Video lessons on how to pour a beer. There are indeed some bartenders who really DON'T know how to do that properly. http://bit.ly/aAXkl9
Brewers Association releases 140 beer style categories for year 2010. Includes 'new' American-Style India Black Ale. http://bit.ly/bgAIuO
Plastic: the future of beer kegs? Photos of one-way, one-use plastic kegs: http://bit.ly/9qVkKv
Wine flavor chemistry. What makes a #wine grassy [or catty]: http://bit.ly/aaDOhj
An actual scientific study: Larger Breasts Mean Bigger Tips For Waitresses. http://n.pr/aOZ6Po
Congressional support for American Craft Beer Week, May 17 - 23. http://bit.ly/bNnj1w
Study shows less risk of type 2 diabetes for people who drink alcohol in moderation vs. those who abstain. http://bit.ly/bUzGTT
From a tasting event at the Smithsonian Institute: Does beer or wine pair better with cheese? http://bit.ly/alDYCb [Spoiler alert: it's a tie]
Why beer bloggers blog about beer. From British beer blogger/author, Pete Brown: http://bit.ly/bnLO5I
Draft Magazine interviews Beervana’s Jeff Alworth, on why he blogs about beer. http://bit.ly/bq68Qz
Well-presented argument --NOT against an increase in Maryland beer tax but-- against the SIZE of the proposed tax: http://bit.ly/9dwTbC
Miller Lite out, Bud Light in, as official beer of National Football League, in 2011. http://bit.ly/9Wtztc
Suggestions on pairing beer with cheese: http://bit.ly/aywsSN [Except YFGF recommends strong stout -or barleywine- with blue.
A bill in Congress proposes to undo a Virginia vintner's victory for direct wine shipping: http://bit.ly/aTMzVw
Room for more beer education. In an online beer review, a writer said a beer had little head retention BECAUSE it was served on draft. That's nonsense!
Chef Jose Andres And The "Circus of the Mouth" on CBS' 60 Minutes: "The future is vegetables." http://bit.ly/aE6S8C
How to blog safely (about work or anything else). Via Electronic Frontier Foundation: http://bit.ly/b67rmN
"American Farmhouse Ales": Local, organic beers from Shooting Creek Brewery in Floyd VA. http://bit.ly/agBBQF
- 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 ... And tardy this week: Clamps & Gaskets is normally posted on Mondays.
- The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.