You MUST read this.

It’s a post from Ireland’s The Beer Nut that will stir up your juices, one way or the other (thanks to Stan Hieronymus for the link). As you might expect, the very reliable Ron Pattinson and Martyn Cornell check in with Comments that will make your blood roil even more fiercely if the original upsets you. I found myself nodding my head and smiling, if that matters.

Also raised in the responses to the post is the question “does blogging about beer really matter?” I think we all know the honest answer to that, but it should be said that when the writing is as provocative and thought-provoking as it is in this instance, the answer is that it matters quite a bit.

That fact that it’s only beer, by the way, is a clue as to why I wander off the rails here so often and do a lot of posting which is very personal and/or totally understood by only a select few. If I’m not having fun here, here isn’t gonna be here, know what I mean?

That said, I do believe I have been inspired to finally complete and trot out at least one of the five—count ’em five—long posts challenging currently accepted beer wisdom which I’ve halfway developed and then put away for more thought in the very near future.

It’s spring, a good time to let the fresh air in and blow the cobwebs away.

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