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 of the pieces deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from my Twitter account: twitter.com/cizauskas.
This is Week 50:
13 December - 19 December 2009
US House honors Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue", with not one dissenting vote. http://bit.ly/8WlSO5
Dave Alexander of Brickskeller is unwitting 'hand-model in Honorable Mention-winning photo: 2009 Good Beer Blog Yuletide Contest. http://bit.ly/7t6MQ6
Around 9am, National Weather Service declares blizzard for Washington DC area. http://twitpic.com/u68ur
Clipper City officially introduced its casks of Maryland-hop Loose Cannon, Friday evening at Judge's Bench, in Ellicott City, MD. Photos: http://bit.ly/8VlNbS
Maybe the only production Finnish Sahti being exported to the US: http://bit.ly/6uTgiP
Gorgeous beer porn. Review, with photographs, of Birch & Barley/Churchkey in Brightest Young Things web-magazine. http://bit.ly/7dt1Ss
#FollowFriday: Steve Jones @oliverale, brewer, Pratt Street Alehouse (Baltimore MD). More DC/MD/VA breweries on Twitter: http://bit.ly/dd31X
24th(?) annual Winter/Christmas Beer Tasting at the Brickskeller in Washington, D.C. Photos: http://bit.ly/8n9GLP
Merry Christmas, Washington D.C. football fans! Vinny Cerrato has resigned from Washington Redskins: http://is.gd/5rcn9
5th principle: serve beer! 4 Principles for Planning Brain-Friendly Annual Meetings: http://bit.ly/93aQ7P
The best Flickr photos of 2009: http://bit.ly/6YE5eG.
(Happy) Enron Collapse 8th Anniversary, Wendy Gramm! http://bit.ly/901Cn7
The best beer sommelier? Van Til, of Elite Brands in Michigan, is first to ever pass the Master Cicerone Certification Program exam: http://bit.ly/8LTrh6.