Category Archives: The Session

The Session #115: The Role of Beer Books

For this September edition of The Session, Joan Villar-i-Martí of Blog Birraire asks us to consider The Role of Beer Books: The discussion at hand is “The Role of Beer Books“. Participants can talk about that first book that caught their attention, which brought them to get interested in beer; or maybe about books that helped developing their local beer scene. There’s also the -bad- role of books that regrettably misinform readers because their authors did … Continue reading →

The Session #114: Pilsners

I missed the August edition of The Session last Friday entirely due to what has become The Busiest Summer Ever™, but I couldn’t let it completely pass without a quick note. It was hosted by Alistair Reece over at Fuggled, with the style topic of Pilsners: What I want folks to do is put down their IPAs, their Belgians, their sours, their barrel aged stuff, and hunt out a few pilsners to compare and contrast, whether … Continue reading →

The Session #113: Mass Observation

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Boak & Bailey and they asked us to engage in a little bit of research study (Mass Observation): In the late 1930s a team of social researchers descended on Lancashire and spent several years observing the people of Bolton and Blackpool as they went about their daily lives. As part of that, in 1937 and 1938, they made a special study of pubs, which led to … Continue reading →

The Session #112: The Other Beer Economy

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Carla Jean Lauter, The Beer Babe, who wants us to write about The Other Beer Economy: Growing alongside of the boom of breweries are many small businesses that are supporting, or supported by the craft beer industry. Yet, we rarely give these businesses a second thought. They are the second beer economy, often operating behind-the-scenes. I think we could give them a bit more credit for … Continue reading →

The next Session: The secondary beer economy

Carla Jean Lauter, aka The Beer Babe, is hosting The Session #112 for the month of June. The topic: The Other Beer Economy. Growing alongside of the boom of breweries are many small businesses that are supporting, or supported by the craft beer industry. Maine is now home to a malt processing facility, and several hop farms. There are multiple beer tourism-focused businesses that help connect visitors to the state’s best beer offerings. There are … Continue reading →