A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
2 February 2014 - 15 February 2014
The dramatically dropping price of French Champagne in the U.K., and its effects on production and image. Via Off Licence News.
A recap of recent studies on health benefits of beer and of the risks of overindulgence. Via Craft Beer.
Birthday in beer. John Hickenlooper, the Governor of Colorado, and a craft beer pioneer. Before he was Governor, before he was mayor of Denver, Hickenlooper opened the city's first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing. Via Wikipedia.
The good, the bad, and the reality of Anheuser-Busch Inbev's purchase of Long Island, New York, 'craft' brewery, Blue Point. Via Brew York. More about the purchase, via Brewbound.
How the perception of quality of cloudy vs. 'clear' beer has evolved over the last century. Via Boak and Bailey.
Fred Bueltmann, owner of New Holland Brewing, takes umbrage with Bob Dylan's advertisement for Chrysler that can be thought to insult American craft beer. Via MLive.
Virginia's new governor Terry McAuliffe improves the alcoholic beverage selection at the Governor's mansion, including craft beer, at his own expense. Via Washington Post.
The United States Association of Cider Makers elects a new Board of Directors, including Charlotte Shelton of Virginia's Albemarle Cider Works. Via Brewbound.
Malt dust is a potential explosion hazard in breweries and malthouses. Bairds Malt in U.K. suffers a malt-dust explosion; employee injured. Via Essex Chronicle.