A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
14 July- 27 July 2013
Singer/songwriter J.J. Cale dead from heart attack at 74. Via NPR.
Maryland Court of Appeals rules that Maryland restaurants are not responsible for patrons’ actions after they leave. Via CBS.
Union Craft Brewing —Baltimore, Maryland's first production brewery since 1978— celebrated its 1st anniversary on 27 July 2013. Via YFGF.
Scientists discover what is causing the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives in the U.S., and it’s a potential agricultural calamity. Via Quartz.
A blogger named The Food Babe slams beer as unhealthy. Beer experts respond. Via YFGF.
MillerCoors accuses Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase of artificially driving up the cost of aluminum, and thus the cost of canning beer. Via Reuters.
Virginia brewery to produce beer only for other breweries, under contract. Beltway Brewing profiled by Washington Business Journal.
After nine years, Washington Nationals Major League team decides to offer local beer, but does so without refrigeration. Via YFGF.
The Brewers Association of Maryland has created a Google Map of Maryland breweries, current and planned.
Dennis Farina, well-known TV and film character actor, dies at 69. Via CNN.
A cautionary tale. The city of Detroit is declared bankrupt, at $19 billion, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history. Via The Prospect.
Summer advice: drink indoors. Mosquitos are attracted to beer drinkers. Via Smithsonian Magazine.
Anheuser-Busch was sold five years ago. Lessons for today's beer business. Via YFGF.
A map of Washington D.C.-area breweries and good-beer bars. Via DCBeer.