A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
28 October - 10 November 2012
The Brewers Association announced that SAVOR —its annual food-with-beer exposition— will move from Washington, D.C. to New York City in 2013. To return in 2014.
Bordeaux winemakers express cautious optimism for its low yielding 2012 vintage. Via The Drinks Business.
Great-great granddaughters of 19th century Virginia brewer Robert Portner plan to re-open Portner Brewery as brewpub in Alexandria, Virginia. Via YFGF.
Like wine stored in caves, Belgian brewery Cantillon is aging its lambic beer in World War II bunkers. Via Belgian Beer and Travel.
Many political pundits' forecasts were wrong, but not those of 'geek' Nate Silver. Via Tech Crunch.
Barack Obama winner of 2012 Presidential election; to serve second term. The last time America has had three consecutive two-term Presidents was 1801-1825: Jefferson, Madison, Monroe. Via Huffington Post.
The average price for beer at the 32 NFL stadiums is not cheap. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
The National Christmas Tree, a 73-foot Engelmann Spruce, was harvested near Meeker, Colorado. Now, on its way to U.S. Capitol. Via NPR News.
For its 30th anniversary, Sierra Nevada Brewing to release a whiskey-barrel-aged iteration of Bigfoot Barleywine. Via My Beer Buzz.
Litchi, mango, orange: the flavors & scarcity of Citra hops. Via Washington Post.
"The Plot to Destroy America's Beer." How Anheuser Busch-InBev is changing the company, and, maybe, the beers. Via Bloomberg.
A master of the history of ideas, historian Jaques Barzun dies at 104. Via Washington Post.
Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as well as the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Via Wikipedia.