Things are quieter over here. Have you noticed? I do apologize, but big things are happening. I’m taking advantage of the last days before it gets crazy hot to run. I did my second 10k and am squeezing in a 5k and hopefully another 10k before the end of the Florida race season. And I have some exciting things in the works on the blog front. So stay tuned to this site and I will fill you in really soon. Until then, the blog posts will be a little lighter than normal. Sorry!
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck is back in Miami! They were supposed to be here yesterday, but will now get here Monday through the end of April. As before, tweet where you want them to be and they might come to you!
Kramer gets stuck between subway cars for hours. George refuses to drink microbrews. "If they're so good, they'd brew more of them."— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) March 22, 2013
It is no secret at all that I love craft beer. When I’m out with friends, it’s not uncommon for someone to bring up craft beer, be it an new beer someone had or heard about, someone asking if I want a taste of his or her beer, or someone trying a new beer. I use the Untappd app to keep track of my beers I try and keep notes on how they are. I reference the app when I go to restaurants or the store to seek out new brews (and, the hoppier the better, FYI). So with all the craft beer in the news this week (you have noticed that, too, right?!?) I decided this week’s links would be about craft beer.
In the Florida legislature, there are bills to allow on-site sales for craft distillers. This has a chance of not passing or might be revised. But the bill I’m really hoping gets passed is allowing 64-ounce growlers. I have a 64-ounce growler and can’t get it filled in Florida, not even just halfway. 32-ounce and 128-ounce growlers are allowed. There is something in the history books as to why 64-ounce growlers aren’t OK (you don’t see 40-ounce beers sold in Florida for this reason). This Tampa Bay Times article from last year does a good job of explaining how and why Florida’s laws are the way they are.
Veishea is an annual celebration that showcases Iowa State to prospective students and the community. It also serves as an entertainment celebration for students and the community. It is one of the largest and longest-running student-led celebrations in the nation (if not the largest, as was the case when I was in college). Veishea is a word made up of the first letter of each of the colleges at the time of the celebration’s inception (Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, Home Economics, Agriculture). To learn a little about the history of Veishea, here is something I wrote while covering the event in college: Veishea traditions span decades.
Ok, so back to the bracketology. First-round voting is through Thursday, and the cherry pie is up against some Kansas chicken wrap. The cherry pie is trailing, but barely, and we can’t have another Big 12 school beat us in the first round! So go here and vote, and if you find yourself in a college town, look at the bracket to see what else is worth a bite.