May 4, 2009

The Session #28: Think/Drink Globally

No doubt we're all big advocates of supporting your local brewery. It's the right thing to do and a tasty way to do it. Since it is my pleasure to host this month's Session, I nearly had us blog about our local breweries, but after doing my homework by going through all the past topics of The Session, I noticed that Gastronomic Fight Club covered that exactly 2 years ago.

American Craft Beer Week is May 11-17. But us beer bloggers know that craft beer is to be supported year-round, and that it doesn't just come from America. So, in honor of Global Craft Beer Forever, I pose everyone writes about the farthest brewery (including brewpubs) you have visited and specifically the best beer you had there. Again, not your favorite or any old brewery you've been to, but the one that is the longest haul away, be it by airplane, car, ferry, rickshaw, whatever. (If you blog about beer but have never been to a House of Brewing, get on it!)

Then, the last part, since this exercise gives us an excuse to drink beer, do one of the following:
  • if you brought home a bottle while visiting the brewery and have it secreted away, crack it open.
  • if you don't have any left from that visit but the particular beer is available where you live (or if not your fave from said brewery, another brand from it), go get one.
  • otherwise, find a local beer of the same style and do a little compare and contrast.
Blogs go up on Friday, June 5. Post your link on this post, or the blog I'll be posting, or just email it to brian@beerodyssey.com.

Cheers!

17 comments:

mel said...

Hey Brian, it's Mel and Ray from Bathtub Brewery. Here's the link to our Session #28 post:

http://www.bathtubbrewery.com/2009/06/05/session-28-thinkdrink-globally

Cheers!

Gail said...

Thanks, Brian! Here's our Drink Globally post:
http://beerbybart.com/2009/06/04/the-session-28-the-brewpub-at-the-edge-of-night/

The Beer Nut said...

Big international brewing interests may have pushed me outside the rules, but here's my punt at this month's highly enjoyable Session.

nemsis BeerTaster said...

Our Session Blog is up at BeerTaster.ca.
It was fun, thanks for giving me a chance to take a walk down memory lane.

Geoff Kaiser said...

Hey Brian - I'm a first time participant...thanks for putting this one together!

http://seattlebeernews.com/?p=434

Geoff Kaiser

Dan said...

Thanks for the Session: here's the two brewery combo from us at Beer-O-Vision: http://beerovision.wnymedia.net/blogs/2009/06/05/the-session-28-thinkdrink-globally/

Mario (Brewed for Thought) said...

Been around the world and I...I...I

http://www.brewedforthought.com/?p=1483

Steve said...

Here's the link to my first time participation in The Session

http://allgoodbeer.blogspot.com/2009/06/session-28-thinkdrink-globally.html

impymalting said...

Here is my take on the session:
http://impymalting.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/heres-to-great-lengths/
Thank you for hosting-- such a fun topic.

Steph Weber said...

Here's my contribution for this month's Session. Thanks for hosting!

http://www.brewcookpairjoy.com/2009/06/session-28-espresso-oak-aged-yeti/

David said...

Thanks for hosting. My contribution is at http://www.musingsoverapint.com/2009/06/session-28-thinkdrink-gobally.html

Jimmy said...

Hey Brian,

Thanks for hosting. Great topic. Here's my contribution:

http://hopwild.com/2009/06/05/session-28-canada/

Bryan said...

It's not a new post, but I hope you don't mind my contribution with Nimbus Tucson, AZ. Fav of the evening was Old Monkeyshine. http://burgnews.blogspot.com/2009/03/industrial-brewpub_05.html

haveabeer said...

Here is my contribution:
http://haveabeer.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/session-28-thinkdrink-globally/

Thanks for hosting!

J said...

Thanks for hosting Brian. Here's mine:

http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/session-28-thinking-drinking-globally/

J

Peter said...

I know, I know, I'm late but here's my post. I hope I'm not too late: http://www.betterbeerblog.com/index.php/2009/06/07/the-session-28-think-globally-drink-locally/

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