Maryland's newest brewery Stillwater Artisinal Ales unveils its Stateside Saison —dry-hopped, French-oaked— in casked form, today at the 72 Hours of Belgium Festival at Max's Taphouse. http://stillwaterales.blogspot.com/
#FollowFriday - Wine guy who also loves beer. New York Times Eric Asimov @http://twitter.com/search?q=%23FollowFriday>
The Snow Abides. Facts, figures, and photos from The Great Blizzards of Aught-10: http://bit.ly/atsNGu
Frisbee inventor Fred Morrison dies at 90; originally named the toy the Pluto Platter. http://bit.ly/a0VwkA
According to data from Nielsen Co., 'craft' beer sales rose 12.4% in 2009. Via BusinessWeek: http://bit.ly/a71Yg5
Maryland Senate committee chairperson plans to kill bill allowing direct wine shipments within Maryland: http://bit.ly/dabyJ2 [Beer would be affected as well].
UC Davis study suggests silicon in pale beers strengthens bones. But less is more. http://bit.ly/cKt7NJ
A brief history of the US Real Ale Festival, 1996-2003 http://bit.ly/9XWXa9
- Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most 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.
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