Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 14/15/16, 2012

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

Weeks 14/15/16
1 April - 21 April 2012


  • 2012.04.21
    Flying Dog Brewing to sell cask ale during Friday home games at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. Via Lew Bryson.



    Parkes and Cizauskae
  • 2012.04.21
    Birthday in Beer: Steve Parkes: founder/owner of American Brewers Guild, award-winning brewer. More Birthdays in Beer via YFGF.


  • 2012.04.19
    Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band, has died at age 71. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.04.19
    Maryland Gov. O'Malley and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell jointly announce highest Chesapeake blue crab population since 1993. Via NBC4 Washington.


  • 2012.04.19
    An 8th Trappist brewery to open, in Austria? More about Engelszell Stift. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.


  • 2012.04.18
    TV host Dick Clark, best known for long-running "American Bandstand" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve," has died at age 82. Via USA Today.


  • 2012.04.18
    Colorado Rockies baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer pitches his 268th win, tying Jim Palmer for wins, but at age 49, the oldest-ever pitcher to win a game. Via Yahoo.


  • 2012.04.17
    Oh, dang(ling) adverb! The AP Stylebook announces support of modern usage of 'hopefully:' it's hoped, we hope. Via Washington Post.



    Discovery nears Dulles Airport (02)
  • 2012.04.17
    The final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, piggy-backed on a Boeing 747, from Florida to Fairfax County, Virginia. Via YFGF.


  • 2012.04.16
    Blue Mountain Barrel House & Organic Brewery begins operations in Nelson County, Virginia, to supplement Blue Mountain Brewing. Via Daily Progress.


  • 2012.04.15
    Prayers and silence mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Via Huffington Post.


  • 2012.04.15
    Since 1997, on 15 April, every Major League Baseball player has worn No. 42 on his jersey to honor Jackie Robinson, the only player given this honor. Via Tom Bedell.


  • 2012.04.14
    The damaging impact of aluminum (beer) can production on the environment. Via Triple Pundit.



    Kevin Blodger with Brandon Skall
  • 2012.04.14
    Another Maryland brewery to open. Kevin Blodger and Union Craft Brewing, in Baltimore. Via Beer in Baltimore.


  • 2012.04.12
    The home opener for the Washington Nationals - and scant good beer for sale in their ballpark. Via YFGF.


  • 2012.04.11
    What beer styles are, and what they aren't. Why they do/don't matter. Via beer writer Stephen Beaumont.


  • 2012.04.11
    The Washington Post crowns Maui Brewing Coconut Porter as the champion of its annual March Beer Madness competition.


  • 2012.04.10
    The 'original Steve Jobs'? Jack Tramiel, Holocaust survivor, and man behind Commodore 64 home computer, has died. Via NPR.


  • 2012.04.10
    Brewers Association reports record export numbers for American craft beer in 2011: 110,000 barrels, valued at $23.4 million— an increase of 86% by volume and 97% by dollars over 2010 exports. Via All About Beer.


  • 2012.04.09
    Facebook buys Instagram —photo-editing and photo sharing app for 'smart phones'— for ... one billion dollars. Via Slate.


  • 2012.04.09
    Another Washington, D.C., brewpub: Right Proper Brewpub to open in 2013 in Shaw neighborhood. Via Washington Post. http://ow.ly/a9FRB


  • 2012.04.09
    There's a brewpub inside Camden Yards ballpark, home to Orioles Major League Baseball team, in Baltimore, Maryland: Dempsey's Brewpub and Restaurant. Via Beer In Baltimore.


  • 2012.04.09
    Peabody Heights Brewery to be Baltimore, Maryland's first large production brewery in 30 years. Via Baltimore Sun.


  • 2012.04.09
    In July, Virginia, to require all 1st-time DUI offenders to install blood-alcohol car ignition locks. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.04.08
    Groundbreaking investigative television journalist Mike Wallace has died at age 93. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.04.07
    AT&T Park, home to San Francisco Giants, to offer cask-conditioned ale. Via Market Watch.


  • 2012.04.07
    April 7th: Session Beer Day (beers of beer of less than 4.5% alcohol by volume). Via beer author Lew Bryson.


  • 2012.04.07
    Beer was 'freed' today...in 1933. Via YFGF.


  • 2012.04.06
    Beer for Passover? Tref or Kosher? Via YFGF.


  • 2012.04.06
    What Drives Beer Bloggers? Via The Session: Beer Blogging Friday.


  • 2012.04.05
    Asheville, North Carolina, is poised to become BeerTown USA. Colorado's New Belgium building east coast brewery there, joining California's Sierra Nevada Brewing, already announced. Via Mountain Express.


  • 2012.04.04
    Don't know Gruner from Zweigelt? Read: Austrian Vintage 2011 – good wine, good quantities. Via Austrian Wine USA.


  • 2012.04.04
    A teachable moment? How the Scottish brewing industry virtually disappeared in one decade. Via beer historian Ron Pattinson.


  • 2012.04.01
    4-ethylphenol & 4-ethylguaiacol in beer and wine. Sequencing the 'brett' Brettanomyces genome. Abstract of study via PloS ONE.


  • 2012.04.01
    The Monastery of Christ in the Desert. The brewing Benedictine monks of New Mexico. Via YFGF.
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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 this blog's accompanying Twitter feed: @cizauskas.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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