China overtakes US, becomes Bordeaux’s biggest overseas market ... but principally for 'low-end' wine. From Wine Spectator: http://bit.ly/ciFgYd
It would have been beer writer Michael Jackson's 68th birthday: http://bit.ly/b2lYSm
Room for more beer education. Overheard: The Sierra Nevada Brewing Glissade Golden Bock doesn't have enough hops. [That's NOT what a bock beer is!]
Twtter FollowFriday. Phil Sides @hopsock: a past organizer of NERAX; a co-developer of BJCP beer styles; a national beer judge.
From 1964: John Updike’s paean to the beer can. http://bit.ly/9Fiou1
Congratulations! Churchkey is named Best Beer Bar with Best Beer List by Washington [D.C.] City Paper. http://bit.ly/96MkuX
Is beer blogging mere 'preaching to the choir'? "Does anybody read beer blogs?" http://bit.ly/daxUEE
Quintessence of cool. Robert Culp dies at 79. http://bit.ly/akVeQK
Sveiks! Veritas and kugelis and other Lithuanian (American) treats. http://bit.ly/a6KTpe
President Obama signs US health care reform bill into law. http://bit.ly/bANzLm
THE voice of the Washington Redskins, the mellifluous-piped Frank Herzog, retires from radio broadcasting. http://bit.ly/dmSEN4
Support H.R. 4278: reduction of small brewers tax from $7 to $3.50 per bbl. Write your representative: http://bit.ly/aUz3w9
Beer in Baltimore.com posts a recap of Baltimore, Maryland, Spring 2010 Real Ale Festival: http://bit.ly/dgwwO1
Statistical anlysis showing "The Untimely Death of the American Session Beer." http://bit.ly/a1gqtI
- 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.
- The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.