Dribs and Drams

News of the day – or the week – or May(be not).

New Albanian’s Bank Street Brewhouse changed this week from an epicurean restaurant to a tap room. Article, Blog, Blog

A Granite City Food and Brewery is scheduled to move to Indy’s Circle Center Mall. This will be the second GC in Indy and the fourth in Indiana (incl. Fort Wayne and Mishawaka) Article The address will be 49 W. Maryland. 317-803-2025. Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 12:00am. Friday & Saturday: 11:00am to 1:00am. Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Ron Smith’s Beer MBA Class starts a summer series at the end of May. He’s slao gaking a group (which could include YOU) on a trip to Belgium in July. Plus an IUPUI beer appreciation class. Busy guy, as always.

Data and info on the ABA National Homebrew Competition.

The Atlantic looks at The State of American Beer

x1htifqxBeer socks. (with an “o”) $10. Link

Pico Brew – a Kickstarted self-aware $1700 brewing system. OK, maybe not self-aware but according to their plans you’ll be able to fill it, flip the switch and wait 3.5 hours. Oh, then there is that fermentation thing.  Remember the Brew-In-Bag?

Lager Lollipops. $2.50 each! Yike.

z0jqno27Another Scottish brewer gets in the act with a 67.5% beer – Snake Venom.

Flying Dog replies with a beer seasoned with Old Bay seafood seasoning (which is a good thing with fish but we’ll reserve judgment about liquids).

13 June 1944: An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. “Flying at 12 000 feet chills the brew to perfection.”

On the other hand, Lifehacker tells us to use a Chilled Glass with Room Temperature Beer for Best Flavor.

June: PA Resort to Hold Naked Beer Festival

Jim Koch on How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk – the secret ingredient is yeast. (?)

And some other pictures.

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