The Bee’s Knees: What Has Us Buzzing This Week

August 13, 2012 | By | Comments (7)
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Photos from left: Courtesy Port City Brewing; Charleston College; Living Walls; By Ralph Anderson; Michael Morris; Austin Fashion Week

Our inboxes overflow with news of all the great things Southerners are doing. Each week, we’ll loop you into the conversation with the Bee’s Knees, a round-up of the coolest things that have us talking. This week: a storm outage that created D.C. newest beer, Austin Fashion Week, and a hunt-inspired tie collection

Port City Brewing limited-release beer. Port City’s new Derecho Common beer hits taps in the D.C. Metro area this week. The citrus-flavored, hoppy brew is the result of a huge citywide power outage this summer that caused a 60-barrel tank of lager to ferment at a higher temp typically used to brew an ale, changing the lager into a steam beer-style. Only 120 kegs of Derecho are hitting the market, and it’ll only be available on tap. Drink up.

The Charleston Library Society‘s new bookbinder. Mount Pleasant-native Brien Bedler takes over as bookbinder at the Charleston Library Society, the oldest subscription library in the South. At 22, Bedler is the Society’s youngest bookbinder. He will oversee the recently christened Dorothy the Bookbinder’s Bindery and Archival Lab, lead workshops, and provide binding services to members.

Man in the Blue Moon, new novel by Alabama-based Michael Morris (a preferred author of Pat Conroy). Set in World War I-era Apalachicola, Florida, the story follows Ella Wallace as she struggles to defend her land, home, and peace after her husband disappears. We think this contemporary author is on the way to becoming a Southern classic. Available August 17.

The world’s first all-female street-art conferenceLiving Walls, an organization that promotes urban art in Atlanta, hosts its second The City Speaks conference, August 15-19. This year’s conference will feature film screenings, block parties, and a focus on female street artists with 27 women taking over the walls of Atlanta.

Southern Proper’s new collection. The gentleman outfitters collaborated with Tallahassee-based WM. Lamb & Son on a collection of ties and bowties that celebrate fall in the South. The motifs—pointer dogs, quail feathers, and bird-printed camo—make these ties the perfect gift for a father-son duo. Available August 15.

Austin Fashion Week. The event runs this week with fashion shows by designers like BobbyK from Florida and Crowned Bird from Texas; a highly curated marketplace; and after parties. The festival doesn’t compromise Austin’s signature quirk in the name of fashion—expect to see models biking down runways, street concerts, and DIY classes. August 10-18.

Have buzz-worthy news to share? Send it to us via comments below.

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  6. Melanie Sanderson

    Michael Morris’ novel “Slow Way Home” which was featured in Southern Living is one of my all time favorite books. I can’t wait to read “Man in the Blue Moon”.

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