Wed update: Peabody news, beer news, Grizzlies

I was hoping the perfect winter storm would happen last night. A perfect winter storm is one that doesn’t begin during work hours, and dumps enough snow and ice to close corporate offices, but not enough to close the bars. The temperatures didn’t cooperate, however, and back to work I went this morning. At least I have a 3-day week followed by another 4-day weekend.

There will soon be one less Peabody in the corporate chain. Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel will be converted into a Marriott.

Beer news: The FuzzyBrew blog has an interview with Drew Barton, who will open the Memphis Made craft brewery in Cooper-Young next year. In the interview, Drew talks about what led him to the point of opening a brewery, how he picked the name and the space, beers he will brew, and Memphis’ potential for more craft breweries to open in the future.

Looking forward to tonight, when I’ll make my first visit to the Flying Saucer in almost 48 hours. Will head that way about 6. If the place is busy with people pre-gaming for the Grizzlies (vs. the Philadelphia 76ers at the FedExForum at 7 PM), then I’ll hit the Silly Goose first then relocate to the Saucer once the game starts.

Short post today. Not a lot goes on around the holidays. If I hear of anything interesting this afternoon I’ll post after work.