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http://boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/10_sided_pop_art_pint.jpgWe’ve seen things… you people wouldn’t believe… Sambucas on fire*off the Old Street roundabout…*We watched EPOS systems*glitter in the dark near the Arndale Centre. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like *koff**tears… In… Rain. Time… to round-up…→ Saved to Pocket this week,*an interview with Martin Hayes, founder of the Craft Beer Company (http://www.pubandbar.com/news/2014-05-27-raising-expectations)*chain of pubs and bars.*On ‘craft beer’: “I kind of hate the term now.”
→ We’ve also saved this 1200-word piece from the New York Times*on White Labs and the farming of speciality brewing yeasts (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/science/craft-beer-at-the-genetic-level.html). (Yeast in the NYT! And not bloody beard or underpants yeast, either — proper yeast!)
→ There’s yet more coverage of beer on the BBC news website with this profile of Croydon’s The Cronx brewery (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27274425). It’s a weirdly uncritical, rather pointless piece that seems to have escaped from the Morning Advertiser but, hey, it’s beer on the Beeb.
→ Thornbridge and Waitrose have launched a national home brewing challenge (http://www.gbhomebrew.co.uk/Home.html): submit three bottles of your home brew to Thornbridge by 31 July for a chance to have it brewed professionally.
→ A follow-up to our Boddington’s Bitter post (http://boakandbailey.com/2014/05/boddies-buried/), how about this shot of a very modern pub, from c.1978? (Note the two young men trying to work out if their beer is ‘straw-coloured’ or just light brown.)

The Boddington Arms, Wilmslow, Cheshire (photo by John Howarth from, '200 Years of Beer', Boddington's, 1978) pic.twitter.com/cSfxIpp9zE (http://t.co/cSfxIpp9zE)
— Boak and Bailey (@BoakandBailey) May 29, 2014 (https://twitter.com/BoakandBailey/statuses/472031274367201280)

→ There’s a bit of a brouhaha brewing at Shepherd Neame (http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Shepherd-Neame-facing-family-revolt-over-restructure), which offers*an interesting glimpse into the tensions behind the running of a British family brewery.
→*And, finally, if you’re out and about in Cornwall today, the St Ives beer festival is on until this evening (https://www.facebook.com/st.ivesbeerfest).
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