The Windows 8 overhaul is the most dramatic change to the Windows interface since Microsoft brought out Windows 95. Though some traditional desktop components remain available on the new Windows 8, the platform has been designed to be scalable across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, meaning that it could be easier than ever for brands to have a massively cross-platform strategy. The Drum reports on some of the new features, and what that could mean for brands.
A few months ago, team Volacci headed down the road to the Real Ale Brewery in Blanco, Texas for a tour and some beer tasting. As we arrived, we were welcomed with the mini-pint of our choice. We went down the line of taps trying everything they had from Fireman's 4, to an Oktoberfest, and, my personal favorite, the The Highlander. After getting our mini-buzz on, we took a 30 minute tour of the facility. Our guide was one of the guys who actually brews the beer.