The Good in Wood
THE SESSIONS #138 BEER BLOGGING FRIDAY The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along with a short pithy critique of each entry.
The founders of the event, Jay Brooks and Stan Hieronymous, state that it is “an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic.”
This Session's Topic
Wood has been used for millennia to store, transport and flavor beer, wine and spirits. Today, the relationship between wood and beer has regained its popularity with brewers and drinkers as observed in the prevalence of bourbon-barrel-aged beer and sours. This topic is deep and wide and meandering, romantic and historic, personal and professional.
I will suggest a few themes to stir your imagination on "The Good in Wood" but of course you can choose your own path.
- Historic uses of wood through a beer lens
- Physical characteristics of wood and that relationship with beer
- Professional and personal experiences such as wood-themed beer festivals or tours
- A favorite wood-influenced beer style or experience, e.g. your first bourbon barrel-aged beer, a special Flanders red moment or why you don't like a lambic
- Other, let your imagination run as crazy as a wild ale
Send me the link to your posts in a comment to this Announcement by Friday, August 3 and I will post the Roundup shortly thereafter. I'm looking forward to reading about your Good in Wood adventures.