Saturday, 11 May 2019
Porter and me
I'm busy writing the talk I'm going to give in Asheville beer week. In about two weeks. This is the link:
My mate Mike Karnowski of Zebulon has brewed up a bunch of Porters that span the history of Porter, from the 1750s to the 1920s. While the crowd enjoy the beers. I'll be rambling on about history in my usual way. I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
And, just as a side thing, Mike has brewed up the Warwick's & Richardson's (a brewery in my home town of Newark) range of beers from 1910. He really does spoil me.
When I write a new talk, I always kick off my writing an article on the topic. Then write the slides based on that. It pulls my thought together nicely, writing the article. Plus I get I get the article itself. One went on to become the book Lager!.
The article for my Porter history talk is getting a little bit out of hand. Over 10,000 words. I usually aim for between 4,000 and 5,000 for a 45-minute talk. Lots of editing required, unless I intend talking for two hours.
It would be a shame to waste what is a nice potted history of Porter. I've been thinking that it would make a good introduction to a book of historical Porter recipes. Would anyone be interested in that?
I'd say that I wouldn't waste my time on it, if no-one was interested. But that's never stopped me in the past.