Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Extreme Brews

I've always found extreme beers to be a little ridiculous. I would go on about how I feel about ridiculously hopped up beers, but Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster for the Brooklyn Brewery, phrases it ever so eloquently:

“The hoppiest beer?” Garrett asked. “It’s a fairly idiotic pursuit, like a chef saying, ‘This is the saltiest dish.’ Anyone can toss hops in a pot, but can you make it beautiful?” Meanwhile, Garrett finds it offensive that brewers use terms like double I.P.A. “It’s claptrap intended to cloud the illustrious history of the style,” he said. “It’s like calling a wine double Beaujolais — it’s an insult.”

From a New York Times article on "extreme" beers.

Notice not one of the beers was rated over 2 1/2 stars.

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1 comment:

kyle said...

Where can I get this "double Beaujolais"?