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!
The latest Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries is about our uncharacteristic but essential escape into nostalgia, & features @oddwoodales’ luminous Vermillionaire BA Raspberry Sour, decadent drinking for a Wednesday night!
If all we have is time atm then why do I never have enough of it?! In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries I ponder why I’m still so bloody busy, but take a lil time to enjoy @AustinBeerworks’ exciting new dry-bitter Incognito Cowgirl DIPA
Some musings on how being in isolation has changed the way I observe my surroundings, @Boulevard_Beer’s stupendous Plaid Habit Canadian Whiskey BA Imperial Brown Ale & the healing power of #GraceandFrankie in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries!
The latest Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update features the untainted joy of beer-buying &a fab video-chat w my SWLondon bottleshare group over @OddSideAlesdelish piney-passionfruit Simcoe Dank Juice IPA
A quick #NationalBeerDay Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update featuring @lagunitasbeer’s super-crushable sticky-wet-hop Phase Change IPA, @AustinBeerworks’ fab choc-liquorice Put It All On 29 Black IPA & a lil time in (distanced)nature
Today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries goes out to all the amazing folks who made my 40th super-special yesterday-thank you! I obvs went big-beer-tastic w killer brews by @prairieales @OddSideAles & @IngeniousBeer for full-on virtual partying!
I may be a lil glum but the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries shall go on today’s post features the healing properties of @Boulevard_Beer’s heavenly Tasting Room BBA Imperial Sweet Stout-big thanks @jamesloudean1 for this wonderful soothing brew
New blog post klaxon! 1st dispatch from the brand-shiny-new Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries! Shortish stories bout beers that inspire me each day, starting w fab brews by @SaintArnold & @IngeniousBeer