This is the kind of stuff I love. The American embassy in Berlin will celebrate the 4th of July with -- fife-and-drumroll please -- American craft beer. Very cool. You can read about it at Charlie Papazian's blog at examiner.com. And if you don't know who Charlie is, well, he's this guy.
Website of Maureen Ogle, author and historian. Books include Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America, and Key West: History of An Island of Dreams.