From the beer-frontlines in Italy: reports from Charlie Papazian and the New York Times. Charlie has filed several reports at his blog, so scroll down for those. I'm assuming he was or is at the same event at the Times reporter. Stan is apparently also floating around there somewhere; the Times report mentions him. And this all brings to mind a post from Jay some months back, about an Italian-beer-making session at Russian River. Anyway, yet another reason to visit Italy!