Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Portland-based Lambic Blog

Portland has a great pool of beer bloggers.  As Brady noted a couple weeks ago, the Wikio blog-ranking website currently thinks 4 of the top-10 beer blogs in North America are from Portland.  Take that with a grain of salt, of course, but it is a symptom of our blogging prowess.

So, it was with some amount of surprise that I found a Portland-based blog that I had never heard of, that has been updated pretty regularly for about two-and-a-half years, with in-depth, well-written content:  Lambic and Wild Ale.  I don't think I'm alone in my ignorance:  I can't find links to this blog on any other Oregon beer blog.  Talk about flying under the radar.

A little googling finds that the blog's author, Aschwin de Wolf, is a native of Holland whose other interests are cryonics -- yes, freezing dead or terminally ill people for future resuscitation -- and philosophical anarchism.  Uh... wow.  And I thought drinking fancy beer made me somewhat intellectual.

I'm not completely in love with sour beers myself, though I'm expanding my palate a little bit in that direction.  But I'm stunned at the quality of content on Lambic and Wild Ale.  Check it out, especially if sours are your thing.

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