=> Some good investigative reporting in Montreal has found a pattern of short changing the public by 25%. No one seemed to notice that the 20 ounce pour of beer was missing the last five ounces. The pub owner's answer was to change the labeling of the glasses to remove the reference to ounces. Nice.
=> Interesting to see that the issues with beer and the World Cup revolve around how the governing body has forced beer back into stadiums. Don't they know you don't have to have beer to have fun? And if it was a return to "the dark days of alcohol fuelled violence in stadiums" does anyone really need to cheer what is really just a cash grab by FIFA?
=> Not sure this is such a good idea. The idea of adding non-beer flavourings to beer has gotten accepted to the point that the Federal law has now stepped a bit out of the way. Adulteration is now that bit easier in the USA. Can't wait for the new fruit flavoured yeasts. That'll be great.
=> That is the cover of the upcoming Upper Hudson Valley Beer up there. You can buy it here as a pre-order along with these three other texts in the fine line of Al McLeod collaborative beer book library" Ontario Beer, The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts and Beer & Philosophy.
=> Sign of the end times? How about dill pickle beer. Now that's a sign of the end times. I like everyone involved. Good people. But if I could just find something else for them to do... or take them back in time and distract them just at the exact moment... maybe this would not have to happen. To be fair, though, it does merge two key elements of a Sudbury Saturday night.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."