Saturday, 17 January 2009

Burton Unions

Just got the latest issue of the Brewery History Journal. It's one of the few beer publications I get excited about. Why might that be?

An article entitled "An evaluation of the number and distribution of Burton unions" particularly attracted my attention. Fascinating. And useful at the same time. The author, Paul Bayley, unlike populist beer writers, can be arsed to list his sources. They run to seven and a half pages.

Well done, Paul. You put the majority of beer writers to shame with your research and references. Why isn't all beer-writing of this quality?

3 comments:

Fatman said...

"Why isn't all beer-writing of this quality?"

How do you know it isn't? I see no references. What peer reviewed study shows a lack of quality with regards beer writing?

Oh, you made a subjective observation?

Ron Pattinson said...

Mmmmm.... No references, seven and a half pages of references. Looks like straightforward maths to me.

Fatman said...

No, not that Ron, your assertion that ... oh, alright, maybe you're right, I'm getting confused and it wasn't very funny or clever anyway. Well not on second reading it isn't.