Today's Afternoon Bender features IPAs from every coast, big changes happening to Knee Deep Brewing, and the eternal burning question – glass or cans?

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Joe Sixpack refutes a New York Times article by saying that beer is the perfect drink to take outside and chooses six beers to have in your outdoor six pack.
Note to New York Times: The perfect outdoor wine is beer

Chelsie from Stouts and Stilettos compares West Coast IPAs to East Coast IPAs and picks her favorite. I might be a tad biased, but the Midwest gets left behind in these style comparisons. My ranking of the top IPA style bracket: East Coast, Midwest, and lastly, West Coast.
IPA Style: West Coast vs Northeast

Are you a woman in the beer industry that is interested in getting her Cicerone certification? The Pink Boots Society has a scholarship for you.
Pink Boots Society Cicerone BeerSavvy Course Scholarship Application

The brewmaster of Knee Deep Brewery is leaving. I have only had Simtra from them but their IPAs are well known in the beer world. There are unconfirmed rumors that KDB might be one of the next InBev purchases - which might help to bring more of these delicious beers to me!
Knee Deep’s founder and brewmaster resigns to start ‘new project’

Portland Oregon is one the cities left on my beer bucket list and this article by New School Beer might move it up a couple of notches!  (H/T Craft Beer Gut)
*Note: I (Joanna) have been here and I've got just two words for you, Rodney: CASCADE BREWING. Actually, I could go on about Hair of the Dog, and Hopworks and more! Then get some of the best Thai food you've ever had in your life at Sivalai Thai and the dang coffee at Stumptown! And the Portland Saturday Market!! Wait...did I just plan a BTL summer vacation, guys?
Top 10 Portland Brewery Patios & Beer Gardens

Still on the West Coast, this Fremont Brewing is offering big money and free beer to it's employees along with a slew of other benefits. Lincecum not only does well in his business, he takes care of his people. Here's to continued success!
This Seattle company offers huge pay increases — and free craft beer

SommBeer continues to produce awesome content including this interesting discussion on why he prefers glass to cans. Recently, I have been enjoying cans a lot more but for cellaring purposes I concede to some of his points.
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Glass Bottles Always Win

and now for non-beer related news:

Sports are crazy in general and that is why they appeal to me so much. It sounds cliche but you just never know what is going to happen! This story is the perfect example of that. There is back-stabbing, verbal promises, secret discussions and lots of emojis.
Sorting Out the DeAndre Jordan Carnival