Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fermenting revolution?

I bought my copy today.

Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer & Save the World

Reading this book turns mere beer drinkers in beer activists, ready to fight corporate rule by meeting your neighbors for a pint at the local brewpub - fermenting a revolution one beer at a time.

That’s right down the pipe … in the wheelhouse … total sweet spot. Before I crack the cover, I need to get a bit further into my novel of the moment, Thomas Pynchon’s by turns exhausting and exhilarating “Against the Day,” but when the revolutionary beer book is finally undertaken, I promise to review it here.

Meanwhile, something’s being lost in a week-old comment thread. Reader “Well Hungarian” asks:

What is good beer? Is that not pretty subjective?

Hmm. There isn’t time today to consider this at length, but no, I think it isn’t subjective at all. As I ponder a more lengthy response, you are invited to discuss.


Beninski said...

World Revolution and Beer is one great combination. World Revolution and Strange Poon is even better.

antzman said...

While completely irrevelant to the original article, the reply by Beninski might be one of the better retorts that I have seen on a blog. It makes no sense, but still made me laugh.