The 6 Pack 11-25-22: The Best Thanksgiving Movie 🚂Nov 25, 2022
What’s up, beer geek! This is The Beer Scholar 6-Pack weekly newsletter, a short clean email featuring 6 bulleted links with brief descriptions for each.
Howdy beer geek! Happy Thanksgiving & Native American Heritage Day & Black Friday & Buy Nothing Day if you're in the States. Happy Friday if you're elsewhere.
Two things real quick before the 6 Pack links:
1) It's Black Friday so I've got a $50 discount for ya on my new Online Course for the CC Exam
2) I made a video about the new course, embedded below. For info on the course and a peek at the production value of the lessons, check it out.
Beer of the Week: Deschutes Jubelale has been around for a few decades and it's still fab. Big fruit from estery English ale yeast and dark caramel malt, a slight kiss of roasted barley, and a bracing level of hop bitterness. It pairs very well with a lot of holiday fare, so I got a sixer for the Friendsgiving I'm hosting tomorrow.
As always, here are 6 dope links for your Friday 6 Pack. Enjoy.
THE BEST THANKSGIVING MOVIE EVER?
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (trailer on YouTube) starring Steve Martin and the late great John Candy. Perfect 1987-style holiday silliness. It’s on AMC+ or I imagine you can rent it on Prime.
GETCHA SNIFF ON
I have a fifth sense by drinks writer Anthony Gladman. I love talking to people about how smelling & describing is actually a learned skill, not something you’re just born good or bad at. Gladman does, too, and he recommends a couple great books about it here, including Cork Dork, which I started a few days ago and is super fun.
ADVANCED CICERONES COMPARE SIMILAR BJCP STYLES
Weissbier vs. Weizenbock. This is just the latest of 12 new “side-by-side” vids featuring myself & fellow ACs Chris Crowe & Scott Fielder. We taste and compare classic BJCP commercial examples then talk through how to i.d. them in a blind tasting. The series is specifically to help folks who are learning tasting…and who may want to crush the Style Discrimination panels on the CC or AC exams.
EVER HEARD OF AMORETTI, THE MOST IMPORTANT BEER CO?
The Most Important Company in Craft Beer Makes Marshmallow Extract by Aaron Goldfarb for VinePair. You may think that’s a crazy thing to say, but truly this one company is responsible to a large extent for the proliferation of the pastry stout and milkshake IPA genres.
IT’S GOT THAT NEW HAUNTED HOUSE SMELL
The New Halloween Scare: ‘Oh, My God, That Smell Was Gross.’ by Katie Deighton for the Wall St Journal. Using aroma to freak people out was this recent Halloween’s schtick for haunted houses. It’s a fine line for designers though, you don’t want customers to barf, ha!
INTERVIEW WITH THAT 'OL VAMPIRE
I love New Orleans. I love Anne Rice (RIP). I love her vampires. AMC+ recently launched a new Interview with the Vampire (trailer on Youtube) series and it is GOOD…like so good it’s worth getting AMC+ for if you’re an Anne Rice fan. The production value is insanely high. They riff on the original book/movie by turning it into a re-interview years later. They also lean into something obvious but unsaid in Rice’s original book — that Lestat & Louis were gay lovers. Also, AMC+ is apparently producing a variety of Anne Rice Cinematic Universe shows, including a Mayfair Witches series! So cool.
Have a lovely weekend, y'all!