Happy Monday all. My brother was in town last night, and his choir performed a really interesting rendition of a William Butler Yeats’ “The Lost Child.” You can find the poem, along with a bunch of others in this collection.
After talking to my brother, he pointed out that the reason composer Eric Whitacre chose Yeats as a subject is because of Yeats’ attention to rhythm in poetry. Yeats has an almost sing-songy quality to the whole thing, I can almost picture him as the first of the beat poets. Great stuff from two great artists working across generations.
To drink today? Open up a Cave Ale from Potosi Brewing Company in Potosi, WI, and let’s get to Suds.
-Our friends at Midwest Beer are (rightfully) upset about Dogfish’s decision to leave Wisconsin. They may say it’s to satisfy the demand in other states, but I like to think they realized it’s tough to keep up with Wisconsin’s brewers.
-U.S. Senators John Kerry and Mike Crapo introduce BEER Act legislation. I’m conflicted about this for a couple reasons, but right now I think it’s a pretty good idea.
-I didn’t think this would be the place for a beer festival, but here you have it: Great Wrigley Beer Festival. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Cubs fan and love Wrigleyville, but it’s not exactly a beer connoisseur’s go-to place to drink (unless you are a connoisseur of Old Style).
-MN drinkers: Bell’s Dinner at The Hanger Room.
-A Perfect Pint reviews Stone’s IPA.
-Northern Brewer with some great antique photos of beer trucks.
–Flossmoor Station’s Saison and Garfunkle is sure to taste like something you can find at the zoo. Because it’s exotic! I fully expect to hear the sound of silence after that pun…
-Hey! You! Get out and vote. We’re picking our favorite stouts in this election, I choose Ale Asylum’s Big Slick Stout.
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