The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (parent to Churchkey, Birch & Barley, Rustico, and other northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. restaurants and shops) announces the name for its brewpub, to open in 2013 near to Nationals Ballpark: Bluejacket. Via Washington Post.
Interesting Twitter feeds, beer related. @guidetobrewing: the Twitter feed of the Centre for Malting and Brewing Science, in Leuven, Belgium. @MasterBrewers: The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA)
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announces its 1st Virginia Cask Ale Festival: Richmond, Virginia, 21 April 2012.
New Belgium Brewing (of Fort Collins, Colorado) —the nation's 4th largest American-owned brewing company—, may open a second facility in Asheville, North Carolina, or in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Via Washington Post All We Can Eat.
Is locally-brewed beer better beer? Several bloggers blogged on that topic for The Session: Beer Blogging Friday.
Brewery owner wins Small Business Person of the Year in North Carolina: Oscar Wong of Highland Brewing Company in Asheville. Via Asheville Citizen-Times.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company —a brewpub in Roseland, Virginia— expands its production, opens a brewing and packaging facility in Lexington, Virginia. Via Nelson County Life.
There are 31 breweries in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia that regularly post to Twitter. Here's a list.
Daylight Saving (no 's') Time began overnight in most of the U.S. Set your clocks AHEAD one hour. Via Sky and Telescope.
Citing a tweet in a research paper? There's a Modern Language Association guideline for that.
Beautiful astronomical phenomenon: tonight through the 17th, Jupiter meets Venus. Via Sky and Telescope.
The cellarmaster for Baltimore, Maryland, brewery Heavy Seas discusses his use of wooden casks. Confessions of an oak cask man.
"For The Love of Hops" by Stan Hieronymus, to be published in Sept. 2012, by Brewers Publications.
Once the pride of Baltimore, Maryland, National Premium beer to brewed again, under contract by Fordham Brewing. April release planned. Via Midnight Sun.
Sign of overall economic recovery? AB-InBev profit doubled in the fourth quarter of 2011 over the same period in 2010. U.S. sales are up for the International conglomerate, but not as much as elsewhere. Via Associated Press.
Several British breweries clamor for industry acceptance of hazy cask ale. Brewers United for Unfined Beer.
The Washington Post announces the 32 American 'craft' beers for its annual Beer Madness competition.
Glen Manor Vineyards' 'meritage-style' red wine awarded 2012 Virginia Governor's Cup. Via Washington Post's Dave McIntyre.
How $13 million of inducements weren't enough to bring Sierra Nevada Brewing to southwest Virginia. Via Roanoke Times.
Virginia legislature legalizes the sale of beer on-site at in-state breweries. Via Musings Over A Pint.
Lithuanian court rules brewing "vitally essential" to life; forbids strike by workers at Carlsberg Brewery plant in nation. Via The Register.
Baltimore, Maryland, brewery Stillwater Artisinal Ales in partnership to open restaurant: Of Love & Regret Pub and Provisions. Via The Original Beer in Baltimore.
British author Pete Brown to release new book "Shakespeare's Local" in November 2012.