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 31:
2 August - 8 August 2009
At Great Dane Brewpub in downtown Madison, Wisconsin for lunch. Inner Warmth Peanut Stew with gravity pulled cask of Black Watch Scotch Ale. Slightly smoky. 6.2%"
#FollowFriday @thefullpint,@beerinator: excellent aggregators of beer news.
Via @dcbeer: DC Beer Week Survival Guide. http://bit.ly/12mbDs /
Legal snafu pulls Brew at the Zoo from DC Beer Weekhttp://bit.ly/7XOLB
Why do many restaurant menus contain long wine lists but only a paltry handful of beers? From the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/1R31u
Harvesting brewery-grown Cascade hops at Virginia's Devils Backbone Brewery. http://bit.ly/URCX6
At the Great British Beer Festival: Champion Beer of Britain 2009 Gold: Rudgate Ruby Mild; Silver: Oakham Attila; Bronze: West Barkshire Dr Hexter's Healer http://gbbf.camra.org.uk/home
Time to move to Maryland? Baltimore and Maryland continue to lead the country in job openings. http://bit.ly/18UiO4
Delaware chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) maddened by Obama's 'Beer Summit'. Industry responds. http://bit.ly/qeIvy
VA/DC/MD breweries that blog: http://bit.ly/5QqhO
News of a new Virginia brewery to open: Wolf Hills Brewing, near Bristol at the VA/NC border. http://bit.ly/T3FW4.
What is the modern preferred etiquette for an email valediction? "Best", Cheers", "Sincerely" ... or nothing at all? http://bit.ly/3YW9fS
"Beer Pioneers":The roots & originators of American craft beer. Filmed by Jay Sheveck. Summer 2010 release. www.beerpioneers.com