Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Guinness launches stock ale aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels

Courtesy of Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Just in time for the very-real International Stout Day, Guinness Open Gate Brewery is releasing a heavy a blended beer aged in the barrels that house delicious bourbon.

The full name: Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels. Pretty straightforward. But what exactly is in the stock ale?

BPD closes Suiter case after state police review, maintains suicide ruling

Det. Sean Suiter. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

The Baltimore Police Department has closed the case on the death of Sean Suiter after a review by the Maryland State Police found nothing to suggest it “was anything other than a suicide,” Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said today.

The inquiry did not determine the case needed to be re-investigated, and because of that, and the similar conclusion of an independent board tasked with looking into Suiter’s 2017 death, the BPD made its decision, the commissioner said.

Mayor Young says Harrison’s crime plan is starting to take hold, asks for community help

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young appears on WYPR’s “Midday with Tom Hall” on Nov. 6, 2019. Image via Facebook.

Across two interviews today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s crime plan is working, even as shootings and homicides continue apace.

At his weekly press conference, the mayor said the micro-zones police have targeted under the commissioner’s strategy are seeing results, but criminals have now relocated.

“They’re moving out, so we have to start shifting,” he said.

Ringo Starr & His All Star Band coming to the Lyric in June

Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie.

Fresh off the release of a new photo book, “Another Day in the Life,” and new album, “What’s My Name,” legendary drummer Ringo Starr is hitting the road on a tour that includes two nights at the Modell Lyric Theatre.

Under Armour stock tumbles 17 percent after report of DOJ, SEC investigation

Under Armour’s headquarters, photo via Wikimedia Commons

Under Armour stock is down 17 percent today after CNBC and The Wall Street Journal reported the Baltimore-based athletic apparel company is being investigated by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission over its accounting practice.

The company’s stock was trading at $17.45 per share by mid-day Monday after previously closing at $21.14.

New cybersecurity committee to meet for first time following ransomware attack

Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

A city council committee formed in the wake of a ransomware attack that crippled municipal networks is set to hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday.

The Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness Committee is scheduled to meet in the “Du” Burns Council Chambers at City Hall on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.

City Council President Brandon Scott, who formed the committee after the May cyber attack, said the group will review the soft spots in the city’s networks that allowed the breach to happen and how future strikes can be prevented.