Photos of last flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, on Flickr: http://bit.ly/ais8hY
The 'Machete' Beer Project: cutting beers down to session strength. http://bit.ly/bvWzBS
Senator Kerry's beer excise tax reduction bill S3339 now has 4 co-sponsors. http://bit.ly/aUz3w9
The Washington City Paper interviews Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery about the late, great Michael Jackson, the beer writer. http://bit.ly/cpCwOz
Lost Abbey's brewer Tomme Arthur suggest why 'collaboration' beers matter. http://bit.ly/doq8LZ
Beer Education: The physics of beer (and soap) foam. http://bit.ly/b7iVp0
Pairing wines to grilled and barbecued foods. From the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/9fVeGO
So, you want to open a brewpub? There may be at least 17 taxes and fees you'll have to pay. http://bit.ly/aOiHF5
Happy 65th birthday to Jack McAuliffe, the US microbrewery pioneer. http://bit.ly/9h1iUO
Fred Eckhardt's 1989 book Essentials of Beer Style remains a classic on what defines a beer style. Today is Fred Eckhardt's 84th birthday. http://cli.gs/p5qYb
On Mother's Day, a story from the Washington Post on the Pink Boots Society: women in the beer industry. http://bit.ly/bvrYbQ
A great lady, a great singer, and a great musician. Lena Horne has died at age 92. http://bit.ly/97A6gU
- 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.