Good People Drink Good Beer

My name is Erin and I'm a chick who LOVES getting down on a good brew. No Coors Lite or Natty Ice here, my friends. All good beer, all the time. Read my reviews, send me some suggestions, and most important of all - TRY A NEW BREW! :)

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"There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says 'Good People drink Good Beer.' Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public bar-room, and you will quickly see: Bad People drink Bad Beer. Think about it." - Hunter S. Thompson

Recent Tweets @erinisdrinking

beerstudio:

For a foreign visitor such as myself, London had a seemingly endless variety of ales to sample.

beervs-shark:

A little @thebrewworks Arctic Alchemy being tapped for our group. Fresher than fresh! 🍻#beer #craftbeer #allentown #allentownbrewworks #arcticalchemy #barleywine #fresh (at Allentown Brew Works)

theprofdrinks:

Time to catch up on some recent brews I’ve had.  This was a Victory White Monkey.  It’s their Golden Monkey that’s been aged in wine barrels.  It came in at 9.5% ABV.  The aging imparted a white wine flavor to the beer.  It was sweet with some orange citrus flavor.  This was great!

Can’t wait to try this!

beervs-shark:

Tap take over by @averybrewingco with my papa bear!! So much fun and SO much good beer ☺🍻👍 #taptakeover #craftbeer #beer #avery #averybrewingco #stout #whiterascal (at Sabatini’s Pizza)

theorderofgoodbeer:

Reason #248 my wife rocks: her out-of-town business trips = my out-of-sight beersness trips! #beertography

theprofdrinks:

whosisbrew:

Guh.
If you keep up with beer news and press releases, you might have heard about the one sent about by the Brewers Assocation, criticizing multinational brewers for making what they defined as “craft-like” beers. It was the cause of a lot of social media debate, as well as blog posts and such.
As you can probably infer, not everyone was a fan of this tactic. I wasn’t, either.
There isn’t a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said, so I’ll keep this brief.
The Brewers Association is basically becoming the American version of CAMRA, the UK trade organization that promotes cask ale. Both are absolutely vital to the promotion and growth of good beer, yet both are making foolish missteps in actually doing so. People seem to forget that the Brewers Association works on behalf of breweries. They, just like the multinational breweries, are trying to sell you something. The term “craft beer” is not standardized. You won’t find it in Webster’s Dictionary. It’s a marketing term, created by a trade organization to promote and sell the product that it is obligated to promote and sell.
But this arbitrary line in the sand is pure rubbish. A trade organization doesn’t get to dictate to consumers what is craft and what isn’t. We, the people who pay for everything, get to decide. So when the BA tells me that respectable and traditional brewers such as Yuengling and August Schell aren’t “craft” because some of their recipes use corn, it’s transparently ridiculous. Don’t fall for this crap. I’m all for the supporting of small, good brewers, but don’t feel an ounce of guilt because you happen to enjoy a Goose Island IPA or a Red Hook ESB. This “craft” definition is created by a small body of individuals, and its definition is meaningless outside the people who created it to serve their interests. Good beer is good beer no matter what label you put on it.
- The Captain

Preach!

theprofdrinks:

whosisbrew:

Guh.

If you keep up with beer news and press releases, you might have heard about the one sent about by the Brewers Assocation, criticizing multinational brewers for making what they defined as “craft-like” beers. It was the cause of a lot of social media debate, as well as blog posts and such.

As you can probably infer, not everyone was a fan of this tactic. I wasn’t, either.

There isn’t a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said, so I’ll keep this brief.

The Brewers Association is basically becoming the American version of CAMRA, the UK trade organization that promotes cask ale. Both are absolutely vital to the promotion and growth of good beer, yet both are making foolish missteps in actually doing so. People seem to forget that the Brewers Association works on behalf of breweries. They, just like the multinational breweries, are trying to sell you something. The term “craft beer” is not standardized. You won’t find it in Webster’s Dictionary. It’s a marketing term, created by a trade organization to promote and sell the product that it is obligated to promote and sell.

But this arbitrary line in the sand is pure rubbish. A trade organization doesn’t get to dictate to consumers what is craft and what isn’t. We, the people who pay for everything, get to decide. So when the BA tells me that respectable and traditional brewers such as Yuengling and August Schell aren’t “craft” because some of their recipes use corn, it’s transparently ridiculous. Don’t fall for this crap. I’m all for the supporting of small, good brewers, but don’t feel an ounce of guilt because you happen to enjoy a Goose Island IPA or a Red Hook ESB. This “craft” definition is created by a small body of individuals, and its definition is meaningless outside the people who created it to serve their interests. Good beer is good beer no matter what label you put on it.

- The Captain

Preach!

bagelbites:

A damn pretty beer, for sure. #craftbeer #pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving!!

theorderofgoodbeer:

#beerunch time with @foundersbrewing Breakfast Stout #beertography #instabeer #beerporn (Taken with Instagram)