A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
24 March 2013 - 6 April 2013
DRAFT Magazine published a guide to cask ale in Washington. D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan areas. Written by Joe Stange, who, as Thirsty Pilgrim, reports from Costa Rica.
India Pale Ale (IPA) is the fastest-growing beer style in U.S. restaurants and pubs. Sales were up 39% in 2012, while industrial lagers were down 5%. Via Just Drinks.
A start-up Washington, D.C. brewpub has a poor experience with crowd-funding. Via Washington Post.
How Piels Beer changed advertising in the 1950s with comedic spots from Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding. Via WNYC.
Film critic Roger Ebert dies. Via The Atlantic: "Roger Ebert Knew About Writing." Via The Atlantic.
Jim Barrett and Mike Grgich —Napa wine pioneers of the 1976 "Judgement of Paris"— are honored. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.
The debate about contract/'Gypsy'/resident-brewing continues, unabated, post Craft Brewers Conference. Via Andy Crouch at Beer Scribe.
Sales of higher-priced craft beers increased by 27% in 2012; lower-priced craft beers by only 3%. Via Just Drinks.
Prices for beer at Nationals Park —home to Washington D.C. major league baseball team— are some of the most expensive in all baseball. Via Washington City Paper.
This week's denial-of-service attack was a serious threat to the Internet itself. Via ReadWrite.com.
The 2013 ProWein wine expo in Germany had 44,000 attendees. Via Just Drinks.
Former Maker’s Mark master distiller Dave Pickerell distilling rye whiskey at George Washington’s excavated distillery at Mount Vernon, Virginia, using Washington's recipes. Via Washington Post.
Gallup poll shows beer replacing wine as drink of choice for women 18 to 34. Craft beer is a crucial part of that. Via Detroit Free Press.
Is beer Kosher? Maybe. Is it Kosher for Passover? No. Via Brews Brothers.