Thanks ever so much @BeerPrimeUK for including me in your 2021 roundup! So many great new beers and breweries this year despite everything the industry has been through, and delighted to be in such fab company on the show!
Absolutely thrilled to see my @goodbeerhunting Signifier on the groundbreaking #communitycultures yeast lab go live! Their unique foraged clean yeasts create fantastic new possibilities for brewers in Texas & beyond-yeast really is the new black!
I had so much fun researching my 1st piece of spirits writing about Texas’ very own version of Chartreuse-Aerodrome Distilling’s Genepi. Read more @TexasHighways – such a fascinating story!
Soooo this happened!! Chuffed to bits to be highly commended by @Britbeerwriters in the Best Beer Writer, National Media category!
Huge congrats to all my fellow nominees and winners-such a fantastic night w so many lovely super-talented beer writers!
Very excited to share with y’all my 1st piece of #foodwriting ! I loved visiting the Knolle Dairy Farm in Sandia TX, learning about its 100yr history, petting the gorgeous pedigree Jerseys & tasting their delish milk products!
So excited to see my 1st @pelliclemag piece live! Loved writing about #AcoponBrewing -a true Texan original brewing English ales served on cask in the heart of the Hill Country! Huge thanks @Shinybiscuit @totalcurtis @JoMandoCruz for your fab work on this!
Being thankful isn’t always good. Toxic gratitude is a power tool that controls marginalised groups. My latest @beer_everyone deep-dives into how slavery, colonialism&patriarchy have been reinforced by toxic gratitude&how it affects the beer industry today
“In order the hold the ear of white people as you criticize them, you must already have succeeded on their terms and in their world” My analysis of the strengths & limitations of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning @beer_everyone
I wrote this to exorcise the constant, niggling distress of losing my hair, to try to find humour & perspective instead of rage & frustration. It sort of worked. Huge thanks @goodbeerhunting & @ClaireMBullen for publishing my words of self-reflection:
V proud of my 1st Enthusiast-level @CAMRA_Official L&D piece-a whip through the world of kettle-souring! Huge thanks @feralfruits for embracing this topic,& @BlueOwlBrewing@UrbanSouthBeer@DBBrewery for sharing your kettle souring stories! Join CAMRA to read here:
See the slide show below:
Good morning beerlovers!! I was lucky enough to have an awesome #NationalBeerDay chat w @BeerInFront talking cask beer, Austin beer, beer-travels & beer-writing! Thanks so much for having me on your podcast Dave!
Super-exciting news y’all!! My 1st in-print article is out in @TexasHighways ! Loved writing about brilliant Jarle Lillemoen & Wild Bunch Brewing-one of my fave spots in all of Texas! Read about his gorgeous scenic taproom & delish fire-brewed beers!
My @goodbeerhunting Read:Look:Drink picks! A brilliant incisive analysis of the Cis White Male ‘creative genius’ problem in @BitchMedia , Rosamund Pike as the chilling face of modern capitalism in #ICareALot & @BlueOwlBrewing ‘s delightful Dapper Devil!
V excited to have my 1st @CAMRA_Official L&D article live today! As an aspiring homebrewer I’m v fascinated by fire-brewing- & as I’m sure y’all know, women were the earliest brewers! Lady-beer cheers!
So excited to feature in the latest @goodbeerhunting podcast! I had a brilliant chat w the fab @delightedbite about inclusion, representation & the challenges & joys of being a South Asian woman in the beer world #beerdiversity#southasianbeerclub
My @goodbeerhunting feature on South Asian women in beer is live! A deep-dive into culture, representation, breaking the mould, being ourselves & carving our space in the beer world that meant so much to me to write!
So delighted to contribute to this year’s @goodbeerhunting Signifiers! @beerwithnat ‘s Beer School not only helped us through lockdown 1 with the chance to learn & socialise together, her @cicerone -ready curated class already has 15 graduates! A bona fide #beereducation leader!
Exciting news – my first piece for the new #beerisforeveryone website is now live! In keeping with the theme, some words on cultural gatekeeping & the inherent prejudice fostered by informal power structures-so nice light weekend reading!
New blog feature on Craft Beer Amethyst exploring the world of spirits, Milam & Green Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey:
Here it is folks, just in time for some light #craftbeerhour reading! My Top 10 Rocky Mountain Brewery Taprooms (plus 10 honourable mentions)-check out whom I picked! New blog post klaxon!
One of my only positive takeaways from lockdown (aside from some killer makeup looks) was the enforced opportunity to drink more mindfully. A few words on how I rediscovered the joy of sameness & embraced my love of the pint & the 6-pack:
The beer world does not exist in a bubble. How we behave as an industry as well as individuals matters & has consequences. We cannot afford to postpone or procrastinate & must make #DiversityandInclusion a priority. It’s a long piece but pls read:
It’s a lil bittersweet signing off from the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries! Thanks so much for all of y’all’s support & here’s my final post on a beautifully warm, floral Waterhole Golden Ale at the stunning Wild Bunch taproom
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries we discover a local butterfly garden, and @MartinHouseBrew get it right w their juicy-tart gently-lactosed Blackbird Imperial Sour
Our first experience of live music in 3months at a distanced open-mic night filled my lil heart with joy, while I filled my tummy w delish pizza & @TPBrewing‘s local classic Thirsty Goat Amber Ale in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries
An early Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update where I wax lyrical on the might of Central Texas storms & get a lil misty-eyed drinking @BVBrewing‘s reverentially complementary Pancho & Lefty IPAs
More gardening adventures as I break into the exciting world of wire-cutting, plus a delicious plum-n-blueberry Petit Mutant Sour Stout from the fab folks @AustinBeerworks in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update!
A day of good ol TV-binging on #spooks –@bbc crime drama at its best, while also craftin up a storm, plus the lowdown on @jesterkingbeer @MikkellerBeer ‘s fancy new Beer Geek Rodeo collab in today’s #Craft Beer Amerhyst Quarantine Diaries update
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries we are New Busy at home! I’m also v impressed with my first Yokefellow beer-a lovely unfiltered Young Lager, & make swift work of Hedgehog’s ridiculously good Beyond The Arc BBA Belgian Tripel
As Texas slowly re-opens, we took a lil trip out of town! Date night in Liberty Hill & the excitement of finding one of my fave under-the-radar TX brews (Bull Creek Iron Balls Stout-shhh!) now bottled in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries I ponder the curious possibility of a Lockdown Stockholm Syndrome taking hold of my brain fortunately we also picked up some great new @oddwoodales brews to brighten our evening!
The latest Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries entry features yesterday’s fab @AustinBeerworks @YETICoolers giveaway excitement & the happy advent of this year’s batch of La Verdad Mexican Lager-gotta be the ATX beer of the summer!
Bitter-sweet ponderings on wanderlust & a sticky-spiced Christmas-pudding-esque @freetailbrewing 7th anniversary Old Bat Rastard taking us back to their fab taproom in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries
Coming to y’all from a dark ol place in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries. Seems isolation actually keeps out imposter syndrome-who knew? On a brighter note, @indybrewing Space Case is so good it even ages well-truly a DIPA for these times
Today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries is a special Amethyst VS Quiche edition!Even I didn’t know it was possible to say so much about baking a quiche! In beery news, @ArmadilloAles Idiot’s Hill toffee-caramel ASA made a tasty dessert-beer!
Being busy is keeping me sane, but how much longer can it/I last? Some worry in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries, but plenty of joy from @NBBrew‘s Birthday Deathbed-rosemary, limestone, wine & lemon-zest perfection in a glass
Four whole weeks of Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries! Today is a kind of weird celebratory-commiseratory-anniversary thingo, w the immense excitement of @nomadicbeer’s mega 7 Deadly Stills BA Scotch Ale, collected on the #GreatTexasBeerRun
A v emotional Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries today, dedicated to the inimitable Amethyst Heels Sr who is being so fuckin brave through all this plus our 1st #GreatTexasBeerRun trip to our fab friends @NBBrew -love that Triple Scorpion!