These are the words, images, and beers that have inspired the GBH collective this week. Drinking alone just got better, because now you're drinking with all of us.
READ. // Canadians: better than the U.S. at everything. Newfoundland brewery Quidi Vidi has found a way to turn the 25,000-year-old water from nearby icebergs into a one-of-a-kind Lager aptly named "Iceberg." This Canadian Brewery Is Turning Icebergs into Beer
LOOK. // New Zealand brewery Garage Project created a beautiful ballet of machinery in this video that demonstrates how they make cans for their Hops on Pointe beer.
DRINK. // Stillwater Artisanal / Other Half Brewing's Rockstar Farmer Farmhouse Session IPA.
Daaannkk. The Brett-conditioned, peppery, fluffy, acidic, hay-flavored, dry, grassy kind of dank. Pairs well with late-night sausages.
READ. // "Thug’s limiting himself to only the accidental, intermittent use of whole words should be seen as a positive — it’s perfect for the impenetrability of the world right now. Thug means whatever you need him to mean." Things have been shitty lately. Listen to more rap music. Young Thug Is My Therapist
LOOK. // I first came across Arturo Torres' work via the hilarious Shea Serrano (they're pals and Torres' illustrations often accompany Serrano's words), but his oft-absurdist drawings keep me coming back for more.
DRINK. // Trillium Brewing Company's Melcher Street IPA.
Last weekend, amidst a ridiculous homemade feast, a friend passed a tallboy of this dry and dank Northeastern beauty across the table to me. The idea was that I'd pour a few ounces and pass it around, but one thing led to another, and I finished the whole damn thing. Oopsies.
READ. // "Despite trendy breweries and media interest in their owners, the idea that brewing is glamorous is wrong." Writing anonymously for The Guardian, a female brewer in the UK craft beer industry eruditely describes how difficult her trade is, and why she loves it. The Secret Life of a Brewer
LOOK. // London-based illustrator Bobby Evans produced these striking illustrations of the town of Baku, Azerbaijan for BAKU magazine. I love the bold colors and the way Evans has used them in these prints.
DRINK. // Beavertown's Quelle Saison.
This year's summer seasonal from Beavertown is tasting better than ever, and head brewer Jenn Merrick told me that the biggest difference is that now they fly out to Yakima to select their own hops. It's the kind of uncomplicated-yet-flavorful beer that should be smashed on summer afternoons.
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