A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
28 July- 10 August 2013
Why true "Lambic“ beer is only made in Belgium. (And the Twitter brouhaha about that.) Via Beervana.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million dollars. Via Huffington Post.
In Lithuania, so-called 'craft' beers are considered trendy vs. the 'traditional' beers made by small brewers with classic ingredients. Via Joe Sixpack.
Happy birthday, Louis Armstrong! Born today in New Orleans in 1901. Via Wikpedia.
U.S. drinkers may be turning from beer; wine in near dead heat with beer as favorite alcoholic beverage in U.S. Via Gallup. (No craft beer numbers.)
You've got mail! U.S. Postal Service considering delivering beer, wine, and spirits. Via AP.
Washington, DC area brewpub Bardo returns, at least temporarily, without Bardo beer. Via Washington Post.
It's Virginia Craft Beer Month, as state breweries, restaurants, and shops celebrate the state's nearly 60 craft breweries. Via CBS News.
It's International #IPADay! What's in your glass? Via #IPADay.
American craft beer sales up during first half of 2013: 15% by dollars, 13% by volume. Via Brewers Association.
Romantic comedy “Drinking Buddies," is filmed in an American craft brewery, starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. Via Today.
A brief history of sour beer, and its ascendance in the U.S. Via New Yorker.
Birthday in beer: Garrett Oliver —author and brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery— is 51 today. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
Sales of craft beer up in first half of 2013, but total US beer sales down 2.6 percent. Via CNBC.