I missed last the last couple Monday Morning updates, of which I've actually had quite a few of you tell me you appreciate. Well, not really missed. Had some stuff ready to read for you, then went on a last-minute business trip to Atlanta and forgot about hitting the little orange publish button. The week before it was something else, and so on and so forth.
So, I figured to give you a triple-dose this morning. As you were.
~ Reading this made me wonder how our old friend, Patrick Jones, is doing. And, just what the hell happened to Old City. Well, I sort of know, but still...
~ This stuff can't be made up, can it?
~ Fergie Carey is a great publican and fun guy to hang out with. Now everyone knows.
~ Fun stuff from DrinkPhilly (.com). This is the ONLY good thing possibly to come from these absolutely pointless Under/Over 21 challenges. Sun King might get my vote for best.
EASTERN PA, NJ, DE, AND OTHER NEARBY PARTS OF MID-ATLANTIC
~ I was pleased to (finally) be a part of the annual Dogfish Dash at the home of the craft brewing powerhouse in Milton, Del. last weekend. Here's a great recap at Draft Magazine of the men's 10-k winner.
~ Craig Laban recently gave some high praise to newcomer Tired Hands
~ A fine article written by our local Philly beer lover, Lisa Grimm
THE REST OF PLANET BEER
~ With the fall season officially here, and the angst of when seasonal beers are released at least temporarily behind us, I took a stab at recommending a few pumpkin, wet hop, and Oktoberfest beers in my column over in the Communities section of The Washington Times.
~ GABF is a-coming and Chipper Dave has some great recommendations of how (not) to act. Great tips indeed.
~ Quite happy for the folks at Ale Asylum in Madison, Wis. Visited there a few years back and very impressed with what they had going on. Looks like they'll have a whole lot more going on pretty soon.
~ Stan came across a nice article in New Zealand where the author attempts to define "craft beer" in the country's burgeoning scene where craft, as they define it, occupies barely 2% of the beer market.
~ Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. in Florida is a fun guy to chat with when he comes to Philly. Here's a short interview on Shelton Brothers' facebook page.
~ Stan H. led us to this link, wondering if beer is jumping the shark. I probably should have read the content before referring you to it; that might tell you how much I might agree with him.
~ Also from "out West", Jay B. dug up some fun stuff for us on vaginas and Vergina.
~ Cicerone.org has launched a new website ...and a new service called Savvy.
~ The title is great, the content is pretty accurate as well.
~ How about one last list? This one a "favorite beer bar" list from CraftBeer.com? Sure, why not?
~ And how 'bout we end on a controversial note? One where homebrewers are made a little fun of (and apparently, many are not taking too kindly too) and one where the campaign to "dislike" the video on Youtube has taken off in the "community".
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