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Monday, August 20, 2012

Beer links for a vacation hangover

I’m back from vacation. All and all a good time was had; I lounged on the beach, floated in the ocean, drank some new beer from Florida and tried my hand at not doing much of anything. Now it is time to turn back to the grind.

In the News!
Heineken Is Twice Bitten, Not Yet Shy (Wall Street Journal)
A lot of money is going to be spent to grab a Tiger's tail.
The right beer can make all
the difference.

Brewing up love: Weddings tap craft beer craze (Appleton Post Crescent) Why not? There is plenty of great biere de Champagne out there.

Kiss Cam Guy Chooses Beer Over Girlfriend (Huffington Post)
If it were me, I’d be pissed for being passed over for such a shitty beer.

Majority in U.S. Drink Alcohol, Averaging Four Drinks a Week (Gallup)
A cool study on American drinking habits.

The Yardley Inn’s sour beer dinner (Washington Times)
Sours are "in"; look for more of them to be making it to shelves near you real soon.

Oskar Blues now shakes its can in Chicago (
Great news for the Second City!
Gose with crabs: Spread the word (Washington Post)
It is always exciting when forgotten styles get rejuvenated!

Revealed: The president brews his own beer, and brings it with him on the road (Des Moines Register)
I think my next big mission needs to be interviewing the White House brewmaster and scoring a bottle or two of these brews.

Beer drinkers say cheers to methane (Stock and Land)
That's a lot of gas.
Beer industry raises a glass towards cutting water consumption (
That's a lot of water!

Yorkshire Benedictine beer proves a hit around the world (The Press)
This is going on the list of beers to track down.

Hunt for exotic beers goes beyond the pale (Kansas City Star)
Want to know we live in great beer times? This is happening in the heartland of America.

Highland Games inflatable beer tent bursts during event (Scottish Daily Record)
First time the event isn't dry in ages and the beer tent collapses...these two events are not related.

In Site News!
So I have been a bit delinquent on some macrobrewing commentary, I’ll try to rectify that this week. Expect a closer look at Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft, and finally you will be able to find us at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival this weekend. Make sure to say “Hi” if you see us! (I'll be wearing a JGF shirt.)

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