Good Beer Hunting


119. Read. Look. Drink.

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. // "Too many women are forced to accept that playing recreational sports wasn’t a release valve after all, it was just another source of frustration, it became the very thing we sought to remedy." Deadspin takes on co-ed sports leagues and why it's just so hard to keep women on the roster.

LOOK. // Aaron Edwards and Arlen Schumer of The Outline created a Watchmen-inspired comic portraying—through both realism and fantasy—the antics of Trump's presidency. Nothing is real anymore anyway.

DRINK. // Half Acre Beer Co.'s Knowplace Lager
I don't know what it is about rec-league softball that makes beer so tasty, but rolling into Half Acre's Lincoln Ave. taproom after our game each Thursday is a best-case scenario. There's new stuff on tap every week, and recently, this hop-forward Lager stood out. It's fluffy and crisp with a notable earthiness that manages an almost undetectable 7% ABV. Perfectly unassuming for post-game sipping.

READ. // One of my favorite beer writers, Adrian Tierney-Jones, has started blogging again. I enjoy the ephemeral, steam-of-consciousness style he tends to adopt in this space, such as in this short musing on "the wrong beer," as ATJ puts it: "If I fall in love with a pale barley wine and drink far too much of it tomorrow and the day after and the day after and eventually I find myself rummaging through bins in the big city in the search for food having spent all my money on this beer, is it the wrong beer?"

LOOK. // You know what's cool? Volcanoes. You know what's also cool? Lightning. So when you capture the two of them doing their thing together, such as these jaw-dropping shots from photographer Francisco Negroni do, what you essentially have are pictures of the coolest thing ever.

DRINK. // The White Hag's The Black Pig Dry Stout
I spent last weekend over on the Irish west coast, enjoying the annual Hagstravaganza beer festival from Ballymote's The White Hag Brewery. Faced with an immeasurable choice of barrel-aged, imperial, and Bretted beers at the end of the night, I did what any sensible person would do—turn to dry, subtly toasty pints of the black stuff.

READ. // "God loves everyone equally, gays and sex workers and thieves. He doesn’t want the sinner to die, he wants the sin to die. And the sex worker isn’t a sinner. I love and forgive everyone. I pray every day. I pray for the whole world." Jorge Pedro Uribe Llamas tells a touching story of women living in a retirement home for sex workers.

LOOK. // Andrew Cicerone directs this inspiring short documentary (dogumentary?) about Lya Battle's stray dog sanctuary in Costa Rica.

DRINK. // Cardedu 'Praja' Monica di Sardegna 2016
This Praja was a revelation. It's a bit heavier than the normal Rosé, yet still lighter than a Zin, with a flavor profile chock full of strawberries without getting jammy. I was struck by its savoriness, with funk from the native yeasts, and its almost seaside saltiness. A hell of a wine for summer that will stand up to any food coming off the BBQ.

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