A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's
(in this instance, 3 weeks)
news of beer and other things.
5 December 2010 - 25 December 2010
For Christmas, how to go a-wassailing, via Zythophile website.
Taylor Smack, brewer for Blue Mountain Brewery refutes the myth of buying warm beer vs. cold beer.
Happy Winter Solstice! Totality of the lunar eclipse occurs between 1 and 3 am ET.
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild has been re-launched by the Virginia Manufacturers Association.
Who actually brews the beer sold at Trader’s Joe’s?
Cautionary tale for US brewers? Alberta, Canada, cracks down on "high-octane" beers.
What is the meaning of the phrase "Sans pris de mousse" found on some French language beer bottles?
Washington, D.C. area bar has been sued for a death caused by an inebriated customer.
DCBeer.com remembers Washington DC's now closed Brickskeller.
Discovery News reports that Amelia Earhart may have survived months as a castaway.
It will always be a "Tropical Hot Dog Night." Captain Beefheart dies, aged 69.
Dave Alexander talks about the imminent end of Washington D.C.'s Brickskeller; to leave behind beer & memorabilia.
Devils Backbone Brewpub in Roseland, Virginia, planning new production facility and 2nd restaurant.
Billie Holiday to Bruce Springsteen. Today would have been the 100th birthday of Columbia Records' talent scout John Hammond.
A destructive bug has infested Hawaii's Kona coffee fields.
British beer historian Zythophile explains the differences between old styles: X, XX, AK, KK, Burton Ale.
Winners of 2010 beer photo contest announced at A Good Beer Blog.
A look at the long-gone Consumer Brewery of Rosslyn, Virginia.
A Federal judge in Virginia strikes down the Federal health care law. Via NPR.
James Moody, jazz great saxophonist and composer. dies of cancer at age 85.
A list of beer apps for mobile phones.
Happy 15th anniversary to Heavy Seas Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
50-tap drafthouse opening in Columbia, Maryland, as Frisco Grille moves to new digs, and renamed as Frisco Tap house.
St. Nicholas: Patron Saint of Brewers. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
Amateur photographers post their best photos of 2010 to Flickr.
The most expensive beer ever: $1,185 (US dollars) bid for Antarctic Nail Ale, in a charity auction.
Evidence that many 19th century wooden beer casks in Britain were NOT lined (with pitch, etc.). Via British historian Ron Pattinson.
- 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.