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January 2013

Workin’ It

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at a beer festival? Well, I can tell you. It’s terrible. You spend all day trapped behind a counter, spilling beer on yourself, and pretending to laugh at drunk people’s jokes.

I’m kidding, it’s not like that at all. Continue reading “Workin’ It”

‘Faux Craft’ is Stupid

A few weeks ago Melbourne blogger ‘Ale of a Time’ (aka Luke) posted a rant about the stupidity of the term ‘craft’ beer. Personally, I’ve always kind of liked the term, but then I like craft. I like to imagine that a craft beer has had as much thought, quality ingredients, and skill put into it as a sock that I’ve knitted. To me, it seemed more appropriate than microbrew and less wanky than boutique beers. But I could see Luke’s point. Particularly when he concluded that as far as beer is concerned, ‘Some is good, some is less good, some is made by evil companies, some is made by nice people. It. Is. Called. Beer.’* Continue reading “‘Faux Craft’ is Stupid”

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