Next month I’m pleased to be hosting The Session, the monthly exchange of ideas by beer bloggers. Here’s the announcement post!
Note: If you’re not a blogger, you may prefer to wait for the round-up which will be out early next year.
It always surprises me how many beer bloggers are out there, and how not all of them brew.
For me brewing was a natural progression from my interest in beer.
But as I’ve discovered more about brewing my enjoyment of beer has changed.
The more I learn the less I enjoy mediocre beers, knowing how easy they are to make. Similarly, great beers seem all the more impressive now.
Apart from this general change, I’ve also become a more analytical drinker. I try to identify flavours in a way that I never did before.
How did they get that biscuity malt flavour up front? Is that raisin? They overdid the bittering hops, didn’t they?
Session #71: Brewers and Drinkers
Brewers and Drinkers is about your relationship with beer and how it’s made. Do you brew? If so why? If not, why not? How does that affect your enjoyment of drinking beer?
Here are some things to think about if you’re stuck:
- Do you need to brew to appreciate beer?
- Do you enjoy beer more not knowing how it’s made?
- If you brew, can you still drink a beer just for fun?
- Can you brew without being an analytical drinker?
- Do brewers get to the point where they’re more impressed by technical achievements than sensory delight?
- Does more knowledge increase your awe in front of a truly excellent beer?
That’s it. Write your post on January 4 2013 and link to it in the comments below. I’ll write a round-up a few days later.
Thanks for taking part!
If you haven’t participated in The Session before, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun way to talk with other bloggers.