A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's news of beer
and other things.
17 October 2010 - 30 October 2010
Merits a chuckle: "I Am A Craft Brewer: A Parody" http://hops.me/ak
Jon Stewart's closing speech at Rally to Restore Sanity. http://exm.nr/b8Fr7b
The Texas Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in Game 3 of Major League's World Series, now trail 2 games to 1. It's the first World Series win in the franchise's (formerly Washington Senators) history. http://wapo.st/a5jYhw
Slideshow of Flying Dog Brewing of Frederick, Maryland, racking Gonzo Imperial Porter into Stranahan whiskey wooden barrels, for aging: http://bit.ly/c9K5kQ
Political trivia: Dizzy Gillespie was a write-in 1964 presidential candidate. His proposed cabinet included Louis Armstrong as Secretary of Agriculture.
The Great (?) Real Ale Sparkler Debate. British beer blogger offers photographic evidence in favor. http://bit.ly/bh5ZcU
Informative piece on buying beer online. http://bit.ly/a0Op3T
Breckenridge Brewery (CO) to expand distribution to Maryland in January 2011. http://bit.ly/9gpC2U
"Yes, we can ... but." Obama's new slogan for 2010? http://wapo.st/bPysvI
Cooking with spices for flavor & health. http://bit.ly/cPmlGS [Irony: coughing near end of podcast!]
Washington City Paper interview with DC Brau, Washington DC production brewery to open in 2011. http://bit.ly/djo0k1
To counter proposal to raise excise taxes, European Brewers say beer promotes "conviviality." http://bit.ly/aleCbc And offer analysis on beer's economic contribution. http://bit.ly/d3Wzb1
"Why Cask Ale Rocks" - a collaborative piece from 5 British beer bloggers. http://ff.im/-sFKwd
More than 700 beer blogs indexed at HopTalk's Beer Blog Search Engine. http://bit.ly/a9MEWw
The Motley Fool suggests Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) as next great stock growth story.http://t.co/JAZM5mu
Michael Jackson and the invention of the term "beer style": http://bit.ly/aIqMGW
More wonderful jazz photos from the Gottlieb Collection posted at Flickr: http://bit.ly/cPAEzI
After none since Heurich closed in 1956, a 5th(!) brewery is announced for Washington, D.C.: Logan Shaw Brewery http://ff.im/-s3bY3
Full Sail Brewing (Portland, OR) announces distribution to Maryland. http://bit.ly/bCki5Y
Growers near winning long battle to mandate organic hops in, uh, yes, organic beer. http://ff.im/-sfGcC
Yuengling plans to purchase former Coors brewery in Memphis, Tennessee. http://ht.ly/2Va9K
Washington, D.C. area restaurants go local with food, but NOT so much with wine. The struggle for a 'Locapour' movement: http://wapo.st/9ekYC9
Farm-to-glass drinking: some breweries are growing their own barley and hops. Can drinkers taste the terroir? http://wapo.st/bK4YK9
Tasting the difference between fine wine (reasonably priced) and Two Buck Chuck. A master sommelier guides a novice: http://wapo.st/96Dh36
Finnish news anchor fired for drinking beer on air. http://bit.ly/9nnzap
- 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.