To my regular readers, I apologize as it appears I inadvertently happened upon an almost two-week hiatus. The bad news: You missed me.
The good news: We have plenty to catch up on in this week's addition of the Beer Blog Round-Up!
Let's dive right in:
- Sick of the same old beer events? Here's a new one for you: a "Simul-cask." Apparently, Dogfish Head has decided to debut their new 75 Minute IPA by simultaneously tapping casks of the brew in four different cities on the East coast at precisely 7:50 EST today. Find additional details as well as participating locations on Beernews.org.
- Always worried about his weight, Joe Sixpack discusses the not so easy job of beer calorie-counting (though supposedly mandatory beer labeling is on its way). The post was inspired by the recent release of Does My Butt Look Big In This Beer? -- a guide to the nutritional information of over 2,000 beers worldwide.
- Beer Examiner Charlie Papazian wants you to vote for "Beer City, USA." Go help him out and lend your hometown or favorite beer destination some support.
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- Shut Up About Barclay Perkins' Ron Pattinson took offense at the claim that "there has been more innovation in American brewing in the last 25 years than in European brewing in the last 250 years." I'm going to agree with Ron on this one: "Tinkering with ingredients isn't innovation. ... Developing force carbonation is."
- DRAFT Magazine has been going state-by-state, day-by-day giving their lists of the "Best Bars." Personally, I have no idea what the best bars in Rhode Island are supposed to be anyway, so I'll let you be the judge.
- I spent a lot of time blogging on Philly Beer Week, but why take my word on it? Here's The Brew Lounge's complete PBW 2009 wrap up.
- Brookston Beer Bulletin recently read in "a magazine" that the "'estimated number of drunk people in the world at any given moment is 46,948,952." Nice fact! (Sounds like someone's been reading Maxim, maybe??) He wasn't able to verify it though. Anybody know where this came from?
- And as if Beer Blog Round-Up couldn't sink any lower, I leave you with this device featured on DRAFT News: It turns any 12-ounce beer can into a beer-shooting "water gun-style" beer gun. Ah, the Beer Blaster. Thank you, society.