A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
7 April 2013 - 20 April 2013
Police kill one suspect in Boston Marathon bombing; second suspect captured alive. Via CNN.
Blaufrankisch: Austria’s silky, sour red wine. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.
American 'craft' beer catches on in Britain, inspires brewers. "There's a hipster cachet to it," says British beer writer Melissa Cole. Via BBC.
"Small and independent American craft brewers ...are one of the country’s fastest-growing employment sectors." Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing, via Roll Call.
Bordeaux 'first growth' winery Château Margaux experimenting with “voodoo” of biodynamics. Via The Drinks Business.
Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. "We never really advertised much. I've thought it better to focus on the beer." Via Inc.
The top 50 breweries, and the top 50 'craft' breweries, in the U.S. Via YFGF.
"A dirty little secret of the craft beer industry is that we are growing on the shoulders of a beer style —IPA— that has a very short shelf life." Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing at Craft Brewers Conference. Via YFGF.
Sly Fox Brewing, of Pennsylvania, is first brewery in U.S., large or small, to introduce the 'topless' beer can. Via Today Show.
How Pabst Blue Ribbon won its blue ribbon in 1893 ... sort of. Via Mental Floss.
'Craft' breweries ask Congress for tax cut: Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce (BREW) Act. Via New York Times.
Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, has died of a stroke at age 87. Via Yahoo News.
U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, joins the Senate Small Brewers Caucus. Via Maryland Brewers Association.
On 7 April 1933, beer of 3.2% alcohol and less was made legal, although actual Prohibition wouldn't be repealed until 5 December 1933. Via YFGF.
The State of Oregon poised to designate beer yeast as the state's official microbe. Via Beervana.
Suspicious fire damages two New Belgium Brewery buildings in Asheville, North Carolina. Via BeerPulse.