A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
11 November - 24 November 2012
President Obama visits bookstore in Arlington, Virginia, promotes "Small Business Saturday" Via Reuters.
Maryland brewery Peabody Heights learns first-hand that federal beer labeling restrictions can sometimes be absurd. Via Baltimore Business Journal.
Burgundy's 2012 harvest very low; a big increase in prices expected. Via WAMU.
Twinkie-maker, Hostess, to go out of business. Blames union. Via Dallas Morning News.
The history of the Thanksgiving meal begins in... 1841. Mythbusting via FastCompany.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation receives $4 billion for conservation purpose from BP's Hurricane Katrina-related oil spill settlement. Via Washington Post.
Black IPAs: the gateway to dark beers for hopheads? Via The Guardian.
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper voted National League Rookie of Year. At 19, youngest non-pitcher player ever. Via WAMU.
A WWII vet, the symphony he wrote, and the standing ovation he received 70 years later. Via NPR.
The Governor of Virginia declares the week of 11-17 November 2012 as Virginia Cider Week: http://www.ciderweekva.com.