Martyn Cornell’s amending of the 20 most influential beers list was highlighted in last week’s blog of blogs, but on his Appellation Beer site Stan Hieronymus takes issue with the inclusion of Russian River Blind Pig IPA not being questioned. There seems to be some confusion about which Blind Pig beer was really one of the first double IPAs. Read on here.
Fancy a pottle? What do you mean, never heard of it? It’s an archaic measure of beer as rediscovered this week by Alan McLeod on A Good Beer Blog. It’s an archaic word for a half-gallon, between a gallon and a quart. Read more about it here.
On Fuggled, Velky Al has announced the subject of the 2013 International Homebrew Project — Burton Ale. The challenge is not as straightforward as it might seem as the character of the beer has changed twice during its 150-year history, says Al. See the choice of project recipes here.
Ron Pattinson has been delving into Eldridge Pope brewing records, and impressive historical documents they are, too. And there’s plenty, too, about Mr P’s obsession with the AK style of light bitter. Read all about it here.
The ever acute observer, Tandleman, has his say this week on the decision by owner Heineken to drop the strength of John Smith’s smooth from 3.8 to 3.6% and put the price up. “Is there a point when standard bitters, like Lees at 4% and Robinson’s Unicorn at 4.1%, become the new premium bitters?” he ponders.
The boys at fledgling Weird Beard Brewing have had a good week. “The week started with what we called ‘Piss up in a Brewery’ last Saturday, which involved inviting a small group of people along to the brewery for a kind of soft launch.” This posting is very interesting, showing the work that goes into setting up a micro from scratch. Good pics, too.
This blog post is not by Wobbly Wallet but originally appeared on Beer Today: http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=11999