A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
24 May - 6 June 2015
American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win racing's Triple Crown in 37 years.
One sign of the 'maturing' of 'craft' beer business: a job carousel. Karl Ockert —for 20 years, brewer and then brewmaster for Bridgeport Brewing, in Portland, Oregon— to become Head of Brewery Operations, at Deschutes Brewery, in Bend, Oregon.
—Via Jeff Alworth, at Beervana.
Another sign of the 'maturing' of 'craft' beer business: another job carousel. Scottish 'craft' brewery, BrewDog, snags Anheuser-Busch InBev's international regional director for Asia to lead BrewDog's international sales.
—Via Just Drinks.
Sepp Blatter to resign as president of FIFA —Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the world soccer’s governing body— days after winning reelection (after 17 years in the position), as law enforcement officials in the United States confirmed that he was a focus of a federal corruption investigation.
—Via New York Times.
Maryland brewery Flying Dog pulls out of a project to build a farm-brewery in Loudoun County, Virginia. A hops facility on the same farmland —which was christened in November 2014 by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and will receive grant money from the state and county— is not affected by the change and will go ahead as planned.
—Via Loudoun Times-Mirror.
Anheuser-Busch temporarily halts beer production in its Georgia plant, and converts to producing canned water for victims of recent severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.
—Via NBC News.
The first Memorial Day was called Decoration Day, and was observed on 30 May 1868.
U.S. mathematician John Nash, 86, renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, died in a car crash, with his wife, Alicia. Nash's breakthroughs in math —and his struggles with schizophrenia— were the focus of the Oscar-winning 2001 film, "A Beautiful Mind."
—Via BBC News.
'Craft' beer's pandemic of quality un-control?
Calm. Cut. Contrast. Complement. A guide to pairing beer and food.
—Via Jollity Magazine.
A list of the the oldest brewery in each of the fifty states in the United States, and Washington D.C. The breweries are either very old or very new, due to Prohibition, post-Prohibition consolidation, and the rise of 'craft' breweries since 1981.
The majority of tweets about beer that are sent from the United States originate in the middle of the country; on the coasts, there are more tweets on wine than beer.
- Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly wrap-up of stories not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not.
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