These are the words, images, and beers that inspired the GBH collective this week. Drinking alone just got better, because now you're drinking with all of us.
READ. // "Part of the pleasure of Instagram is the way it edits out the ugly emotions that make up so much of the rest of social media." Jacob Mikanowski takes a deep-dive on Instagram feeds, the Renaissance paintings and the rules of engagement. Camera-phone Lucida
LOOK. // Filmmaker and photographer Ben Brown visited the Arctic to create this stunning and unreal video of all of the pristine ice and snow.
DRINK. // Noon Whistle Brewing's Cozmo Pale Ale.
Cozmo's ability to both be a razor-thin, crisp Pale Ale as well as having a thick, present mouthfeel made it the perfect companion for storming Clark Street moments after the Cubs clinched the NLCS.
READ. // "New Albion remains a chocolate-box-perfect inspiration for a startup brewery in the United States." For Food Republic, Tom Acitelli dissects why we're still talking about New Albion Brewing Company 40 years on. Why We’re Still Talking About The New Albion Brewing Company 40 Years Later
LOOK. // These photos of the Eastern Sierra Mountains by Sean Raymond Collier make me wish I could hop on a plane and head into that rocky wilderness right this moment.
DRINK. // Casey Brewing & Blending's Dry Hopped Oak Theory (Amarillo and Motueka).
I shared some of my Casey haul with friends recently, and for me, this was the standout. Oak Theory is Casey's interpretation of a Belgian Gueuze, and in this iteration, soft and funky barnyard notes are lifted by subtle hints of tangerine and kiwi fruit.
READ. // "But on the eve of this year’s release, I’ve concluded that there’s almost no chance that Bourbon County Stout came into this world in 1992." Josh Noel nails it in his hunt for the real birth year of Goose Island's BCBS. Bourbon County Stout is a legend, but probably not as old as we think
LOOK. // Curses are terrifying things, whether ghosts or billy goats. Photographer Joshua Mellin documents the aftermath of the Chicago Cubs World Series victory as their 108-year old jinx came to an end.
DRINK. // Prairie Artisan Ales' Standard.
As I was sipping on 2016's Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping, I couldn't help but think Prairie Standard is a great everyday replacement. It's $11 for a four-pack, the same price as that single 750 ml Dupont bottle, and the taste is right in that wheelhouse.
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