It’s Friday and your week is almost over. Have a beer.
- Flying Dog fought the state of Michigan and won. In order to celebrate they have started a nonprofit named the 1st Amendment Society which teams with the Frederick County Public Library to highlight banned books. This is a short article on the first of those events.
- Progress isn’t a straight line nor do you always get everything you want immediately. Pennsylvania has made a good first step in updating its alcohol laws, but it was only a first step.
- This is an interesting proposal for NC beer and wine registration fees. The changes will help smaller retailers. This is another instance of states making their alcohol laws fairer and better for all involved.
- Beer styles are at best a snapshot in time. As brewers evolve their recipes and consumers tastes change, so do the styles evolve and change. Along with taste, aroma and appearance also change and shift. For instance, though not a separate style (yet?) Northeast/Vermont style IPAs have a distinctive almost orange juice appearance. At some point, this will be added to the IPA canon or will be spun off into its own category.
- GET OFF MY LAWN!