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Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting is executive producer of Anheuser Busch/InBev’s new beer website ‘October.’ Much hand-wringing has ensued over this development. Kiser has bills like the rest of us, and if he wants to draw a paycheck from InBev whose business is it? Still, there are plenty people ready to rake him over the coals.

Aida Musulmankulova and Arzu Kurbanova have opened Save The Ales, a brewery in Kyrgyzstan. Notably, the duo are both female. Speaking on their taproom a British x-pat notes: “[Save the Ales] could be a bar in Brooklyn” We won’t hold that against the ladies, and while we’re not mapping out a trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital anytime soon, if we do we’d love to pop in for a pint.

Drive ten hours to buy a few bottles of Toppling Goliath brew? That’s what the world has come to. We don’t chase beer. We don’t chase wine. We don’t chase booze. We don’t stand in line for barbecue. But we love reading about people who do.

Remember when a quarter would get you a shot and a beer? Neither do we. Lee’s Luxury Lounge in Milwaukee has been a tavern under a variety of names since 1934. We love reading about arcane old businesses and this article really scratches the itch. Who knows when we’ll get back to Milwaukee but when we do we’re drawing a bead on Jason and Josh Anderson’s bar.

The Atlantic looks at an old 19th century political party known as the Know-Nothings. The group hated German-Americans and shot hard at them right where they lived, their love of lager beer.

Best beer we drank all week? Double Dry Hop Envie from Parish Brewing, the second best brewery in the state of Louisiana.

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