The thing I’ve learned in doing this morning article list for the last couple of weeks is that there are a lot of little newspapers with websites around the country. I’ve also learned that those little newspapers are sometimes the only conduit to news and information for many of these small communities. Yes, they have cable and satellite and get their national news that way, but to find out what is happening in their backyards, they really need these local papers.
- Every day (especially during American Craft Beer Week) I read at least a couple of articles about a new little brewery in some rather small town. This is today’s best of those articles from Bowling Green, KY.
- Good on Billy Busch for trying to find his own path in the beer world. He does have a few advantages over most brewers starting a brewery from scratch. He already has the money to do it and he does have a name that comes with lots of contacts. Still, he didn’t have to do this.
- If you haven’t heard, California is in a drought. Also, craft brewing is huge in California bringing that economy about $6.5 billion. However, as anyone who has every home brewed can tell you, it takes a lot of water to make beer. That is just in the brewing process. Think about how much water it take to grow just barley and hops. This article breaks down how much water all those brewers are using.
- If you every want to piss a craft beer drinker off, disparage his favorite locally produced craft beer. You might as well say something about his mama. I normally read Will Gordon and did read this review of Bell’s Oberon. I didn’t think anything of it, it was classic Gordon and I didn’t disagree with it. Apparently, everyone in Michigan didn’t have the same reaction I did. This is one of many articles out of the state of Michigan defending their beloved Oberon.
- This article/blog post is a good break down of what the pay for play allegations in Boston actually mean. It should make beer drinkers around the country wonder why certain beers end up in certain bars and not in others.