Hopefully, were in the quiet before the storm as far as posting goes. In the meantime, he's some more random beer bits.
Still legal in Indiana - We'll volunteer to empty the keg for you - The West Virginia House of Delegates is working on a bill that would make it illegal for scrap metal dealers to buy used beer kegs from anyone but the manufacturer.
"A keg could fetch up to $100 when sold for scrap, said Anheuser-Busch's state lobbyist, John Cavacini. Meanwhile, a usual deposit on a keg is between $10 and $30."
We're not actually advocating this sort of behavior - I'm pretty sure there's a shortage of kegs already.
Once we hit a thousand subscribers, we'll start working on rolling back taxes too - The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) is concerned about local pubs closing up shop, so they've called for a 1p beer tax reduction.
“There are 1,000 houses under threat of closure at any one time and with the future of these pubs in the balance it points to a very worrying situation,” said Camra research information manager Iain Loe.
“Community Pubs Week is designed to put local pubs on the map and highlight the crucial role they play in the community."
In case you're wondering, my source (a random person on a random messageboard) says that the current tax is 39p per pint. In case you're wondering, 1p is the equivalent of like two cents. Maybe we can get that accomplished with just 120 readers.
Beware of Scots brandishing Harpoons - Here's an article about the story behind Harpoon's "Stewart's Firth of Forth Ale", a beer created for Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series.
My weekend is ruined! - The Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza franchise in Killeen Texas is alcohol-free and will stay that way. Looks like Chuck's just moved from the eight to the ninth circle of hell. (Dear Dante fans - I know that's not how it works.)
And here's some stuff I've missed (and maybe you have too):
Nick Floyd (of Three Floyds) interview at Drink Craft Beer
Dave Engbers (of Founders Brewing Co.) interview at Drink Craft Beer
A couple of posts about the Miller Light Brewers Collection at A Roughneck's Take on Beer