A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's
news of beer and other things.
1 January 2011 - 7 January 2011
Cooking with beer was the January topic for The Session: Beer Blogging Friday #47.
How to increase 'craft beer' market share? Change the definition of craft beer: triple the limit. Via just drinks.com.
A year's delay for not-yet-opened Logan-Shaw Brewery's plans to brew Wild Goose beer in Maryland.
Bob & Ellie Tupper to taste their 20,000th beer(!), 17 January at R.F.D. in Washington, D.C. Their recipe for "Tuppers India Ink Black IPA" brewed for them by Mad Fox Brewing Company.
Brewery name change: Ashburn, Virginia brewery 28 North now called Lost Rhino Brewing Company due to trademark issues. On Twitter at @LostBrewer. On Facebook .
Bring the teapot to the kettle, not vice versa. On Slate: How to make a good cup of tea, per George Orwell. Unfortunately, climate change may be harming the taste and decreasing the yield of tea. Via Huffington Post.
The trouble with BJCP beer styles is that they are not prescriptive, but descriptive, says beer blogger Beervana.
(At least) six microbreweries race to open in 2011 in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Via Washington Post.
The 10 best beers of 2010, according to Brookston Beer Bulletin.
Mikkeller Brewery (Denmark) and Stillwater Artisinal Ales (Maryland) release a new hoppy saison with simultaneous cask tappings at 4 East Coast beer bars.
Serious Eats makes the "counter-intuitive" case that beer and cheese mate better than wine with cheese.
Dark, dunkel-style lagers: 'small' enough for a session; enough flavor to 'geek' on. Via New York Times.
Update on fire at Trappiste Rochefort. Via beer writer Chuck Cook.
Brewers Association re-defines a 'craft brewery' as, among other parameters, a brewery producing 6 million barrels of beer per year rather than the prior measure of 2 million.
British brewer asks: "Why is there an inherent misunderstanding of the need for breweries to grow?"
Top 80 albums of 2010, according to eMusic.com.
Hard apple cider makes a comeback in Virginia. Via Richmond Times Dispatch.
Historic Maryland Old Stein Inn suffers major damage in New Years Eve fire; no one hurt; plans to rebuild.
- 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.