Red Hook Farm’s New Neighbor; Climate Change Ruining Beer


• Forty Red Hook residents turned out to protest a concrete factory across the street from the Red Hook Community Farm, fearing the fumes would cause the produce to lose its organic status. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Increased air temperatures owing to climate change are negatively affecting the hops used to make pilsners. [New Scientist via Gawker]

• Despite its similarity to his own book Heat, Bill Buford approves of Julie Powell’s forthcoming butchery memoir, Cleaved. [NYP]

• Many Cadbury fans spurn the American-made versions of the brand’s chocolates. [WSJ]

• Beer sales are on the rise in college-football stadiums. [WSJ]

The Town Tavern’s Rebecca Greenblat has won Hottest Bartender in the inaugural New York Bar and Pub Awards. [NYP]

• Pennsylvania’s wineries are growing in prestige. [NYDN]

• Three of Paula Deen’s QVC cast-iron pans have been recalled because they can crack or shatter upon heating. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]