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The yeast, colloquially called Philly Sour and now available for commercial and home sale, drastically reduces the time it takes to ferment a beer brewed to taste sour. Sour styles, which remain as popular as ever through the pandemic, can normally take months or years to fully mature as the usual wild yeast strains that lend their sour power slowly work to acidify the beer.
-- Tara Nurin, Forbes

The movement — loose, egalitarian and scattered for now — seemed to hearken to previous moments of social change. A speaker Tuesday afternoon mentioned the Occupy movement; a handful of people raised hands to acknowledge they’d been part of that effort. The speaker warned of lost momentum and infighting. Other activists mentioned previous civil disobedience occupations in Seattle that ultimately created new spaces for community groups.
-- Evan Bush, Seattle Times

They call themselves patriots, defenders of the constitution. They love guns and they hate the federal government. They are largely white, and the numerous self-styled militias popping up across the country have frequently been accused of taking on racist beliefs or practices.
-- CBS News

The overall job losses among public workers have reached more than 1.5 million since March, according to seasonally adjusted federal jobs data released Friday. The number of government employees is now the lowest it's been since 2001, and most of the cuts are at the local level.
-- Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press

Budweiser Malt Syrup

Budweiser, the King of Beers, only there was no beer because Prohibition was still the law. Extract of malt was a nutritional supplement used in all sorts of recipes: malted milk, candy, and baking. But if you poured the product into a bucket of boiling water and then some yeast accidentally got into the mix, you’d have beer the next day.
-- Mark Kinsler, Lacaster Eagle Gazette

Perry’s husband was one of around 40,000 people across Michigan who were wrongly accused of unemployment insurance fraud between 2013 and 2015 as a result of a privately-built, error-prone software system operated by the state with minimal government oversight.
-- Alejandro de la Garza, Time