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Why Hedonism Matters

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joet
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beers 2408 º places 100 º 09:15 Fri 5/10/2013

In Other Words: Why We Donít Rate to Style

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DietPepsican
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beers 1531 º places 56 º 09:32 Fri 5/10/2013
 
joet
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beers 2408 º places 100 º 09:35 Fri 5/10/2013

itís important

 
TheAlum
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beers 6373 º places 10 º 09:36 Fri 5/10/2013

I used to go to raves at the Old Brick Church.

 
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beers 2874 º places 43 º 09:41 Fri 5/10/2013

Itís good, but only part of it:
* Oft, styles are misconceptions
* To the extent that styles donít describe longstanding regional practices, they carry no prescriptive weight at all. "This is what a <n>th Coast pale ale should be like is otiose.

 
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beers 1531 º places 56 º 09:42 Fri 5/10/2013

Originally posted by TheAlum
I used to go to raves at the Old Brick Church.


Iíve done this as well, along with another church that I think got destroyed in a tornado? Maybe. Itís hazy.

Another great article by Ken BTW

 
LtDan
beers 1806 º places 65 º 09:54 Fri 5/10/2013

You guys are doing a tremendous job with that newsletter. Some of the best beer writing in the world, once a week for free!

 
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beers 4677 º places 133 º 18:00 Fri 5/10/2013

Originally posted by hawthorne00
Itís good, but only part of it:
* Oft, styles are misconceptions
* To the extent that styles donít describe longstanding regional practices, they carry no prescriptive weight at all. "This is what a <n>th Coast pale ale should be like is otiose.


Wow, "otiose" is a great word. And it describes so many things in the world...

 
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beers 1776 º places 137 º 18:11 Fri 5/10/2013

Good writing by Ken, as per usual.

Being musically minded, I think we have to proceed into new waters with one eye to the past. In the 20th century, many composers abstracted so far from established styles that nobody but a select group of musically educated people understood the music. The result is that not many people really care for "classical" music anymore, and the contemporary pieces in the genre are often ignored by most listeners. For that reason, often the most widely attended concerts occur within a "pops" series or the revisiting of an established classic (Beethovenís 5th Symphony, for instance).

I think a lot of breweries do a good job of mixing tradition and abstraction; in my eyes itís a key for sustaining our movement.