A non-comprehensive roundup of two weeks'
news of beer and other things.
30 January 2011 - 12 February 2011
New brewpub coming to Richmond VA: Haxall Brewing, in summer 2011. Via blogger Relentless Thirst.
"There are more breweries than stoplights in Nelson County, Virginia." The Happy Hour Guys visit Devils Backbone Brewing Company brewpub. Via Musings Over A Pint.
Vandals destroy a 500 year old Austrian grapevine said to be the ancestor of modern Gruner Veltliner.
After nearly 30 years of rule Egyptian President Hosni Mubarack resigns, under pressure.
Cystic Fibrosis Washington DC Brewer's Ball. Great beer for great cause. 12 March 2011. Via DC Beer.
The Singularity arrives in 2045, the year, a scientist believes, that computers will become sentient. Via TIME
More speculation about the possibility of a 2011 purchase of SABMiller by ABInBev.
Birthday in Beer: Ron Fischer, US cask ale authority.
Be famous! Drink 'craft' beer! Apply to be on the tasting panel for the Washington Post's 2011 Beer Madness.
'Extreme' beer in the 19th century: sweet, strong (11+% abv) Burton Ale for the Northwest Passage and the St. Petersburg Court. Via Zythophile.
How about a 'Super' carbon offset? The energy consumption of Cowboys Stadium, during the Super Bowl, etc.
What is SAVOR? A $110 ticket national beer-with-food exposition sponsored by the Brewers Association, in Washington, D.C., 3/4 June 2011.
The White House served its own homebrewed Honey Ale at President Obam's Super Bowl party. Via Charlie Papazian
The FDA to examine raw-milk cheese. Action could threaten artisinal cheesemakers.
“That Brewery Sucks.” A rant from Full Steam Brewery in North Carolina on breweries, community, and incivility.
Democrats in the Virginia Senate join with Republicans in the House to block Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's plan to privatize state ABC liquor stores.
The internet, as it is now, will begin to run out of addresses within a few months.
An essay by Virginia winery Keswick Vineyards on how wine bloggers can be friends and foes.
Beer bloggers compare beer from cask, keg, bottle, and can. Beer Blogging Friday: The Session.
The strange new guidelines on alcohol in the US government's new Dietary Guidelines. From Beer Business Daily.
Flickr accidentally destroys an account containing over 4,000 photos, all unrecoverable. Via Tech Crunch.
Victory Brewing of Pennsylvania celebrates its 15th anniversary this month. Via Lew Bryson.
Growlers Brewpub in Gaithersburg, Maryland, re-opens. Via Baltimore Beer Guy.
Despite midwest blizzard, it's an early spring warming, according to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, who did NOT see his shadow.
How to read a wine bottle. Via Washington Post's wine critic, Dave McIntyre.
Proactive response: Deschutes Brewery detects an unintended brett infection in its barleywine, and offers consumers refunds. Via BeerNews.
Decade-long delayed expansion back on track at Racer's Cafe, north of Baltimore, Maryland. To finally include a kitchen.
R.I.P. Don Younger 1941-2011: Portland's Horse Brass Pub proprietor; examplar for US publicans. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
- 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.