That's a surprising response from the beer writer. I'd imagine specialist journalists would be familiar with all of the culture surrounding their field. The "kit and kilo from Franklins" crowd still seem to have the numbers or at least hold public perception of the hobby/craft.Gough said:All good points PM. Just out of interest I'm going to the "Inaugural Newcastle Exotic Beer Club Dinner" on Saturday night where we will be trying a selection of 8 specially chosen beers to go with the food, and will also be trying some new brews from a new local microbrewery. I'm not part of the club and for all I know it could turn into a monumental wank, but hopefully not. The bloke who is organising it writes the beer column for the Newcastle Herald and has some interesting ideas, but when I emailed him to book my seat and told him I was a homebrewer his reaction was one of amazement that I'd be interested in trying different beers because homebrewing to him was only about "cheap piss". Mmmm. He was surprised (and interested) that there was a community of us out there brewing for quality and difference, not just price. Should be an interesting night...
Have you or anyone else been to one of these kind of nights? I'm interested in people's thoughts.
Sorry to bump a long dead thread, but I thought I'd pass on my impressions of the Cascade Four Seasons brew...Doc said:Has anyone seen or tried the new Four Seasons Cascade beer (Spring Fest) ?
It is supposed to be similar in style to a Bavarian Helles.
I haven't found it at my local bottleshop yet.