A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
14 October - 27 October 2012
Washington D.C.'s first distillery in over 100 years opens. New Columbia Distillers releases Green Hat Gin. Via DCist.
Newest strongest beer in world: "Armageddon" from Scottish brewery Brewmeister. A mere 65% abv. Via Huffington Post.
National brewpub chain Gordon-Biersch opens a new location in Baltimore, Maryland, in Harbor East. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.
Production brewery CasaNova planned for Arlington, Virginia, first since 1916. Via Arl Now.
Virginia's newest production brewery to open in Ashland, Virginia, 16 November 2012. Via YFGF.
Lance Armstrong stripped of all Tour de France titles; banned from all pro cycling. Via Business Journal.
George S. McGovern, Democratic nominee who lost to Nixon in ’72, dies at 90. Worked to alleviate hunger. Via Washington Post.
In the greater Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan area, Baltimore Beer Week runs Saturday 19 October through Sunday 28 October, 2012.
Maryland's top 20 beers, as ranked by the Baltimore Sun.
British wine writer, Steve Spurrier -of 1976 Judgement of Paris fame- says: "Virginia makes the kind of wines I like to drink." Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.
On Earth today: 7 billion people, 6 billion cell phone-contracts. Via Notions Capital.
The two major league professional sports teams in Maryland —the baseball Orioles and football Ravens— support locally-made beer. Via Flying Dog.
Top 5 states at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, by medals: California (49), Colorado (35), Oregon (24), Pennsylvania (17) ... and Virginia (12). Via YFGF.
"The World Atlas of Beer," written by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont. Review by Alan McLeod at A Good Beer Blog.