Winners at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival, with analysis by Brookston Beer Bulletin: http://bit.ly/9d4fGz
Happy Oktoberfest: today through 2 October. If you can't be in Munich, here are ten North American Oktoberfests. From USAToday: http://bit.ly/8ZpGfV
Cuteness alert: Photos of the new Washington, D.C. National Zoo lion cubs. http://bit.ly/d2yQSC
Cell phones are prohibited during judging sessions at the Great American Beer Festival. http://bit.ly/auiyhu
Get to know Washington D.C.'s Heather Chittum, contestant on "Top Chef: Just Desserts." http://wapo.st/cfBCMr
Alex Hall: "The Man Who Sold New York on Cask Ale." Via New York Observer: http://bit.ly/cLH4VY
Washington, D.C. Election Results: Vincent Gray ousts incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary, and becomes the presumptive mayor-elect. http://huff.to/ci4pF2
"So what IS the difference between barley wine and old ale?" Not much, says UK beer historian Martyn Cornell: http://bit.ly/dxrNcG
How to give good [beer] head. Via Washington Post Food: http://wapo.st/cU2aeo
Two beers of the new Virginia brewery Shooting Star reviewed at blog Musings Over A Pint: Rebel Ale (rye beer), Buffalo Brown Ale. http://bit.ly/aTCPlS
Virginia's Governor McDonnell attempts to sell public on state liquor store sell-off http://is.gd/f9Rh1
Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop playing into bin Laden's hands. http://bit.ly/b6cYXt
$52 million expansion plan announced by Bells Brewery in Michigan. http://wp.me/pevlF-3oV
- 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.