Monday, April 25, 2011
As I explored the depths to which I wanted to take this blog I realized that I had left out some key elements for readers. For those who pick up this blog for the zombie movies and are a bit lost in the beer talk I’ve decided to back brief with some links. If you walk into a beer store and see the isles filled with hundreds of types of beer you can get overwhelmed. It’s good to get your bearing before you set off wandering the beer world. The first link is for the Beer Judge Certification Guidelines Official Style Guidelines. This is the official publication for all beer classes and specifications. If you want to know how dark a Dunkelweizen is supposed to be or the IBUs in a Scottish Export just look in the good book. It also gives a list of example beers so that you can drink the very flavors they are talking about. At times it can be a little dry. I mean, you are reading 51 pages of beer science. It’s a good idea to review the guidelines and descriptions of the beer your sampling before you taste it. This way you know what you’re looking for with each sip.
Posted by Zombie Brew at 10:52 PM