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http://boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/breakfast_news_nuggets_waffle_diner_672.pngFunny how it always seems to be Saturday around this time of the week, innit? Here’s*our regular round-up of recommended beer-related reading from the last week. → First, a public service announcement: Bristol’s*Wiper & True have issued a product recall for their beer Mount Hood (http://wiperandtrue.com/product-recall/)(Batch 01, bottled 27/03/2015–17/04/2015) because some bottles have shattered under excessive internal pressure.
→ Jeff Alworth’s piece on German wheat beer for* (http://allaboutbeer.com/quirks-of-brewing-ferulic-acid-rest/)All About Beer (http://allaboutbeer.com/quirks-of-brewing-ferulic-acid-rest/)*is a good read for those interested in recreating the style at home, as well as offering a nice portrait of the Schneider Brewery:
Schneider is known for its phenols…*which Drexler describes as “spicy-tasting, like clove and nutmeg.”…*That flavor doesn’t come accidentally—or easily. There are two steps, and the most important is what’s known as a “ferulic acid rest.”
→ A newswire story (Agence France-Presse) via the Guardian detailed the workings of a self-service pub in a village in *the Czech Republic (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/czech-village-toasts-success-of-self-service-pub):
All beer lovers need to do is grab a cup from the storage rack, insert a coin and run their ID through a scanner to prove they are over the drinking age of 18 to help themselves to a cool, crisp pint.
→ At his Inside Beer website*Jeff Evans shared*a piece by Mark Tranter of Burning Sky explaining how and why he came up with his flagship beer*Saison à la Provision (http://www.insidebeer.com/articles/20150520_1), with some interesting details:
Having new oak was something I chose, despite the fact that the beer may not have been exactly as I wanted from day one. The first couple of batches had a coconut-like flavour that you get from new oak, which also imparts a level of apparent sweetness (not particularly desirable in saisons).
→ For the*Morning Advertiser, Pete Brown explained the appeal of craft beer to women (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Drinks/Beer/Pete-Brown-Why-women-love-craft-beer) and urged the wider industry to borrow its cunning*tactic of*— wait for it —*‘not insulting or alienating them’.
→ Manchester Brew Expo took place last weekend and inspired posts from Connor ‘Beer Battered’ Murphy (http://www.beerbattered.co.uk/events/item/134-mcr-brew-expo-aims-to-build-mancunian-pride) (a kind of pre-event trailer);*Tandleman (http://tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/manchester-brew-expo.html)*(impressed by Cloudwater, became ‘relaxed’, stop taking notes); Mark ‘Beer Compurgation’ Johnson (http://beercompurgation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/manchester-brewery-expo-photo-blog.html) (a photo essay); and Phil Hardy (https://beersay.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/positive-waves/)*who found it a heartening experience: ‘I felt that dark cloud lift for a while, thinning and rising ever higher, bright warming rays starting to peep through the gaps.’
→ And, finally, a sign of the times from Keith Flett:

There is now a black ipa sauce.. pic.twitter.com/9GMPdRWkHp (http://t.co/9GMPdRWkHp)
— keith flett (@kmflett) May 26, 2015 (https://twitter.com/kmflett/status/603233717100924928)

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