After a hard-earned and much-deserved week-long vacation, The Thirsty Beagle has returned to the cyber world. There was a lot of beer news over the past week; I’ll try to get everyone caught up on that — and the vacation beer report – here in the next couple days. Assuming the mother of all tornadoes doesn’t wipe us out. In the meantime, the Beer Championship Series is back in business. Voting starts right now in the Great Britain Conference.