A nice tour around local newspapers for this Sunday’s links.
- ““(Because) how many times are we going to have people coming in and say, ‘What do you have close to a Bud Light?’ And we pour them a glass of water. They don’t like that,” Hardy said, smiling.” This is a cool local story about two guys who started homebrewing and slowly created their own brewery in Gillette, WY. I also love the fact that the headline writer calls craft beer “bohemian” beer.
- This is a growing trend among movie theaters. It is coming to a theatre near you if it hasn’t already. With the rise of Netflix, Amazon Video, video on demand, and other services that bring movies into your home, movie theatres have to come up with new ways to get butts in seats. Serving beer and wine isn’t a bad idea to entice people.
- One of the things I’ve noticed is in order to save money, local governments often cut the budgets of their planning commission by outsourcing its duties to private firms. That seems strange to me in that, it seems one of the most important things a city/county government can do is plan for the future. Petaluma, CA has done this and the problem has been exacerbated by the explosive growth of the 3 local breweries including Lagunitas.
- A nice happy little story about the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival. It has about beer and a surprise wedding proposal.
- Here is a beer story from The New Yorker. This is the most New Yorker beer story you could find without The Onion creating one.