A non-comprehensive roundup of two weeks'
news of beer and other things.
27 March 2011 - 9 April 2011
Pierre Celis, the father of modern Belgian Witbier, has passed away. Via Brookston.
WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi interviews brewers Jeff Hancock of DC Brau and Ben Matz of Chocolate City Brewing, Washington D.C.'s newest production breweries.
Congratulations to Brad Klipner —the creator of BeerInBaltimore.com. He has been named Market Manager for Coastal Brewing.
Kevin Zraly honored with 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, for his achievements in wine education, including his influential Windows on the World book and course.
Heavy Seas Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland, has introduced its new National Sales Manager: Joe Gold, founder of Baltimore Beer Week. Via Beer In Baltimore.com.
Lost Rhino Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia, receives its Federal Brewing License. Plans to begin brewing immediately.
How lax alcoholic beverage import regulations have made Washington, D.C., a 'craft' beer haven. Via Lagerheads at Washington City Paper.
Today, on 7 April in 1933, beer —or at least a small version thereof— became legal again in the USA.
A brief historical look at the development of light-bodied, light-hued, filtered, and artificially carbonated bottled beer, in Britain in 1906.
30th Birthday of the Portable Computer.
Maryland wine corkage bills die in Senate and House of Delegates. Via Baltimore Business Journal.
Production beer to return to Washington, D.C., after 55 years: DC Brau.
The known, and speculated, historical origins of beer. Via Scientific American.
The environmental skinny on wines labeled natural, organic, and biodynamic. Via Washington Post.
Maryland House and Senate approve winery direct-to-consumer bill.
Why the Anheuser Busch InBev purchase of Goose Island Brewing is good for 'craft' beer. Via Beer Scribe.
Amazon has launched a Cloud Music Player, challenging iTunes, and before Google's planned launch. Via Mashable.
The sales of IPAs are up 38% in 2010, and up 45% in the last 13 weeks. "The hottest thing in last 6 years." Via Benj Steinman of Beer Marketer's Insights.
A definition of 'craft beer', rather than 'craft brewery.' Via Jeff Alworth at Beervana.
Birthday in Beer: Michael Jackson (1942-2007)
Maryland Senate passes license change. Evolution Brewery may expand from Delaware to Salisbury, Maryland.
Maryland Senate bill allows growler sales at soon-to-open Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, Maryland.
- 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.