"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."
-- Lewis Carroll, The Walrus and the Carpenter
First, comes news courtesy of The Atlantic's online Atlantic Food that a number of brewers are adding oysters to their stouts. That's REAL oysters, perhaps half a dozen per barrel, as a flavor enhancement. You'll find reviewer Clay Risen's take on whether these seafood stouts are worth quaffing. Good or bad as examples of the brewer's art, they're at least sustainable by the standards of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program!
For walruses, the news isn't as benign. In the Arctic, they're coming ashore by the thousands, in response (says the U.S. Geological Survey) to the lack of sea ice that's one symptom of global climate change. The sea may not yet be boiling hot, but perhaps it's the walruses -- and not the pigs -- who'll soon be needing wings.