01. You need to know about: Lambrucha and San Nicasio Patatas Fritas

Pioneering beer importer Vanberg & DeWulf is behind this genre-defying hybrid: a dry, tart and bubbly blend of lambic (a style of ale that gets its sour qualities from wild yeast used during fermentation) and kombucha tea. Clocking in at a session-friendly 3.5 percent alcohol by volume, the lively, pinkish brew is ideal for summer sipping, dialing down the alcohol without sacrificing complexity.” (Time Out).

02. Haye Speaks At Final Press Conference, Says He Will Fight “Completely Differently” On Saturday

“Now in Germany and proclaiming how he is in perfect shape and unable to wait for Saturday night’s massive fight with Wladimir Klitschko, WBA champ David Haye was as boisterous and as cocky as ever today. Speaking at the final press conference before the unification battle, Haye looked utterly relaxed as he gave his final predictions.” (East Side).

03. Big Freedia: Do Azz I Say (Above)

“The last time I met with bounce rapper Big Freedia, in 2009, I’d picked up her and DJ Rusty Lazer (Jay Pennington) at the airport after their second-ever string of New York performances. Before that, Freedia (born Freddie Ross) and I last spoke in the gym of Behrman Elementary on the West Bank, where she was taping up streamers for a dance. Freedia remains active as a designer for hire and as a volunteer in New Orleans public schools, but her recent busy touring schedule has forced her to quit teaching choir. A whole new door of national recognition was just then beginning to open for Freedia, and for New Orleans bounce rap.” (Off Beat).

04. Tattoos in the LGBT Community

“Late Friday night, New York became the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, making this weekend’s NYC Pride celebrations fiercer than ever. Inspired by it all, I’ve been looking into the history of tattooing within the LGBT community but not finding a significant amount of information, especially considering the prominence of body art in the community. For this post, I’ve pulled together just a few resources for you to explore. I welcome other suggestions and leads to more info.” (Needles & Sins).

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