Spring is officially shows up tomorrow though it feels like it has been lurking around for the last few weeks. How bad is it? I actually had to mow my lawn this last weekend. Now I got that to look forward to for the next 7 months.
In the News!
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Someday I will make my pilgrimage to Oktoberfest, but honestly this one sounds more appealing.
JGF needs to start getting correspondents. Too many festivals, too little coverage.
How Beer Saved the World (Huffington Post)
It is a building block of civilization, enough said.
Brooklyn Brewery: The guys who brought beer back to the borough (Mother Nature Network)
For all you aspiring brewers out there this article provides some interesting insight to finding brewing success.
Better in the bottle (Chicago Tribune)
Now for some education on bottle conditioning.
Nashville craft beer scene is hopping these days (The Tennessean)
I'll be heading that way at the end of July. Expect a full report then!
Going back to school for beer (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Maybe someday I will get classically trained in beer...until then I will just keep experimenting and self-educating.
Craft beers are showing up in cans, clearing the way for it to be served in more places (Patriot-News)
The can movement grows. One thing I have noticed though is the cans are a whole lot more attractive than they used to be.
Lowly beer bottle sets sustainability standard (Calgary Herald)
And now here is a vote of confidence for the bottle.
A Brief History of Beer Gardens (The Daily Meal)
I think it is time for a beer garden visit, plus some schnitzel...and a big pretzel.
Hahn spill-proof beer (Ubergizmo)
It got a laugh from me.
‘Power Drinking and Power Dressing in Iron Age Germany’ looks at beer history (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
If I lived closer I would totally go to this. Once again, I need to start getting some correspondents from beer hot spots.
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I talk about beer and water?
Now for a public service announcement:
The EPA's Assistant Administrator for Water, Nancy Stoner, will be hosting a Twitter chat about the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. We all know that great beer demands clean water. We also know that it takes a lot of water to make great beer. Go ask them some questions! The hashtag is #cleanwater and you can find them at @EPAwater from 2:00 to 2:30pm EDT.
In site news!
It has been over a month but the Jolly Good Fellows podcast will be recording tomorrow night! In other news the brackets have been recently updated to the Sweet 16 beers, Brian will finish out his Pennsylvania adventure, and you can expect some ramblings from me!
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