A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
24 February 2013 - 9 March 2013
Wynkoop Brewing releases Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout in cans. That's bull testicle stout. Via The Full Pint
"Alcohol and its role in the evolution of human society" by Ian Hornsey. Book review by A Good Beer Blog.
Bamberg, Germany, and its smoked beers. Via Roger Protz.
The experiments with tradition at bourbon distillery Buffalo Trace. Via Queen City Drinks.
The New York Times takes exception to the "wineification' of beer. The Beermonger takes exception with the New York Times.
The 2012 wine vintage in Austria will be well below the yearly average, but the quality is predicted to be high. Via Austrian Wine USA.
Twenty beer quotes that may deserve to be better known. Via Zythophile.
The Stuff of Legends: a crowd-funded documentary about 19 year-old Legend Brewing of Virginia.
The U.S. Brewers Association Association releases new Beer Style Guidelines for 2013: 142(!) styles.
Anheuser-Busch InBev begins an ad campaign to combat charges of watering down Budweiser. Via Houston Chronicle.
A summary of the rapid growth of the 'craft' beer industry in the Richmond, Virginia, area. Via Richmond Times Dispatch.
Craft beer myths that, unfortunately, persist. Via Huffington Post.
Is Twitter killing the beer blog? Via Beervana.
The repeal of Prohibition came late to Washington, D.C.: 79 years ago, on 1 March 1934. Via YFGF.
Barboursville Vineyards wins the Virginia Governor's Cup for the fourth time. Via Washington Post.
The overreaction to Maker's Mark's proof dilution, and un-dilution. Via Washington Post.
Five common draught beer mistakes. Via Micro Matic.
What if Prohibition had never happened? Charlie Papazian —founder of American Homebrew Association and Brewers Association— proposes an alternate history of consolidation, tied houses, and little 'craft' beer.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller own more than 200 brands in 42 countries, including 18 in the U.S. Via NPR.
15 breweries and counting. "New York’s Ale Awakening: How a Cocktail City Learned to Love Beer." Via TIME.