Here are some notes from things that have been around the blogs, the internet and in the email:
- Pause for a moment for the good people at C's Farm Market in Oswego whose co-owner, Maria, sends out regular email updates about what is going on. If you haven't heard, Oswego is in a state of emergency due to about eight feet of snow falling this week. The last email says:
Well we are here!! I am not sure if we will be open until 10pm though. I would call us before you make the trip in.I am not sure if she meant 10 am or whether it is just that bad.
- Lew has written a number of posts as part of his Session Beer Project (SBP). Here is his almost manifesto on the idea. I don't know if I agree with his upper limit at 5.5% - that is really just a call against the imperialization of craft brewing. I would place the upper end at 4%. I can think of one real ale under that limit in Ontario - the brown mild at C'est What which I had almost two years ago. But in any event whatever the strength you choose, please join the fight, seek out these lighter beers with flavour and demand that we have the full range of choice at a fair price.
- And it was nice to see a feature story in a Boston newspaper about our advertiser Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam. Here is the tale which gives some background on what they are into. We have a healthy in-kind sort of relationship and I heard today that Paul in England received a selection as this month's rent of stuff neither he nor I had never seen before. A neato part of the expanding global culture of beer.