Music and food, and beer of 4 Virginia breweries at the 2nd annual Brew Ridge Trail Music Fest. http://bit.ly/ca8nGnI
DC Beer Week begins Friday, 20 August, continues through Saturday, 28 August. http://bit.ly/9SR5L6
13 arrested for ... smoking, in Falls Church, Virginia, restaurants: http://bit.ly/cDKBFn
Computer chip maker Intel purchases internet security company McAfee for $7.68 Billion. http://mash.to/2rOwn
SABMiller/Coors has established a 'craft' beer department, something Miller did once before ... in 1995. http://bit.ly/9aKnRO
Chardonnay, when unoaked, has a place at the summer table. Wine from the Maconnais, in Burgundy, France: http://bit.ly/cHL
Anheuser-Busch targets the Craft Brewers Alliance for a possible takeover: http://bit.ly/9gWPFf
What exactly IS a stone fruit? Richmond, Virginia's Secco Wine Bar explains: http://bit.ly/dgLdOx
Austrian Pinot Noir the best in the world? The surprising results of an international 'blind' tasting. http://bit.ly/bVjjlf
New York State gives a grant to the Brooklyn Brewery for a major expansion: http://bit.ly/9M8reM
The number of brewing plants vs. the number of brewing companies: setting the US historical statistical record straight. http://bit.ly/a4iDm7
Hurricane Katrina destroyed his prints, but NOT the negatives. Herman Leonard —photographer of the jazz scene of the 40s, 50, and 60s— has died at age 87. http://bit.ly/c80yOA
At Saratoga, trainers are feeding their race horses Guinness rather than carrots. http://bit.ly/czYoDT
Now brewed by SABMiller/Coors, Baltimore, Maryland's venerable Natty Boh beer makes a comeback. http://bit.ly/cPjwYO
Now she's singing with the angels. Abbey Lincoln, 80 —jazz singer, songwriter, and actress— has died. http://bit.ly/cz3qAB
"An aptitude for transformative potentiality. Nuances imparted by degeneration." How and why beer can age gracefully (and which particular brands do so exceptionally): http://bit.ly/9Qw7d7
- The couple pictured above, smoking, was NOT among those arrested. It remains legal to smoke OUTSIDE of a Virginia restaurant.
- 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.