04 Feb 2011, Posted by admin in EAT, 0 Comments
There are those stories that glide off the fingers, and those that take a lot of time. Not just in the research stage, as all the good stories do, but writing them. Lots of complicated, wait-what?, I-need-a-beer circuitous paths to that final draft (draft?). Which gets us to today’s Los Angeles Times, and just such an article that had been brewing (sorry) for several months before it developed into enough of a story for, well, a feature story.
Then came the research into the history of craft beer, much of which I had already gleaned from covering that scene for a while. But as this was primarily first-hand reporting, not Google search-able (remember those wonderful days of actually speaking to people?), there was so much to discover. The changes from those first American craft beer days 25+ years ago to today are pretty astounding. Or at least that’s what I felt while researching “The American Craft Beer Scene Goes Global” ….