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Topic - Evan Rail
"Elegant egalitarianism." That's how poet and drink critic Evan Rail describes the culture surrounding beer. Beer is, of course, cheaper than wine, its closest competitor among alcoholic beverages, and so more accessible to the masses that belly up to the bar.
The stranger who learns that Mr. Rail wrote a book on Czech beer "will immediately, without a moment's hesitation, offer me his recommendation for a really good Czech beer, or ask me what I think is the best Bohemian Pilsner and then tell me I'm wrong."
"Today, when most beer leaves the brewery its clock is ticking like a bomb," Mr. Rail writes.