This month interview is with the Nøgne Ø, a micro-brewery from Norway. Nøgne Ø is Old Danish for "Naked Isle". The beernut tasted some of their beers a while ago and found them very good. I haven had none yet, but I will do my best to get some, even if it means I have to travel to Norway, which might be a pleasant journey. But before that we meet Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brew master of the Nøgne Ø brewery, and ask him some questions about his brewery.
It's session no. 62. This time hosted by Brewpublic. The topic is about „What drives beer bloggers“. My first intuitive answer was: „Beer of course!“. But this is probably the obvioust of it all. With the question in mind I poured a beer from my stash and started to contemplate and stayed at it for a long time, a very long time.
The XT Brewing Company is located in Long Crendon, UK. Russ Taylor, the brew master, is answering some questions:
If you have been reading the reviews you might have noticed that we have changed some things. Some of the changes have been planned for a long period of time and others we just jumped into.
The first thing we changed was the 5 star rating. Let's face it, a 5 star system doesn't give that much opportunity to rate a beer. Therefore we brought up a 10 star system like for example IMDB uses. All older values where recalculated. We think that the 10 star system will sooner or later become the standard in beer rating. Numbers or local school grade systems are of no use if the system is used globally, whereas the 10 star system is known world wide.