A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's news
of beer and other things.
7 November 2010 - 13 November 2010
Alcohol wars, session beer, and beer glassware. Beer writer Andy Crouch is interviewed about his book "Great American Craft Beer," on NPR's The Splendid Table: http://hops.me/ff
Beer Birthday: Don Russell, aka Joe Sixpack (Philadelphia Daily News). http://hops.me/fb
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale: since 1983, it's the same beer, the same recipe, the same hop varieties. http://hops.me/fa
Small breweries sell 5% of US beer but employ 50% of the brewery workforce. http://ff.im/-tGs00
World beer volumes for 2009. From Yours For Good Fermentables.com
Rest in peace, Wild Goose Brewery: 1989-2010, Maryland. From Yours for Good Fermentables.com
New Zealand beer writer says: 'Craft' beer is defined by flavor, not by production size. http://tinyurl.com/2bh4yll
"The debate over cask breathers makes medieval theologians look like broad-brush generalists." One British beer historian's take on CAMRA's relevence: http://bit.ly/ay1v7A
Honor Veterans Day today. http://bit.ly/bsQmnV
Birthday in Beer: Alex Hall, USA cask ale maven. http://bit.ly/aWqpzp
"Corks are cool, but they don't really add anything to beer," and may cause off-flavors, says beer writer. http://bit.ly/bUOFJ7
Robust beer growth globally, but not in the US or Europe. From Yours For Good Fermentables.com.
European Beer Bloggers Conference 2011: the UK announcement, but no real dates yet. http://bit.ly/cguFq2
Capitol City Brewing Company (Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia) celebrates its 2000th batch of beer with its '2G IPA' at its downtown location at 7pm. From Yours For Good Fermentables.com
What We Learned From the First Episode of Conan. http://bit.ly/ad67Xv
The Washington Post rips off two media stories over the weekend. Writer says it doesn't matter. http://t.co/e9TKhI6
End of an era. Baseball announcers Joe Morgan and Jon Miller are done at ESPN baseball: http://wik.io/rkA8Q
'Cask breathers' and the possible irrelevance of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). From British beer writer Pete Brown: http://bit.ly/aJHOsG
Video: The Trumer Brauerei Rube Goldberg Machine: http://bit.ly/ayjAJe
For websites: Why Social Media Is a Better Investment than SEO. http://wik.io/SJfuy
- 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.