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 39:
27 September - 3 October 2009
Stay rich, my friend: Heineken and SAB/Miller looking to buy maker of Dos Equis. http://bit.ly/11UTDk.
Room for beer education. From a blog review: "Fruity like Czech lager." NO! Ales are fruity. Lagers have "no fruity esters." From the Beer Judge Certification Program: http://bit.ly/g7ebb
In Washington, DC, find good beer: Dupont Circle Beer Guide at http://bit.ly/2azn0X
For sheer joie de bière -reminding many of us in the beer business why we began in the first place- my Twitter FollowFriday is @SudsyMaggie.
VeggieDag (Veggie Day) and Vegan MoFo (Vegan Month of Food): http://bit.ly/1ILqGj
There's a Portland Beer Price Index: http://bit.ly/xiwkm. Why not a beer price index in all metro areas?
The friendly skies. Air commuters, Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger is back in the saddle again. http://bit.ly/2IP7xG
How to make a vodka spice infusion (sous vide). Washington City Paper video: http://bit.ly/Lgq62
Do sin taxes cure the sin or raise revenue? Washington Post: Pay For Health Reform With Alcohol Tax. http://tinyurl.com/y8hoazz
Local wineries at Farmers' Markets: mixed bag in MD, nixed in DC, yes! in VA. http://bit.ly/1OzHiN
Peppery, oily, minty, herbal, cloudy ... and a hell of a mess to brew with: rye beers, in the US. http://bit.ly/3hKCe
The Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee of the Bureau of Labor Statistics nixes the word 'barista': http://bit.ly/YYPdH
Sour beers and barrel-aged beers were 9% of the total entries at GABF. Growing trend in 'craft' beer? http://bit.ly/wHmX2
Using rainwater for beer at Atlanta Georgia's Five Season brewpub:. From CNN: http://bit.ly/2N8Wxu
Brookston beer Bulletin wrap-ups 2009 Great American Beer Festival: http://cli.gs/616Mn