I knew about "fish an' brewis" but not a brewer. Brewis appears to be tied to bruise and not brews but the point is, as we've reviewed, Newfoundland has some of the oldest European let along English-language cultural traditions in North America. It has its own dictionary which, as the video above reminds us, ties the words to life in generations before us. Brewing, then, is about the making of something. Tea brews in this sense as much as beer. A storm is brewing. Stew. Steep. Brew. Good old multipurpose mono-syllabics. Reminds me of how an old friend would call a certain sort of fine day a drinker. And so it was.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."