Charlie Brown in Sin City, a literary basketball league, and a craft brewery explosion on Twitter just some of the topics that buzzed around the beer and book blogs last week.
- While breweries like Oskar Blues and 21st Amendment are pushing the boundries of canned beer, Boulevard Brewing is rolling out aluminum bottles. [from beernews.org]
- Luke from blogaboutbeer.com recounted his first adventure in the world of all-grain brewing.
- Utah’s Senate killed a bill that would have allowed bars, brewpubs and restaurants in the state to serve beer stronger than 4% ABV. [from Appellation Beer]
- The Beer Wench begs of you – please put down the Budweiser!
- Seems like lots of craft brewers have beer with chocolate, coffee and fruit added these days, but how about one with green tea? [from A Good Beer Blog]
- Innovative craft brewers just can’t get enough of this Web 2.0 thing – Beernews.org reports that there are now 172 breweries now on Twitter! Get your follow finger clicking!
- In a move that would have been forward-thinking if it was done a decade ago, the New York Times has added a couple “Graphic Books” best seller lists.
- One of the smartest guys in the indie bookstore business had a twofer in the thought-provoking-post department; a look at the returnable culture in the bookselling world and some questions about Symtio. [from The Word Hoarder]
- Ann at Bookseller’s Blog has a good question for booksellers – have you ever ordered from your own website?
- Grant Morrison wonders – are superhero stories a genre? [from io9]
- Books – the next big thing. [from Penny Arcade via Harperstudio]
- For proof that booklovers got game, you need look no further than the literary basketball league formed at the Brooklyn indie store Word. [from GalleyCat]
- A bad economy doesn’t mean sales of every book are down. Purchases of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged are surging amid the bad news. [from io9]
- Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog discussed what books might be good (or bad) as movies.
- In probably my favorite post of the week, artist Timothy Lim created a two-page “Peanuts” story, done in the style (both artistic and story-wise) of Frank Miller. Tim, please make more – I can’t get enough of “Schultz City.” [from GalleyCat]
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Have a great week!