Dear Beer Aficionados,
“When the Eagles hike the ball, people start to forget about summer beers,” says a colleague of ours at Draught Lines. While that may certainly be true for many sports fans, some of us need a reminder that summer isn’t endless – even if the temperature remains in the 90s.
In this edition of DL, we preview the changes that will inevitably come. The days will get shorter, a bit colder and you’ll invite the familiar flavors of fall back as a welcome change. Speaking of welcome changes, our dear friend and acclaimed beer writer, Lew Bryson, is back from his stint as the managing editor of the magazine Whisky Advocate. Yes, he is very knowledgeable about beer and whiskey. We don’t know which beverage he prefers – and he’ll probably never tell, but let’s just say that he appreciates the best that both have to offer. Which is why we asked him to opine about craft beers that offer the flavors of spirits vs. brown liquids that might not be as good as the price they command. A few brewers weigh in on the topic as well.
Then, if you are into music, check out the story about the brewing collaboration between Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Master Brewer Jerry Vietz. The beer they created, A Tout Le Monde,is surprisingly light considering this musician’s heavy metal inclinations. But that just goes to show you what can happen when two artists share a vision. Finally, we highlight some wonderful fall beers, ask some of our favorite brewers to reminisce about the beers that helped define
their careers, and go in-depth with the man who rescued Narragansett Beer, Mark Hellendrung. All to help ease you into an autumnal state of mind.
The Draught Lines Editorial Staf