This week, Doug and Tony discus the Stone Brewing announcement (reminder?) that it won’t be selling out anytime soon. They also review two emerging types of beer education: teaching brewing students in working production breweries and helping people better understand the words they use to describe beer. Also, a BWS exclusive about a major development in the local beer scene.
Stone Brewing takes the high road
I tend to try and limit my beer drinking to those brewed within 100 miles of my home. This is my way of supporting local, independent beer. This week, however, I feel like I owe Stone a six-pack of support for their gentler reminder about the hows and whys of big beer.
I don’t believe there is a conspiracy, I think big business is as big business does. That said, it is critical to let people know that what’s at stake isn’t quality but rather investment.
This is a great story, much of which I believe Doug has said a billion times before, that helps people get a sense of how to use the language of brewing to explain beers to yourself as well as to others.
Beer education on Campus Why did it take this long?
As both an economic and a practical model, it is hard to believe that it took so long for a major brewery to partner with a local college (the Culinary Institute of America) to start teaching students both how to brew beer and how beer fits into the larger culinary picture. We’re about to have a class of chefs from one of the country’s most prestigious breweries who spent all four years with an on-premise brewery at their disposal. What could go wrong?
Great story by Somebodies Productions featuring a Brooklyn partnership with a college to teach brewing in a working on campus brewery. It is astounding there aren’t more of these…
Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.