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 32:
9 August - 15 August 2009
The government of China is blocking the blog of Washington DC based writer Chris O'Brien, 'The Beer Activist'. http://bit.ly/RKV03
#FollowFriday: @agoodbeerblog is a good accompaniment to what is, a good (= witty, erudite) beer blog. http://bit.ly/3C0MxO
Word on the street: Washington DC beer restaurant Birch & Barley to (really!) open in September. http://bit.ly/R4sUW /
Jay Sheveck (aka @BeerGuppy on Twitter) is now blogging about the progress of his upcoming documentary, Beer Pioneers: http://bit.ly/uz87f
At the Great Taste of the Midwest: protecting his beer glass while soundly snoozing. http://twitpic.com/doaae
Hilarious beer review at the Great British Beer Festival: "Like being kicked in the crotch by a sawdust monster.” http://bit.ly/3VpFl2
'Heirloom tomato' is not necessarily synonymous with 'good.' Story in the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/JKU4r
Was too hazy in noVa to see much of the Perseid meteor shower this morning before sunrise. http://bit.ly/13byJ5
Only us old farts tweet. Most teens don't tweet. http://bit.ly/1GnYtK
Watch Hillary Clinton declare, "My husband is not the secretary of state" to a questioner. http://bit.ly/KetWZ
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder,Special Olympics Founder, sister, John f. Kennedy, dies at 88. http://bit.ly/14xZtP.
Recycling spilled beer BACK into the beer: 'Autovacs' are still in use in the UK. http://bit.ly/WDpI5
At 64 calories, MGD 64 is too heavy, says Anheuser-Busch InBev, launching its 55-calorie (2.4% abv, 1.9 g carbs) Select 55 beer. http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/lager-heads
US cask ale competition at Great BRITISH Beer Festival: Brooklyn Brewery gets silver for East Indian Pale Ale. Cambridge Brewing Company, gold for 10.5 %abv Imperial stout YouEnjoyMyStout. http://bit.ly/bbL4C
Flickr pics from Great Taste of the Midwest, tagged with "gtmw": http://bit.ly/4pO1Xf
Why should neo-prohibitionists have all the fun? Anti-neo-prohibitionists get angry. http://cli.gs/uvsWB
Sunrise, with coffee and melon, sitting lakeside, blogging my story on the Great Taste of Midwest. Listening to the loons. http://tinyurl.com/kp7x78