For our 138th Session, our host will be Jack Perdue, who writes Deep Beer. For his topic, he’s chosen The Good in Wood, by which he means beer being stored in wood or otherwise flavored with it.
Here’s his full explanation of the month’s topic:
Wood has been used for millennia to store, transport and flavor beer, wine and spirits. Today, the relationship between wood and beer has regained its popularity with brewers and drinkers as observed in the prevalence of bourbon-barrel-aged beer and sours. This topic is deep and wide and meandering, romantic and historic, personal and professional.
I will suggest a few themes to stir your imagination on “The Good in Wood” but of course you can choose your own path.
- Historic uses of wood through a beer lens
- Physical characteristics of wood and that relationship with beer
- Professional and personal experiences such as wood-themed beer festivals or tours
- A favorite wood-influenced beer style or experience, e.g. your first bourbon barrel-aged beer, a special Flanders red moment or why you don’t like a lambic
- Other, let your imagination run as crazy as a wild ale
To participate in the August Session, simply post a link to your session post by commenting at the original announcement on or before Friday, August 3.