While you people are reading this blog every day (thanks!), reader Lew is out there searching the Internet and sending me every link he thinks deserves attention. Something you all can aspire to.
Today’s link is all about the new craze in upping alcohol percentages in beer. And these two
looneys brewers, Martin and James, made the first, but not the last, attempt. They hit the news with 32% only to be quickly outshone by the next guy with 41%.
What a fun competition! Lets just see how high they can go, and at what cost the consumer will pay for it. I’m all for a little experimentation in beer. Who ever said it had to have a low alcohol percentage?
And what do we have? Instead of stalwart beer makers Martin and James we still have Bartles and James. Both a wine cooler and malt liquor with a whopping, da dum dum, 4% alcohol content.
When it comes to me, and my wine, my palate can tell when a wine is too “hot”. 12-13% is standard, but just moving up to 13.5 or 14.whatever? My palate no likey that. And you know what? Sometimes it really does matter. It affects the flavor if all I’m getting is heat.
Got knows what this does to beer. Or, do you?