What we’re reading: January beer festivals, northeast snow, fights in Moscow airport


Keep toasting to 2011 with three winter beer festivals in January

Three cities are hosting a beer festival in January: Denver, Philadelphia and Anchorage.

Denver’s Winter Brew Fest 2011:
Citizens of Denver know their beer, and they’re ready to celebrate their love of the sudsy stuff at the end of January. On Friday, January 28 the annual Winter Brew Fest is ready to welcome both craft brewers and mega breweries to Mile High Station to celebrate ales, lagers, and stouts. Expect at least 35 breweries from around the state, country, and world to bring over 90 different varieties of beverages to share. Best of all, some of the proceeds of your admission go to benefit the Swallow Hill Music Association.

US northeast digs out after storm snarls travel

New York area airports are slowly recovering as the area is slowly digging out of its sixth biggest snowstorm.

With 4,500 flights canceled or delayed on Sunday and Monday in New York’s three major airports, tens of thousands of passengers camped out in terminals. Airlines could need days to work through the backlog, officials said.

Fights start as thousands stuck in Moscow airports

Irate passengers at Moscow area airports fought with Aeroflot staff as they were stranded after icy rain and blackouts disrupted flights for a third straight day.

At Sheremetyevo where Russia’s flagship carrier is based, Aeroflot personnel were now scared of dealing with agitated passengers, saying the airport did not have enough security guards, state-run RIA quoted an airline employee as saying.

Police said they were not involved in the reported violence at Sheremetyevo and declined to comment.

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