A non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
20 November - 27 November 2011
New 'nano-brewery' to open in Loudoun County, Virginia, in 2013. Adroit Theory Brewing to brew "ridiculously hoppy," barrel-aged, and sour beers.
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Christmas gift? NBA owners, players reach tentative deal to start the 2011/12 season on Dec. 25th. Via The Huffington Post
Charles Mingus jazz documentary, "Mingus On Mingus," to be funded by small contributions at the Kickstarter Project. Read more at Elements Of Jazz.
Tom Wicker, journalist and author, dies at 85. Via New York Times.
A controversy about #FridayReads recommendations on Twitter raises issues of paid promos and transparency. Via the Washington Post.
Happy Thanksgiving! Correcting the record on Benjamin Franklin, and the Pilgrims.
Sour beers "are the easiest beers for sommeliers to sell, because they’re so used to talking about acidity and its interplay with food." A description and review of 'sour' beers, via Eric Asimov in the New York Times.
Contract brewer Holy Brew invests in Virgina brewery Lost Rhino, to produce its 'Belgian' inspired beers. Details via VACraftBeer.com.
'Session Beer' defined as beers of alcoholic strength below 4.5% alcohol-by-volume, by beer writer Lew Bryson.
Composer & 'free' drummer, Paul Motian, has died at 80. Played with Bill Evans, and fronted his own groups. Via Yahoo! News.
Portner Brewery, hailing back to 1869, to be reopened as a brewpub, in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2014, by great-great-granddaughter of founder. Via BostInno.com.