A Few Good Reads To Start Off Your Week

Greetings, I have been busy working at the Cape Coral German American Club Oktoberfest all weekend. It was a great time and now that Zombicon has reached its successful conclusion, weekend #2 of Oktoberfest looks to be another bratwurst and beer laden time! So, keep that in mind, when making next weekends plans in SW Florida or wherever you may live. It is always a good time to visit the Gulf Coast! Anyway, I hope this week goes smoothly for all and here are a few interesting articles I have recently discovered.

Apparently Coca-Cola is planning to launch”beauty drinks” in France in conjunction with the drug maker Sanofi. http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?date=20121016&feed=AP&id=15678755#scpshrtu

No surprises here… The fifteen most caffeinated cities in the United States.

Burger King Japan just released a “Pumpkin Burger”. I think I will pass on this one, but whatever floats your boat… http://foodbeast.com/content/2012/10/19/burger-king-japan-debuts-a-pumpkin-burger/

Here are some Boulevard food and beer pairing ideas. http://steakbytes.com/contributors/craft-beer-pairing-series-with-boulevard-brewing-co-fall-favorites/

Armageddon is yet another “beer” that claims the title of world’s strongest. I do not think this really counts as a beer at this point, but such distinctions are not my call. http://local.stv.tv/aberdeen/news/193485-armageddon-out-of-here-as-scottish-brewery-produces-worlds-strongest-beer/

I think this is a pretty cool idea and I would love to try their creation. 11 ‘Beer City USA’ breweries collaborate on The Grand Pumpkin, hitting taps in Grand Rapids

There is still a ways to go, but the beer industry is showing signs of recovery! (I am talking about beer as a whole, not just craft beer, which has thrived in the past few years.) http://adage.com/article/news/beer-industry-shows-signs-recovery/237865/

More plastic kegs exploding. http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121021/GJNEWS_01/121029899/-1/FosNEWS

I have argued in favor of grilled cheese for years! http://moneyland.time.com/2012/10/19/is-grilled-cheese-the-next-big-thing-in-fast-casual-restaurants/