Friday, April 26, 2024

WIRTW #715: the ‘over the top' edition

Another successful Craft Brewers Conference is in the books. 

I spent a few great days speaking (on how to craft a harassment-free craft brewery); seeing old friends and making new ones (I love my craft beer tribe); networking with brewers and other industry professionals (at the Start A Brewery lounge my firm co-sponsored and at nighttime events at breweries around town); eating (the fried chicken at Yardbird in the Venetian is better than advertised, and they advertise it as the best in the country); and, yes, drinking (mostly within moderation; CBC is a marathon, not a sprint).

I also spent an evening supporting an incredibly worthy cause. Wild West Access Fund held its Brewsters Arm Wrestling event. Women, non-binary, and trans people in beer took the stage in a single-elimination arm wrestling competition to raise money to provide financial assistance to those seeking abortion care in Nevada.

It felt good to do good. While my friends who competed did not win — sorry, Julie Rhodes and Dr. J — it was an amazing night for an amazing cause.

Here's what I read this week that you should read, too.

World Beer Cup 2024 Results — via Ohio Craft Brewers Association

Taste the Victory: World Beer Cup® 2024 Winners Announced — via Brewers Association

Craft Beer Facing Challenging Landscape, Brewers Association Says — via Forbes

The Biggest Day in Employment Law of the Year — via Dan Schwartz's Connecticut Employment Law Blog

What the New Overtime Rule Means for Workers — via U.S. Department of Labor Blog

How to Unionize Your Workplace — via EntertainHR

Why Generative AI is Doomed — via Technology & Marketing Law Blog