Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pic(k) of the week: Brewers Walt Dickinson & Nathan Zeender (and ...)

Brewers Walt Dickinson & Nathan Zeender

Mixed fermentation of wild and sour beers was the topic of a discussion "between two [three] powerhouses of funk": * Brewpub Right Proper hosted the seminar on 11 April 2017, during the week that the [U.S.] Brewers Association had travelled to Washington, D.C, to host its Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C.

Almost one month later, to the day, Wicked Weed was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. And many 'craft' drinkers (and brewers) cried foul. Did they believe that all that had been discussed that evening now had been transmuted into "alternative facts"?

A more thoughtful reaction was this from a brewer, said recently to me over beers: "It makes me sad."

  • * I recorded the discussion, but the small room was so crowded that, unfortunately, very little of it can be clearly discerned.
  • An alert reader noticed that I had neglected to credit the "man in the middle," the Mad Fermentationist, Michael Tonsmeire. Corrected. (Apologies and thanks!)

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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