As part of our beverage alcohol regulatory practice, we keep abreast of industry developments in brewing, distilling, winemaking, and related fields. In this regard, we had a short piece this month in Calgary Metro, a daily print and digital commuter newspaper in the Star Media Group. It was part of a spread for Calgary International Beerfest held May 5-6, 2017.
The piece, “A Resurgence of Many Styles of Beer To Enjoy”, can be viewed on pg. 15 in this link. It is slated to re-appear in Edmonton shortly as well. The article is directed to a general audience and considers why the industry has mutated from a small group of large brewers making uniform products to a large number of different-size breweries making a dizzying range of beer styles.
In addition, Brewery History, an established scholarly journal in England devoted to beer and brewing history, has just published its latest issue, No. 169. It contains contains two articles of ours. One is a fully-referenced article on the history of a hitherto undiscovered pre-Prohibition beer type known as “musty ale”. The other is a review of Empire of Booze, a new book which argues that Britain was instrumental in creating many of the world’s great drinks.