Thursday, June 12, 2008

Announcing Session #17 - Going Against the Grain Bill: Solstice Edition



Up here in the Northern hemisphere, we're fast approaching the summer solstice, when the sun opts to beat down on us for as long as possible, and the marketing eye of brewing's Sauron becomes firmly targeted on light, easily quaffable, lawnmower beers, which we're all supposedly to dumbly chug down after demonstrably wiping our brows with the brim of the sweat-beaded can (cuz it's hot!) while wearing our mothball-scented aloha shirts and comically over-sized, personalized suede bbq mitts. (I'm likewise certain the same spell is being cast on you all down in the Southern hemisphere, but I can't even begin to imagine what they're trying to sell you at the moment.)

Granted, this sounds fun for about a minute. But before too long, we all like to duck out of view and follow our true (beer-related, please) desires, despite how unconventional it may seem to the general populace. Now's your chance to enlighten the rest of the world on what they might be missing.

The subject for July's Session could be summed up thusly: Drinking anti-seasonally. Think of this as the unorthodox cousin of such topics as "beer and food" and "beer and music". Beer and weather, perhaps? More like beer despite the weather, I guess. Cracking open a Guinness on the beach, finishing a day of yardwork with a Speedway Stout, or whatever else you do that raises an eyebrow (again, beer-related, please), do us all a favor and take a few moments to share your non-conformist tale (again, you kangaroos and lemurs down there, your take on this could be even more peculiar, so do chime in, please).

To join this upcoming hullabaloo, you'll want to post your entry to your blog on Friday, July 4, and let me know either by email () or by commenting either to this post or to the inevitable follow-up reminder.

The Session is a blog carnival originated by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. For a summary of the Sessions thus far, check out Brookston's handy guide.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Right! This blog post is much too silly.

(change gears to the other side of the pond)

Rock on Rob! We've got some interesting habits in this here part of Pennsylvania. I might just have to share them with ya.

9:40 PM  
Blogger David said...

Rob, thanks for hosting this month. I've posted by Session contribution here

7:09 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Thanks for hosting Rob, Here is my contribution:
http://people.clemson.edu/~mschaef/suds/?p=114

5:33 PM  
Blogger whatsontap said...

Hi Rob...here's my contribution. Had a bit of a computer breakdown last night...William Brand

Session 17, Going Against the Grain...

Strong and dark, huh? OK, I did that despite misgivings. My original plan was to crack a bottle of Alesmith Speedway Stout, but around 10 a.m., Dave Hopwood, Stone's Northern California representative came by with a bottle of Stone's 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. It's due in stores in California on Monday, July 7.

Naturally, I switched beers. READ THE REST OF THE POST...http://www.ibabuzz.com/beer/2008/07/05/the-monthly-national-blog-post-subject-beer-out-of-season-dark-beer-hot-day/

10:36 AM  

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