Atlas of Beer

NatGeo is adding their touch to beer with their appropriately named Atlas of Beer. What I hope to see in the pages are a focus on the rest of the world because I know that the photos will be great and that the words will add to the tale.

Written by “beer geographers” Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, the book will feature maps, history, geography color photos and beer trends. More specifically it will include travel tips which will bookmark “the best breweries, beer festivals, and pubs in each location.”

Lastly, there will be beer recommendations from Garrett Oliver, the famed brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery,

Water and the Documentary

I don’t normally talk about Stella Artois on this blog. But they are using their being big to help out with the crucial need for water by teaming with National Geographic on Crystal Moselle’s documentary “Our Dream of Water” – with the cheery topic of the global water crisis. It will premiere on National Geographic on March 22nd (aka World Water Day) at 6:00 p.m.

Stella Artois has already crafted the “Buy A Lady A Drink” campaign with in an effort to provide clean water, which is vital (still) in many parts of the world.

Featured in the documentary are women in Haiti, Peru and Kenya and how they are affected by a lack of available water. Seeing as how the U.S. has an EPA head who don’t give a F… about water safety, this isn’t just a topic for people in other parts of the globe.