30 Dec 2012

Some loose (and recicled) thoughts for the end of the year


If you are a homebrewer who's planning to go commercial in 2013, before you brew your first batch, leave the homebrewer at home. Making beer won't be your hobby anymore, it'll be your job.

When I see brewers saying that they make the beers they would like to drink I ask myself, shouldn't they make the beers I would like to drink?

If expermimental refers to a product that is still being developed, shouldn't experimental beers be cheaper than finished ones?

Brewers need to have more trust in their products. Instead of inviting us to taste their beers, they should invite us to drink them.

Someone who prefers to spend 10€ on a bottle of a beer they don't know instead of spending the same money on three bottles of a beer they already know and like, has a very serious problem.

You should always doubt the judgment of someone who praises (and reviews) a beer they drank in a shot size as part of a session that included another ten.

It'd be nice to see more beer reviews that give less importance to tasting notes and more to sensations.

Someone who uses the BJCP style guidelines as a parameter to evaluate a beer, shows they understand little about the BJCP, styles and beer.

Only a BJCP certified judge at a competition can evaluate a beer as if they were a BJCP certified judge at a competition. The rest should do it according to the only three realistic categories of beer "I like it", "I don't like it" and "I don't quite like it, but don't quite mind drinking it".

In the real world, it is the style that should fit the beer and not the beer fit the style.

Every day I find it harder to understand the fascination with hop bombs. Most tend to be as complex, subtle and interesting as one of my morning farts, but even louder.

If you've any more beer clichés to add, you know what to do.

Happy new year!

Na Zdraví!

6 comments:

  1. Find a way to bottle those farts. Video of 10 guys trying to smell them in "peak form" would be a hoot.

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    1. I'm a proper craft farter. I'm not willing to compromise the quality of my farts by bottling them. I'll be putting tickets up for sale for those who want to smell them in "peak form".

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  2. Excellent idea. Liked it so much I copied you and immortalized the concept with a hashtag: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2012/december/myownlooseand

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  3. Those morning farts can feel so good though. ;)

    Is belittling one style being a beer snob?

    happy new year and keep up the great writing.

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    1. Is belittling one style being a beer snob?

      Could be

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  4. "If you are a homebrewer who's planning to go commercial in 2013, before you brew your first batch, leave the homebrewer at home. Making beer won't be your hobby anymore, it'll be your job."

    This needs to be said more.

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