It was a wild week for me, so I apologize for the delay in rounding up The Session posts. Basically, between hosting The Session, planning a campsite at Boonville Beer Festival, and finding out that my wife and I will be having another baby, it’s been a busy weekend. This month, the topic was collaborations, so let’s see what everyone got together to do.
- Beer Made Clear went at it from a homebrew perspective as well as opened a bottle of Collaboration not Litigation. Personally, I wonder what kind of Columbian brown sugar he’s putting in the brew.
- Impy Malting decided to focus on the Echo Park Private Brewery. I loved the article and wonder if Echo Park and Elizabeth Street would consider a collaborative event in the future. Again, though, there was a reference to products coming from the South American mountains.
- The Beer Nut writes about the big boys collaborating for one of my favorite beers. Actually, he tried the one I haven’t tried, and I’m jealous.
- Steph and PJ from the Hop Press actually collaborated on a brew (well, two actually). Steph also reviewed a collaboration beer that represented the writer’s collaboration.
- The Ferm…ummm…yeah. I liked it.
- Top Fermented sees hope for the future in the craft brewing world.
- Derrick (aka the Beer Runner) homebrewed with an old friend then drank a beer with said friend.
- Peter at the BetterBeerBlog (a regular collaborator of mine) chose a new partner to review a beer with for this post: his wife.
- Lug Wrench Brewing tackled a homebrew recipe as well.
- Stan at Appellation Beer brought a little journalism to the blogging Friday with an excellent story about a collaborative brew.
- Beer Search Party went down the list and took my Session post apart with the efficiency of a professional.
- A Beer in Hand revisited an old beer review for this months topic.
- The Pour Curator tackles the subject of art and beer.
- Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey gave us a professional perspective on collaborating.
- Jon from The Brew Site (and also a Hop Press contributor) went into the archives and talked about some upcoming Oregon collaboration news.
- Jay Brooks at Brookston Beer Bulletin also went to the archives and added a graphic representing some collaborations. Most importantly, Jay collaborated on my Saturday morning breakfast in Boonville with some fruit salad.
- Daniel at Zymurgical Explorations is that guy. He also brings up a point I’ve thrown out there many times.
- BeerTaster went political due to a lack of locally available collaborations.
Thanks to everyone who contributed. I find it funny that no one reviewed the Orval and Boulevard Imperial Pils as we cracked a couple bottles of this brew at Boonville. It seems almost fitting that a collaborative beer drank on the day of The Session should be reviewed as part of the Session.
Happy Session folks!
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