Monday, July 28, 2014

The Monday Blogshare (07/28/14)

Hey folks, I'm back at it with some articles that have captured my attention.  Hope you enjoy them!

  • Who wouldn't want a new product you can take home from a brewery that is promised to keep your beer fresh for at least double the time of a regular growler?  In this article, The Alcohol Professor visits the crowler.  They are pretty much big cans that a brewery can fill up and seal in their taproom with ease.  Oskar Blues is quoted as saying the beer stays good and carbonated for at least a month (as long as it remains unopened, of course).  I would love to try this out.  Has anyone had any experience with the crowler?
  • Another product that is being pushed on consumers these days is specialized glassware, specifically in this case the Spiegelau stout glass. I have yet to try it out, but it looks like Keith from Brew/Drink/Run has tested the glass out to some success.  How about you?  What do you think of the stout glass?
  • Good old BillyBrew does a vertical with Rogue Old Crustacean.  He acquired vintages from 1999, 2003 and 2007 through the Rogue store. Definitely a good read.  I have some beers in my cellar hitting 2 years I am looking forward to tasting soon!
  • With over 3,000 breweries in America, if you want your brewery to survive you must invest in quality and consistency.  Here is a post from Fuggled about how improvements in the consistency of Starr Hill Jomo caused him to include it as a staple in his beer glass.
  • Last but not least, Glen from the Aussie blog Beer is Your Friend constantly puts out great material. In this post, he starts up a Q&A series with none other than....Glen himself!  Also, check out his comment below!

Be sure to check out these great blogs, and add them to your RSS reader!

My beer of the week:  New Glarus Apple Ale


  1. Hey Ryan,
    Thanks for the kind words - and the link. Just hope people who are new to my blog realise using myself as the first Q&A was a bit tongue-in-cheek. As the name of the blog suggests, I tend not to take things too seriously in the beer world.

    1. No problem Glen. I share a similar outlook to the beer world as you. I'll point readers down to the comments so they read your comment.