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The Friday Link Roundup 28.11.14

UntitledThe Friday Link Roundup is a feature wherein Ben’s Beer Blog lazily points you to other beery things worth reading on the interwebs this week.

 Bourbon County Stout Leading up to its annual post-US-Thanksgiving release, read about Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island, the folks who invented bourbon-barrel aged beer, via Esquire

 

 Beer tree
Quartz has a really interesting family tree graphic illustrating the fact that the world’s 10 largest brewers produce 65% of the world’s beer.  
Bud An article in The Atlantic details Budweiser’s eroding market share, including the tidbit that “44 percent of people aged 21 to 27 have apparently never sipped an ice cold Bud
 Mini bar
 Also via Esquire, one man’s noble quest to eat and drink the entire contents of a hotel minibar.

 

 

 


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This Bud’s for Me?

Budweiser (1)

Budweiser, to a craft beer drinker, and indeed anyone who might refer to themselves as a “beer writer,”  is supposed to be anathema.

It is a relatively bland beer brewed with a rice adjunct and it has the distinction of being one of the world’s most popular beers largely by virtue of the fact that it is backed by millions and millions of dollars in marketing. It is brewed en masse, it is distributed by a foreign-owned multinational conglomerate, and its advertisements typically run the lowest common-denominator range of blatantly sexual or related to sports–and often blatantly sexual and related to sports at the same time.

Budweiser is the epitome of a “big brewery beer,” and essentially stands in opposition to all the things about the beer business that I like.

I should hate it.

And yet… Continue reading