The Afternoon Bender took a day off yesterday due to three of the members of Beertasteslike having an afternoon bender of their own at two local breweries. Be on the lookout for a piece on Solemn Oath Brewery and Penrose Brewing. We had a blast!

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Nothing like a little shameless self-promotion. Don't forget that all of Beertasteslike will be at the Rocking Horse in Logan Square tonight for the Chicago Fangraphs Meet Up. Come sit down and talk beer with us. More information is on our Events page. We hope to see you there!

SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA appoints Kim Jones as CEO, make it one of just a handful of breweries to be headed by a woman. Congratulations, Kim and SweetWater!
SweetWater Brewing Co. Announces New Female CEO, Veteran CFO

Last week we selected an article that documented a decrease in PBR sales but Pabst is in the news again. This time Pabst announces they are opening a microbrewery and restaurant on the old Pabst location – featuring pre-prohibition era beer recipes. I don't know if any of these recipes won a blue ribbon or not but I love this idea.
Pabst will brew beer again in Milwaukee at site of historic brewery

Remember how we talked about Illinois not having a happy hour? It’s back! A new law was just signed bringing happy hour back to all of us. Rejoice!
Happy hour to return to Illinois bars

This ruling seems similar to the current class-action lawsuit against Blue Moon, at least in my eyes. Keep in mind that I am not a lawyer, but I have watched about 30 hours of Law and Order.
Templeton Rye reaches lawsuit settlement, will pay refunds

A new law has been signed in California allowing craft beer on tap at farmers markets that goes into effect next year. Some people are concerned while others are on board. The law also allows breweries to donate beer to non-profits for fundraising so that’s definitely a bonus.
http://www.keyt.com/news/craft-beer-on-tap-at-farmers-markets-next-year/34193472

Probably one of the best and strangest food and beer pairing reviews we’ve encountered. Nice job, dude.
Does It Pair? Hair of the Dog Adam and an In-N-Out Double Double

I love science, especially when it finds stuff that tastes like bacon.
Scientists in Oregon discover seaweed that tastes like bacon

The Perfect Pour Podcast is using Periscope to determine what they are drinking on their podcast. Cool way of using live media/crowd sourcing.
The Perfect Pour on Twitter

Most festivals are too crowded for my liking, but if you had chili and beer to it – count me in!
The 7 Best Craft Beer & Chili Festivals Across America

Mastodon is no stranger to craft beer. After playing the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, they worked with FFF/Mikkeler joint venture Warpigs to brew two beers:  “War Canoe” (American IPA) and “Mother Puncher” (farmhouse IPA).
Joanna has a cousin who lives in Denmark. We seriously need to go…now.
Mastodon: Beasts and Beer at Roskilde

The Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference is this week in North Carolina. I was too late to join this year's festivities, but there is always next year. As a fan of the Chicago Cubs, I have that saying ingrained in my memory.
The 2015 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference

I knew nothing about the Eastland Disaster until Ale Syndicate announced they will brew a beer for the 100th Anniversary of the ship sinking.
Ale Syndicate to release beer commemorating 100th anniversary of Eastland Disaster