It’s Presidents Day which means two things, one, I don’t have to go to work today, and two, mattress sales!
In the News!
|George definitely knew about beer.|
Another great Google image search this
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For Presidents, beer is great leveler (Politico)
We start of our Presidents Day beer links with a story about Presidents and beer. Seems fitting.
Failed ‘flash for beer’ plan ends with knife pulled (KARE 11 - NBC)
And from that mighty summit tumble down into the gutter for beer crime! Go read this article and keep in mind the When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong, Chappelle Show skit.
Point Brewery announces$1million expansion (WQOW News 18 – ABC)
Good ol’ Point, keeping up with the times. I can actually find some of their products out here in northern Virginia now.
The World’s Best Beers (The Daily Meal)
Not a bad selection of beer in the slide show. Several I will have to track down when I can, particularly the Berliner Weisse out of Tampa.
9 Gluten-Free Beers to Try (The Daily Meal)
It is a Daily Meal double header, but this is good list for people looking for gluten free beer to enjoy.
Economy: Fresh beer wars asbrewers expand (Afrique en Ligue)
Our continuing update on the beer situation in Africa. The Bigs are throwing tons of money into that continent to grow those markets to make up for their shortfalls elsewhere.
Cool story. Mississippi needs all the quality brew it can get.
Asia Brewery opposes 140%tax increase on low-priced beer (Manila Standard Today)
Politics and beer, they will be forever intertwined. This is pretty step and does seem like a regressive tax, but until I know the numbers I can’t real cut one way or the other.
Homebrewing finds Shore fanswilling to experiement (Delmarvanow.com)
Nice introduction to a cool homebrewing region.
Local restaurant can’t addbeer or wine to the menu (Farmington Daily Times)
Some of these laws regulating beer and wine seem so ridiculous; on top of that they also seem rather hard to roll off the books.
Time to get crafty (The Age)
Local craft beer is seizing hold of Australia, not that I’m surprised, those guys and gals are pretty thirsty down there.
“Pong Beer” – The OfficialBeer Pong Beer (Bangstyle.com)
I can only imagine how the beer tastes…we may have to live review it on the beercast…but I can’t fault these guys. This was such an obvious idea that I can’t understand why it didn't happen sooner.
In site news!
This is a big week. Episode 6 of the JGF Beercast will be uploaded tomorrow, we will be looking at 3 Southern Tier stouts this week, expect some beer commentary on Presidents and Lent. Most importantly, Dan, Brett and I will be at Brewvival this Saturday, February 25th! Look for us there if you are going, if not expect some tweeting and untappd madness.
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