Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories that I have not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com, but that, nevertheless, I find interesting or germane.
Most are concerned with beer, or wine, or whisk(e)y. Some are not. But all are brief. And many are re-posts from my Twitter account: twitter.com/cizauskas.
This is Week 28:
12 July - 18 July 2009
Hilarious haiku from Captain Hops on Clipper City Brewing's Big DIPA (that's Double-I-P-A): http://bit.ly/fPu0i
Farmers who find the time to Twitter: a long list from @Zacharycohen on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/l9v2q5
Neutral-oak-aged tripel on draft at Rock Bottom Arlington, Va. 8.4% abv http://bit.ly/zsyGw
There are four breweries and one cidery featured on the Brew Ridge Trail (central Virginia) website: http://brewridgetrail.com/
From Rob Kasper of the Baltimore Sun: an etymology of the term "church key" for a beer opener. http://bit.ly/uwEri
#followfriday. @Zacharycohen - 'conservative' food conservationist. @StephWeber - wonderful title for her food-beer blog: brew.cook.pair.joy
This summer, fireflies are running sexually amuck in Washington DC area. A very wet spring increased the brood. http://bit.ly/1D2NVS
On tap at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA: Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz infused with 11 Indian spices and toasted coconut.
America for sale. Sears Tower, no more. Today, renamed the Willis Tower by UK insurance firm. http://bit.ly/13UYhw
From the WTH department: NASA erased the Apollo 11 tapes of the landing on the moon. http://bit.ly/Qnfsp
For the third time this year, Twitter has been the victim of a security breach. http://tr.im/sxu4
There's a new Delaware brewery -Evolution Craft Brewing Co.- now open in Delmar, DE. http://tr.im/sut1.
Anyone who thinks Twitter is only for narcissists & teenagers should read the posts on the food industry. From @MaureenOgle: http://bit.ly/ZY14D
Word on the street: Frank Morales has left as chef at beer-centric restaurant Rustico in Alexandria, Va. http://tinyurl.com/kqvstj
The newest World Beer Festival -originally scheduled for late August in Richmond, Virginia- has been postponed until spring 2010. http://tinyurl.com/mqz5jf
Baltimore Beer Week now has a /face/book page: http://bit.ly/h3NsI
For beer, what does the term "Cuvée" mean? Not necessarily 'better'! From Carolyn Smagalski: http://bit.ly/ytOjx
Washington Nationals' newest blunder: They fire manager Manny Acta. http://tr.im/s69n