Thursday, January 17, 2013

Martyn Cornell is Better at This Than I Am

And I hate him for it.

Okay, maybe hate is too strong of a word, but I am insanely jealous of him.

Aside from being obviously smarter than me; getting to brew his own beer—commercially; and knowing when and when not to use a comma, now he’s posted not one, but two astounding articles on his blog, Zythophile.

Shut up Martyn.
In the first, he not only debunks and disproves First We Feast’s top twenty most influential beers of all time, but garners 164 comments and, according to his twitter feed a few days after the post, 10,000 hits on his site in two days—at a rate of 200 per hour. That’s a third of what drinkdrank’s had in the nearly two years it’s been up.

Well la-de-dah.

What’s next Mr. Cornell—more IPA myth busting?

Goddamn it! Fucking Viking brewing?!

C’mon—how do you compete with that? I’ve got pithy insights to the current state of beer; I’ve even got interesting stories about historical brewing. What I don’t have is 10,000 hits in 48 hours. What is he made of—magic and Maris Otter?

Fine. Go read Zythophile. and see what he’s on about over there. See if I care.

Maybe then you’ll hate him too.


  1. Alas, I'm not making any feckin' money out of it.

  2. Aha! One in the Craig column!

    Wait a minute, neither am I.