Andy Rooney, longtime 60 Minutes commentator, has died at age 92. "Andy Rooney was a cranky old curmudgeon who did not suffer fools gladly." Via Jack Curtin.
The end of an era: crabcakes, beer, & big hair. Baltimore, Maryland's famous Obrycki's Restaurant closes its doors. Via Baltimore Sun
As of today, 7 billion humans live on the Earth. Via MarketPlace Radio.
A Wharton School analysis on cores of beers at RateBeer.com. Why certain beers and breweries do better than others. Via Washington Post Food.
The California wine-grape harvest occurred later than usual this year. The growing season was relatively cool with spring rains. Yields per acre were smaller than usual. Predictions are for wines of higher quality. Via Reuters.
The Washington Post review of The Oxford Companion to Beer: a comprehensive tome, but it may need a Fact Checker for its 2nd edition. wapo.st/uJvAnn
From Baltimore, Maryland's Oxford Brewing Co, to The Beer Factory in Petah Tikva: Israel is experiencing a craft beer movement. Via The Jewish Chronicle.
Female brewmasters are busting stereotypes in the 'craft' beer world. Via Slate.