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http://boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/breakfast_news_nuggets_mar_2015.jpgIt’s Saturday morning and, after skiving off last week, we’re back with our regular round-up of links and news for you to read as you prod at*your Weetabix. → For*Wired, Christopher Null told the story of the Lost Spirits Distillery where Bryan Davis uses science to make ’20-year-old rum in six days’ (http://www.wired.com/2015/04/lost-spirits/). (Not about beer, exactly, but it did make us wonder if he could also conjure up a few bottles of 1995*Thomas Hardy barley wine.)
→ We don’t believe that pub buildings are necessarily sacred but this is a depressing story: developers refused planning permission to demolish a pub in North London that was due to be listed by English Heritage swooped in and knocked it down anyway (http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/shock_as_historic_pub_in_kilburn_is_demolished_wit h_no_warning_and_without_permission_1_4027231).
→ Camden Brewery’s crowd-funding campaign took an interesting turn when it was announced that they’d sold a 20 per cent stake to a single large investor for £10m (http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/camden-town-brewery-cuts-value-to-50m-as-it-sells-off-20-of-the-business-10164371.html)*(Evening Standard).
→ A rant from Ghost Drinker (http://ghostdrinker.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/enjoy-by.html): ‘I’m not sure I fully understand brewers need to put an*“Enjoy By” date on their beers instead of a best before date… What the hell (as a retailer) are we supposed to do with these beers if they pass this date?’
→ Alan McLeod has often suggested that stemmed beer glasses are an affectation on a par with using sandwich tongs but, in this entertaining account of a conversation with a bartender, he seems to concede that maybe glassware might, after all, make a difference to how a beer tastes (http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2015/april/scenefromabar).
→ This case study*from the US (via @bpalfrey10 (https://twitter.com/bpalfrey10)) highlights the real-world impact of brewery trademark disputes (http://www.themorningsun.com/general-news/20150405/one-year-later-mountain-town-brewing-co-name-change-still-making-strides):
Holton said the mechanics of changing the name lasted for about a year and the cost was “very very expensive.”… Each product needed new labels, cartons, carriers and tap handles.
→ Ahem…

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→ And, finally, a long piece on beer style descriptors from Luke Robertson (http://aleofatime.com/2015/04/01/matters-of-style-and-taste/) we would have included in a round-up last week if we hadn’t been on holiday:*‘Most people now expect IPA to mean America-style and saison to mean Saison Dupont. But why; and more to the point, should, that be the case?’
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