/The-hip-in-hops-Choosing-the-right-cask-ale).
→ Lars Marius Garshol digested an academic paper entitled ‘The Microbial Diversity of Traditional Spontaneously Fermented Lambic Beer’ and translated it (more-or-less) into plain English (http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/317.html):
The two Enterobacter species, Klebsiella oxytoca, Hafnia paralvei, and Escherichia/Shigella are all part of the family Enterobacteriaceae. They consume sugar and grow very rapidly, producing lactic acid and flavours which have been described as smoky, mouldy, and vegetal.
→ This looks good, doesn’t it?

This is draft Orval Green (4.5% ABV) with the three Orval cheeses. This beer is amazing – proper hoppy and no brett. pic.twitter.com/FgUf0elfAP (http://t.co/FgUf0elfAP)
— Mark Dredge (@markdredge) February 19, 2015 (https://twitter.com/markdredge/status/568416498672406529)

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