A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's news
of beer and other things.
31 October 2010 - 6 November 2010
There are 595 'citizen' beer logs (unaffiliated with a brewery or other business) in North America, according to the Beer Bloggers Conference. http://bit.ly/92C5OE
Warren Buffett and Berkshire-Hathaway are in the beer and wine distribution business: http://nyti.ms/dnEBAU
Magazine plagiarizes a blogger’s article; refuses to recognize copyright or give compensation. http://on.mash.to/bYCufl
Keith Olbermann suspended from MSNBC for making political contributions. Twitter reacts. http://wapo.st/dwpWnc
The Session: On the first Friday of each month, beer bloggers write on one topic. http://bit.ly/daClQh
(Happy) Guy Fawkes Day! http://bit.ly/11CsUr
Richmond (Virginia) Beer Week. http://bit.ly/dedJm5
The 1st ever Beer Bloggers Conference, in Boulder, Colorado. http://bit.ly/ci2Vb1
Questioning the legitimacy of 'craft' beer bloggers. http://bit.ly/dfIX2t
Birthday in Beer: Alex Hall, USA cask ale maven. http://bit.ly/aWqpzp
For chestnut lovers, now's the season. But why are most US chestnuts imported?http://wapo.st/8XOpkW
John Hickenlooper -past owner of Wynkoop, Denver's original brewpub- is elected governor of Colorado. http://yhoo.it/d7QrkN
Simply because a wine is locally produced is not grounds to assume it is inferior. http://wapo.st/ao0GmO
(Possible) plans for northern Virginia real ale festival in April 2011. http://wapo.st/bwpfJg
The Brewers Association announces expansion of Savor in 2011 to two nights, June 3 & 4 at National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Tickets on sale early March.
California's measure to legalize marijuana, Prop 19, defeated. http://huff.to/9vpoTU
Washington, D.C. voter uses a hand-stamp in an attempt to write in a candidate ... on a touch screen. http://bit.ly/bkd9gF
Washington Post's Thomas Boswell on the San Francisco treat: Giants win first World Series since moving from New York in 1958. http://wapo.st/9KNudA
Virginia went 'dry' on 1 November, 1916, enforcing statewide alcohol prohibition, nearly 4 years before National Prohibition. http://bit.ly/cr8jGf
Happy World Vegan Day http://bit.ly/95NwcA ... and the first day of VeganMoFo: Vegan Month of Food blogging: http://bit.ly/co3KoG
November is National Blog Posting Month http://bit.ly/dAEDY7
I Am A Craft Brewer: A Parody: http://hops.me/ak
- 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.