A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
8 September - 21 September 2013
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
September 17th is Constitution Day. The U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution on this day in 1787.
Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, is voted best craft beer bar in America, in an informal poll conducted by the Brewers Association at craftbeer.com.
Twelve people were killed by a former Navy reservist at Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Via ABC News.
Why aren't there more people of color in 'craft' brewing? Via NPR.
Legionnaire's Disease bacteria discovered at Warsteiner Brewery in Germany, not in in the beer, but in the brewery's waste-water. The brewery is not believed to be the source of the outbreak. Via Beverage Daily.
The 7 best NFL stadiums for 'craft' beer, as ranked by the Daily Meal.
Death toll in Colorado flooding rises to 8. Via Fox News.
Colorado floods affected breweries such as Oskar Blues and Left Hand. Via Denver Post.
Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 has become the first human object to leave the solar system. Via National Geographic.
DC Brau Brewing Company (Washington, D.C.) had the 5th fastest growth.
The 10 'craft' breweries that grew the fastest in 2012. Via The Street.
Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company (maker of Samuel Adams beers) becomes a billionaire, the first owner of a 'craft' brewery to do so. Via NPR.