A non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
1 January - 7 January 2012
[and some from Weeks 50, 51, 52 of 2011.]
Feb. 15 to be official opening for the Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. Via The Original Beer in Baltimore blog.
Announced: the jazz nominations, in four categories, for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Via Elements of Jazz.
On the heels of the bankruptcy of Washington, D.C.-based Penn Camera, comes word that Kodak itself may declare the same. Via Reuters.
OnTap Magazine highlights nine new breweries to open or already open in the Washington D.C. / northern Virginia area.
Bugs developing resistance to GMO corn (up to 60% of US crop). Via Yahoo News.
Long-time St. Louis craft brewery Schlafly Beer is sold; stays local. Via Pro Brewer.
Celebrator Beer News has 'gone' digital, beginning with the Dec '11/Jan '12 issue. Back issues to follow. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
New multi-tap beer bar coming to Arlington (Ballston), Virginia. World of Beer to feature 50 drafts, 500 bottles. To open in July 2012. Via ARL now
A 1913 NY Times article on portmanteaus includes the word "alcoholiday": defined as leisure time spent drinking. Via @mental_floss.
A 'craft' beer pioneer, Fal Allen celebrates his birthday today. More about Allen, via Brookston Beer Bulletin. 2 Jan
Google has created an elections synopsis page: here.
The Year in Beer: 30 stories that shaped 2011. Via BeerNews.org.
A British beer blogger on what's wrong with the cask real ale scene in the U.S. Read Myth #1 from Dings Beer Blog.
Alan McLeod of A Good Beer Blog announces the Grand Champion Beer Photo of 2011: a photo of Cantillon Brewery by Jeff Alworth of Beervana beer blog.
Scientists set Internet speed record. Via NPR News.
"It matters not what you think, but how you think." Essayist Christopher Hitchens dies at age 62. 1949-2011. Via Washington Post.
Without public fanfare, Sierra Nevada Brewing begins to can its Pale Ale. Via Beer News.org.
Actor Will Ferrell does TV ad for Old Milwaukee Beer. Via Huffington Post.
James River Brewing to open in early 2012 in Scottsville, Virginia. Via Beer Advocate.
The 'Beer Activist' Chris O'Brien speaks on breweries and sustainability.