Sometimes you just find the perfect Beer Haiku. In November, I’m doing a wedding speech so this poem, “Advice for the Best Man“, was timely:
A good rule of thumb:
When they try to tackle you
Your toast is finished
From the New York Times, Eric Asimov has a considered look at the highs and lows of the New York beer scene. His article is called “A beer please, and a (Good) Menu“:
Great beer abounds today in New York, and the choices keep getting better. Nowadays, almost every neighborhood bar has at least a few craft beers. The better beer bars offer an expanded selection, scouring the world for unknown brewers and new beers. And the mark of a top-flight spot is one or two cask beers, served unpasteurized and unfiltered with natural carbonation, rather than from a pressurized keg.
Yet an imbalance exists that threatens to undercut the pleasure to be found in a perfectly drawn pint. While aficionados yearn to have beer taken as seriously as wine, too often beer is presented in a context that diminishes the respect it deserves.