As a follow-up to our earlier post, "On drinking: a public service report" (Musings, September 2, 2007), I wanted to let you know about David Palm's new blog, Catholic Beer Review. It's a place where, as he told me, he will be posting information on beer tasting, history and trivia, and information on how to craft your own tasty brews at home. In Palm's words: "Beer has a venerable place in our Catholic history, with some of the most famous breweries having been founded and run by monks. So there's your Catholic connection, if you needed one to enjoy good beer."
Take a look at his recent review of his top ten favorite beers. He has a picture of each beer bottle with an accompanying review. If you think beer reviews can't be mouth-wateringly seductive, take a look at his review of Fuller's London Porter. You'll see what I mean. Palm knows how to turn a phrase, just as he obviously knows something about beers.
If you're interested, you can "subscribe" to the blog, or you can just check in on occasion. And while you're at it, take a look at his articles on Catholic faith and life over at his other blog, The Reluctant Traditionalist