I got an e-mail from Tomme Arthur yesterday, letting the cat out of the bag, so to speak, on his Brewer’s Blog. I don’t think he was planning on it being a secret, but it is just getting started. From the few posts there so far, it looks like it should evolve into a fascinating peek into Tomme’s mind and the work and thinking that goes into running a brewery and building a brand. If you love his beers — and you’d be a fool not to — you will undoubtedly enjoy his musings, as well. I’m looking forward to following along.
Although blogging may take time away from his Washoe practice which, as Dave Keene can tell you, he clearly needs (yes, that sound you heard is the gauntlet being thrown down for a rematch).
This is a good trend, I think, of commercial brewers having their own blogs to let their customers behind the curtain to see how the process goes of working at, building or running a brewery. There are now several professional brewers with a brewer’s blog. Below is a list of the ones I know of. If you know of any others, please let me know as I think it’s high time I added a new category of links just for them.
- Nico Freccia & Shaun O’Sullivan’s The Beer Guys (21st Amendment)
- Tom Baker’s Brewer Confessions (Heavyweight) [Note: may be closed]
- Dave Yarrington’s Brewer’s Notes (Smuttynose)
- Fal Allen’s Brewing in Singapore
- Fred Bueltmann’s Bringing Beer to the People
- Matt Van Wyk & Andrew Mason’s Flossmoor Station Blog
- Stone Brewing’s Greg’s vBlog
- Chad Kennedy’s Laurelwood Live
- Tomme Arthur’s Brewer’s Blog (The Lost Abbey)
- Laurelwood’s New Brewery Project
- All the Brewers at Saint Arnold’s Brewhouse Blog