I long ago lost the ability to keep up with even half the beer news out there in the wild and wacky world of craft beer. There was a time I attempted daily (or even more frequent) updates with interesting tidbits from around the brewniverse along with small contributions of my own thoughts.
That has yielded to my weekly updates that you'll find here every Saturday morning with some of what I consider to be some of the more interesting news out there that you might like to add to your weekend reading list (or Monday morning at work, depending upon your preference).
~ Nice coverage of The Dude over at Philly Beer Scene.
~ Express your artsy side and win cool stuff.
~ Sixpack abroad. Next up, Russian diplomacy and relationship-building.
EASTERN PA, NJ, DE, AND OTHER NEARBY PARTS OF MID-ATLANTIC
~ DC Beer Week is upon us. Their beer game in the capital has certainly stepped up over the past few years.
~ This is perfectly welcome news, particularly if you're a fan of the Perpetual. I confirmed with brewery that target release is October.
~ Here's an informed take on BCTC 2013.
~ BeerPulse.com has the Dogfish Head-related video and a link to an important brewery safety story at Reuters.
~ This was such a fun day last year; I can't wait to see how they make it even better this year.
THE REST OF PLANET BEER
~ Pretty much in line with my own personal history on the subject.
~ Lew makes some excellent points in this conversation that I'm sometimes surprised continues to grow more divided.
~ Tap lists and their presentation matters.
~ Since you probably know my love of numbers and the endless things you can do with them, you can imagine that I like this article with supporting graphs. Though, one that I'm quick to point out that an "average beer drink" is 12 ounces at 5-ish% alcohol while an "average wine drink" comes in around 5 ounces and more than double the strength in alcohol. Point being you can't say that based upon per capita consumption (measured in gallons) that beer is "by far" the country's most popular alcoholic beverage. I could over several hours drink a gallon of beer, but likely only half that same amount of wine.
~ And finally, good friend Brian Yaeger brings attention to the growing issue of a-holes in the industry. In doing so, he called back another favorite posting, this one from Jeff a couple of years ago over at Beervana on a similar strain and talking cheap lager drinking too. Good stuff from both.