Joanna decided to shirk her web administrator responsibilities in favor of day drinking and lunching at Kaiser Tiger yesterday so we were all deprived of an Afternoon Bender. As her punishment, she has to work on a double bender today! Mwahahaaa!

I have read about mark-ups on "whalez" in Washington D.C. but I gave never heard of the so-called "gray market" before this Washington Post piece. This is price gouging but for a niche market so I don't know if I should be mad about the gouging, happy that good beer finds a good home or indifferent because I wouldn't pay the price.
Why D.C.’s ‘gray market’ is a good thing for beer lovers

I thought this was a joke at first but it is real, selling out and apparently a huge hit. I am literally SMH right now in disgust.
'This thing is crazy': Joe Paterno legacy beer blowing away early sales expectations

My mouth is watering so much right now and I just ate good barbecue!
Pork Ribs with Chipotle Peach Beer Barbecue Sauce from The Beeroness

Congrats to Erin from Solemn Oath Brewery!  Someday, I hope I can make a 40 beer bloggers under 40 list…
Zagat 30 Under 30 Rock Stars Redefining the Industry Chicago 2015

Speaking of SOB, thanks to them for this little tidbit today. Lululemon has entered into craft brewing with their own beer called the Curiosity Lager. Yet another instance where beer and yoga meet! Some outlets are saying that this is a way to get men to shop there. Maybe? The label is pretty nice and it could be good. Who knows?!
Lululemon launches limited-edition craft beer, the Curiosity Lager

Another brewery has moved to being employee owned. I have only had a few select Odell beers but they have left me wanting more.
Odell Brewing Sells Ownership to Employees

Lots of buzz around Pabst these days with their plans to open a brewery in Milwaukee in an historic location. Here's an interview with Eugene Kashper, head of Pabst, about his background, motivations and what the future holds for the company.
A conversation with Eugene Kashper of Pabst Brewing

I am not a "burger-rone" but I will be a judge if necessary.
17 restaurants compete for Battle of the Burger crown

This one is Joanna's and she's just not sure about it.
Maine Brewery Offering Beer Made With Live Lobsters

Need a new Twitter account to follow?  Mean Beer Reviews searches beer review sites and finds the meanest reviews of craft beers. Hilarious and sad at the same time.
MeanBeerReviews on Twitter

New Belgium expands in Denver with a small brewery and pub at The Source Hotel.
New Belgium Opening a Pilot Brewery in Denver

Holy smokes! The US is now home to the largest beer garden in the world and its in Raleigh, NC.
Move Over Munich - World Record Beer Garden Opens In USA

Beer and ice cream? Our friends at Greenbush Brewing Co have fused the idea together and will be bringing 31 flavors of beer named for ice cream to a local summer beer festival. How delicious.
Ice cream beer? Brewery bringing 31 flavors to Summer Beer Festival

We just learned that Alabama could be one of our new craft beer destinations. As the industry there grows so does the population of women in their breweries and behind the scenes.
Not just for bearded guys: More women join Alabama's growing craft beer movement

Do you know where your beer is brewed?  The Street highlights a few beers that even surprised me.
10 Beers That Aren't Made Where You Think They Are: Are You Drinking a Lie?

We featured some great craft breweries in India a few days ago and today we’re back in Asia. Check out what Mikkeller is up to over in Thailand where the craft beer scene is exploding.
How a European Cult Brewery Is Changing Bangkok's Craft Beer Scene

From the technology world comes the Alcohoot which is a smartphone breathalyzer. The reviewer used it over a week and has some great things to say about it. Is this something you'd use?
The Alcohoot Smartphone Breathalyzer Is your Electronic Drinking Buddy

The beer industry really does affect so many other industries and ways of life.
Craft brewing draws lawyers into new business practice