Freshness matters for beer ... and for gin: http://bit.ly/cuHwin
Red wine may protect the brain against stroke damage. http://retwt.me/1MWao
Today in 1516: Bavaria Cracks Down on Brewers. Historian Maureen Ogle interviewed on the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law. http://bit.ly/c8Hdaj
Fermenting, aging, and blending gueuze-lambic beer in oak barrels —in a garage— at home: http://bit.ly/aHcvlu
Beer writer Lew Bryson says Casey Hard —cellarman/GM at Maxs Taphouse of Baltimore, MD— is insane, in a good way. Why? He's just increased his draft beer lines to 102. http://bit.ly/97HrS6
The Pennsylvania Beer Debate: Should Six-Packs Be Sold At Grocery Stores? VIDEO: Beer writer says yes vs. the distributors. http://bit.ly/dCCvqM
Facebook expands its reach into numerous third-party sites, such as The Washington Post. http://bit.ly/dxGVHq
When you're confused: Category 23. Beer's catch-all category style, as designated by the Brewers Association. http://bit.ly/91fnjK
Have the wines of Spanish Rioja been unjustly overlooked? http://bit.ly/cfQqJV
Potential economic impact of the Icelandic volcano eruption: http://bit.ly/c0fnYP
- 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.