Monday, January 09, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Week 1, 2012.

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

Weeks 48/49
1 January - 7 January 2012
[and some from Weeks 50, 51, 52 of 2011.]

  • 2012.01.06
    Feb. 15 to be official opening for the Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore, Maryland. Via The Original Beer in Baltimore blog.

  • 2012.01.06
    Announced: the jazz nominations, in four categories, for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Via Elements of Jazz.

  • 2012.01.05
    On the heels of the bankruptcy of Washington, D.C.-based Penn Camera, comes word that Kodak itself may declare the same. Via Reuters.

  • 2012.01.05
    OnTap Magazine highlights nine new breweries to open or already open in the Washington D.C. / northern Virginia area.

  • 2012.01.05
    Bugs developing resistance to GMO corn (up to 60% of US crop). Via Yahoo News.

  • 2012.01.05
    Long-time St. Louis craft brewery Schlafly Beer is sold; stays local. Via Pro Brewer.

  • 2012.01.05
    Celebrator Beer News has 'gone' digital, beginning with the Dec '11/Jan '12 issue. Back issues to follow. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2012.01.04
    New multi-tap beer bar coming to Arlington (Ballston), Virginia. World of Beer to feature 50 drafts, 500 bottles. To open in July 2012. Via ARL now

  • 2012.01.03
    A 1913 NY Times article on portmanteaus includes the word "alcoholiday": defined as leisure time spent drinking. Via @mental_floss.

  • 2012.01.03
    A 'craft' beer pioneer, Fal Allen celebrates his birthday today. More about Allen, via Brookston Beer Bulletin. 2 Jan

  • 2012.01.02
    Google has created an elections synopsis page: here.

  • 2012.01.02
    The Year in Beer: 30 stories that shaped 2011. Via

    Pulling a Pint (01)

  • 2011.12.28
    A British beer blogger on what's wrong with the cask real ale scene in the U.S. Read Myth #1 from Dings Beer Blog.

  • 2011.12.24
    Alan McLeod of A Good Beer Blog announces the Grand Champion Beer Photo of 2011: a photo of Cantillon Brewery by Jeff Alworth of Beervana beer blog.

  • 2011.12.19
    Scientists set Internet speed record. Via NPR News.

  • 2011.12.17
    "It matters not what you think, but how you think." Essayist Christopher Hitchens dies at age 62. 1949-2011. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.12.15
    Without public fanfare, Sierra Nevada Brewing begins to can its Pale Ale. Via Beer

  • 2011.12.15
    Actor Will Ferrell does TV ad for Old Milwaukee Beer. Via Huffington Post.

  • 2011.12.13
    James River Brewing to open in early 2012 in Scottsville, Virginia. Via Beer Advocate.

    Chris O'Brien
  • 2011.12.12
    The 'Beer Activist' Chris O'Brien speaks on breweries and sustainability.


  • Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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