A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
11 August - 24 August 2013
Thousands gather in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Via Washington Post.
The 2nd annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest (and Virginia Brewers Cup) at Devils Backbone Brewery, in Roseland, Virginia.
Virginia brewery Starr Hill wins best American cask ale at the Great British Beer Festival for its Bourbon Barrel Cryptical. Via All About Beer.
Maryland beer to again be poured at Baltimore Ravens' M&T Stadium: Flying Dog Brewing, of Frederick, Maryland.
World-wide, how long the average worker needs to work to earn enough for a beer. From The Economist, via YFGF.
Jack Daniels to undergo 2-year $100 million expansion to its Tennessee distillery, the largest expansion in its history. Via WTOP News.
Bluejacket —the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's long-awaited brewpub— scheduled to open in October near Nationals Ballpark in southeast Washington, D.C. Via WTOP News. Another look via DC Eater.
"Craft brewers are among the worst offenders of beer freshness." Mitch Steele, brewmaster for Stone Brewery muses on beer quality or lack thereof.
21 August 2013 would have been the 200th birthday of the father of Pilsner beer: Josef Groll. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
A blue moon is really not the 2nd full moon in one month. Via Sky & Telescope.
Jazz pianist Marian McPartland, NPR's 'Piano Jazz' host, has died at 95. Via NPR.
The great American crime novelist, Elmore Leonard, has died at age 87. Via CBS News.
U.S. craft brewers refute false charges about ingredients. Via Maureen Ogle.
Toward an American-style of cask-conditioned ale. Via YFGF.
Virginia brewery Lost Rhino produces first all-Virginian-ingredient beer of modern era. Via DC Beer.
Contract brewing and alternating proprietorships. Does it matter where your beer is made? Via Adrienne So on Slate.
In eloquent praise of small beer. Via Beervana's Jeff Alworth at YFGF.
Is beer falling to wine as America's favorite beverage? No, says Julia Herz of Brewers Association, reexamining a Gallup poll. Via Huffington Post.
A 2nd mobile beer canning service to open in mid-Atlantic area, in 2014. Via Brewbound.
Don Russell (r) with Jay Brooks of Brookston Beer Bulletin
"Just call me U.S. Ambassador Sixpack." Joe Russell aka Joe Six Pack of the Philadelphia Daily News visits Lithuania.