It's March. Does that mean lion...lamb...dunno. What I do know is that, as usual, there's more than enough to share with you that I've never got around to writing about. Come to think of it, there hasn't been much true writing around here at all lately. So here, once again, is a synopsis with all the requisite links to those doing the real work for your enjoyment and education.
~ Terry Hawbaker, formerly of Bullfrog Brewery, now with Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse aka Farmers' Cabinet out of Philly/Alexandria, Va. (yes, it really is almost that confusing) caught the attention of The Washington Post in a nice article.
~ More kudos and well-deserved attention for William Reed and his Standard Tap in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of the city.
~ Well, this certainly took a while, but it looks like the long time and hard work will be paying off for Tim Patton at his future Saint Benjamin Brewing Company in the city's Fishtown neighborhood.
~ To market, to Reading Terminal Market, to buy a great beer.
~ Foobooz caught wind of Alla Spina, a new Marc Vetri venture where Victory will be brewing a house beer for them.
EASTERN PA, NJ, DE, AND OTHER NEARBY PARTS OF MID-ATLANTIC
~ Bethlehem Brew Works continues to grow its brewing operations. LehighValleyLive.com was onsite for the delivery of new fermenters.
~ On 3/9, a barber shop will be hosting a brewery launch. Is this a first? Quite possibly. Check out the details about Doylestown Brewing Company at Philly Beer Scene.
~ Lew Bryson is off and blogging and taping for his American Beer Blogger. Here's one of the first steps he took last week at Stoudt's.
~ And since I first drafted this page, here's a new link with some very important information about the first upcoming episode airing this week.
~ Weyerbacher is the next brewery in the region to plan a major expansion. Their website has the news in pictures and video. And, a more recent update from the brewery with lots of geeky numbers and factoids and answers to questions.
THE REST OF PLANET BEER
~ Remember a few weeks back when the Cicerone membership hit 10,000? The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) recently registered its thirty thousandth member.
~ The midwest, particularly Missouri, is still one unexplored area for me. Once I do, Schlafly will be high on my list of top-notch breweries to seek out. They've got new developments in the works and here's a link from them with more details.
~ Filed under fwiw: there are some commemorative pint glasses in the works for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
~ Rick Lyke's Pints for Prostates organization has been around for a few years. Now, there's a beer festival to go along with it. Pints for Prostates' Portland Pale Ale Invitational will be held in July in Portland, Oregon. Until then, check out their website to learn more.