I managed to push out some words on my new drinking normal, as part of #thesession.
In this issue of The Fizz, we’ve got a few bits on Australia, thoughts on the Portman Group ruling, why caffeine is important, and the almost-return of those chalky Necco conversational hearts.
I survived Dryanuary, and learned some things. But I have an unanswered question: Can beer be good for a relationship?
In this issue, I share my thoughts on @Brewdog’s new look and the very cool new @Guinness Storehouse tour, a piece on the social importance of the pub from @helfitzgerald, @beervana talks about what he’s learned from 10 years of writing, and the origin story of the ‘Karen’ meme.
In this issue, @beervana asks “What is beer, anyway?”, I use a recent Telegraph rant to weigh in on kids in pubs, scientists use radiocarbon dating to identify fraudulent whiskies, and @sidewalksafari shares a great day-trip itinerary for Dublin.
In this issue, we talk about various movements from Big Beer, discuss Scotland’s love affair with haggis & Burns Night, I do a rant on stupid tax policies & high ABV beers in Ireland (with a little help from Twitter), and I discuss the death of privacy. Happy Friday, everybody!
In this issue, we’ve got a whole bunch from Vinepair (they had some great content this week), @beervana, an announcement of @beerwithnat ‘s new book, an Irish beer law history lesson from @beerfoodtravel, and scratch-and-sniff weed wallpaper.
In this issue, we’ve got some great bits from Vinepair, a bunch of interesting stuff on the rise of voluntary teetotaling by Millennials and Gen-Z, an American Scientist piece on the importance of barley, and @aodespair railing about the insidious practice of packaging TV and film content.
In this issue, we’ve got some great bits from @taranurin on Puerto Rico’s growing craft beer scene, quite a lot of stuff about coffee trends, @beervana’s review of the decade in beer, and a little rant about why California’s AB5 will be a prime example of the law of unintended consequences. I also wrote a piece on the long-awaited opening of Brewdog Outpost Dublin.
I attended what is probably the world’s largest Christmas Beer Festivals in Essen, Belgium. I sampled 66 beers, and somehow, my liver didn’t explode.