In the CALL TO ACTION section of the links:
- As Jay Brooks spread around yesterday, there is an opportunity for you all to get free art. Ali Spagnola is a Pittsburgh artist who does a painting a day and will send it to you for free. I already commissioned a painting and sent her a small donation to cover her costs (and bump my painting up the list!), but you can just get one for free by emailing her. She also does trades for art. Anything that combines art and Pittsburgh is good by me. And yes, my painting will be of a penguin drinking a beer, so that's two more reasons I love it. So email her today, get some art, and send her a few bucks with which to buy more paint (or beer).
- I love the use of microinvestment to build community things, and I consider craft breweries community things. So check out Erik Lars Myers at Top Fermented's efforts to start Mystery Brewing with thousands of small donations from people like us.
- Two theology scholars are starting a brewery, and need you to help them name it.
- You've still got a week or so to enter the Bruery's T-Shirt Design Contest.
- A while back, Alan McLeod linked a great story about a brewery called Creemore Springs dealing with some challenges that many small businesses face.
- Speaking of beer business, here's an NPR story on shift in beer sales.
- A while back, I forgot to link Beersage's posting of the winners of the Short Pour Film Festival.
- And Steve Koenemann gives us an overview of the different shapes of beer bottles.