Growlers: NY Catches Up with MT

Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Todd Heisler/The New York Times

In a recent article the New York Times introduced a humble half gallon glass jug, called a growler, as The New Old Way to Tote Your Beer.

Here in Montana we’ve been drinking out of growlers for years so I got a short burst of early-adopter pride reading the article. It describes the current proliferation of bars and shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn that offer growler fills. They are quick to mention that growlers are “not just the toys of the bearded, flannel-shirt, beer-geek set.

That may be true, but I know that the BarBEERians love growlers the best.

Via @steffenrasile

The Changing Morphology of New Mexican Lizards

Andrew Tisher sent me this article:Hey Whitey

White Lizards Evolve in New Mexico Dunes

Erica Bree Rosenblum’s focus has been on three lizard species that elsewhere are dark skinned but in White Sands have each evolved a white-skinned variety that makes them hard to find. “It’s really obvious what’s happened,” Dr. Rosenblum said. “Everybody got white so that they could better escape from their predators.” It’s a great example of convergent evolution, of species independently acquiring the same traits.