Lots of interesting stuff in the worlds of ink and barley in the last week, including a great win for amateur brewers in Utah, a look at the science behind Red Riding Hood, and an examination of the many appearances of Sherlock Holmes. Check out all the links after the jump.
- Bar Harbor may not be big enough for two breweries, as Atlantic Brewing is set to buy Bar Harbor Brewing. [from beerscribe.com]
- BeerNews.org has a sneak peek at Harpoon’s new Leviathan beer, the 9% ABV Bohemian Pilsner.
- In a post that reminds me of my love for western beer, Brian discusses the great community of local breweries in Boulder, CO. [from Blog About Beer]
- Appellation Beer asks “What the heck does ‘extreme beer’ mean?” with some very … interesting … discussion in the comments.
- Y’know those novelty pens with a bikini-clad model whose swimsuit comes off when the pen is upside down? Australia’s Skinny Blonde Beer delivers the same thing on a beer bottle. [from nextround.net]
- From the “beer is saving the world” file, A Good Beer Blog looks at a new Sudanese brewery and the stability it could be a sign of.
- Although the fight to have stronger beer on tap in Utah is still ongoing, this week amatuer brewers in the state got a break – homebrewing in Utah is (finally) legal! [from beerbloggers.com]
- With two more sours announced for release, Captain Lawrence is one of the few breweries pushing one of my favorite styles. [from beernews.org]
- One of fiction’s most beloved characters has adventured in quite a bit of science fiction. [from io9]
- I cannot wait for indie artists and authors to take on some of Marvel’s most popular heroes. Recently, Joe Quesada revealed more about the project. [from Galleycat]
- Bookavore has a great review of the wonderful Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway, and talks about some other recent books worth buying in hardcover.
- Twitter’s path to world domination continutes with Picador’s (genius) new 140 Character Book Club. [from Galleycat]
- Hot damn, adults are reading more! Trish offers some great ideas about why fiction reading is on the rise with adults, and how you can help create readers. [from Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?]
- How cool is this? The science behind the classic children’s story “Little Red Riding Hood.” [from Geekologie]
- Over at Books on the Nightstand, Michael asks a terrifying but important question – What if your local went away?
- After years in production, R. Crumb has finally completed his massive Biblical project, an adaptation of the book of Genesis. [from CBR / Robot 6]
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