Monday, December 12, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 48/49, 2011.

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.

Weeks 48/49
27 November - 10 December 2011

  • 2011.12.09
    Flies are genetically predisposed to the taste of glycerol in beer, scientific study determines. Via Science News.


  • 2011.12.09
    A U.S. District Court judge in Portland, Oregon, rules that bloggers are not protected -as are journalists- by 1st Amendment 'shield' laws. Via cnet.


  • 2011.12.09
    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to pay for blues great Hubert Sumlin's funeral. Via Rolling Stone. More about Mr. Sumlin, who was well-known for playing guitar for Howlin' Wolf, via Notions Capital.


  • 2011.12.09
    Hewlett-Packard to keep webOS alive by making it open source. A potential rival to Android? Via TechCrunch.


  • 2011.12.07
    Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on TV's M*A*S*H (and appearing on Dragnet, to name another program), dies at 96. Via NPR.


  • 2011.12.07
    Pearl Harbor attacked: A witness remembers, 70 years later. Via Washington Post.



  • 2011.12.06
    FDA approves Blowfish, a hangover pill (caffeine, aspirin, stomachic). Via Washington Post.


  • 2011.12.05
    Intoxicating beverages became legal again today in the US in 1933, after 18 'dry' years, with the 21st Amendment. Via CraftBeer.com.


  • 2011.12.05
    New cidery to open in Nelson County, Virginia: Bold Rock Cidery & Brewpub.


  • 2011.12.04
    Twenty-nine breweries in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia currently post to Twitter. The list, at YFGF.us.



    Demczuk & The Raven
  • 2011.12.04
    Charm City Brewing to open in Baltimore, MD. Collaboration between The Raven Beer and Oliver Ales. Via BeerInBaltimore.


  • 2011.12.04
    Republican candidate for U.S. President, Herman Cain, "suspends" White House bid. Via CBS.


  • 2011.12.04
    "If beer isn't fun, it isn't beer anymore." A clever re-telling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," as a cautionary tale for the beer business. Via British blogger The Reluctant Scooper.


  • 2011.12.03
    The British Guild of Beer Writers honor their best. Via Stephen Beaumont.


  • 2011.12.03
    According to one measure, Chrome surpasses Firefox to become second most popular web browser (behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer). Via NPR.


  • 2011.12.02
    AB InBev to sell off US operations? [An October 2011 analysis, but still worth pondering.] Via BeerNews.org


  • 2011.12.01
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine selects it top 25 Beers of 2011. Analysis by beer blogger The BeerMonger.


  • 2011.12.01
    Video shows secret software on millions of Android phones logging everything, installed by company called Carrier IQ. Via Wired.



    Beer S.N.O.B.
  • 2011.11.29
    Study determines "Women Like Men Who Smell of Beer." Via The Sun.


  • 2011.11.29
    Sierra Nevada and New Belgium may setup East Coast breweries near Asheville, North Carolina. Via BeerNews.org.


  • 2011.11.29
    BeerBloggersConference.org counts 810 "citizen" beer blogs in North America, and another 358 throughout the world.


  • 2011.11.29
    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in Berlin, publishes online about the origins of Sumerian brewing. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.


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  • 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: twitter.com/cizauskas.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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