A non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
1 April - 21 April 2012
Flying Dog Brewing to sell cask ale during Friday home games at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. Via Lew Bryson.
Birthday in Beer: Steve Parkes: founder/owner of American Brewers Guild, award-winning brewer. More Birthdays in Beer via YFGF.
Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band, has died at age 71. Via Washington Post.
Maryland Gov. O'Malley and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell jointly announce highest Chesapeake blue crab population since 1993. Via NBC4 Washington.
An 8th Trappist brewery to open, in Austria? More about Engelszell Stift. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin. http://ow.ly/anG2A
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.
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.
Oh, dang(ling) adverb! The AP Stylebook announces support of modern usage of 'hopefully:' it's hoped, we hope. Via Washington Post.
The final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, piggy-backed on a Boeing 747, from Florida to Fairfax County, Virginia. Via YFGF.
Blue Mountain Barrel House & Organic Brewery begins operations in Nelson County, Virginia, to supplement Blue Mountain Brewing. Via Daily Progress.
Prayers and silence mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Via Huffington Post.
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.
The damaging impact of aluminum (beer) can production on the environment. Via Triple Pundit.
Another Maryland brewery to open. Kevin Blodger and Union Craft Brewing, in Baltimore. Via Beer in Baltimore.
The home opener for the Washington Nationals - and scant good beer for sale in their ballpark. Via YFGF.
What beer styles are, and what they aren't. Why they do/don't matter. Via beer writer Stephen Beaumont.
The Washington Post crowns Maui Brewing Coconut Porter as the champion of its annual March Beer Madness competition.
The 'original Steve Jobs'? Jack Tramiel, Holocaust survivor, and man behind Commodore 64 home computer, has died. Via NPR.
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.
Facebook buys Instagram —photo-editing and photo sharing app for 'smart phones'— for ... one billion dollars. Via Slate.
Another Washington, D.C., brewpub: Right Proper Brewpub to open in 2013 in Shaw neighborhood. Via Washington Post. http://ow.ly/a9FRB
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.
Peabody Heights Brewery to be Baltimore, Maryland's first large production brewery in 30 years. Via Baltimore Sun.
In July, Virginia, to require all 1st-time DUI offenders to install blood-alcohol car ignition locks. Via Washington Post.
Groundbreaking investigative television journalist Mike Wallace has died at age 93. Via Washington Post.
AT&T Park, home to San Francisco Giants, to offer cask-conditioned ale. Via Market Watch.
April 7th: Session Beer Day (beers of beer of less than 4.5% alcohol by volume). Via beer author Lew Bryson.
Beer was 'freed' today...in 1933. Via YFGF.
Beer for Passover? Tref or Kosher? Via YFGF.
What Drives Beer Bloggers? Via The Session: Beer Blogging Friday.
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.
Don't know Gruner from Zweigelt? Read: Austrian Vintage 2011 – good wine, good quantities. Via Austrian Wine USA.
A teachable moment? How the Scottish brewing industry virtually disappeared in one decade. Via beer historian Ron Pattinson.
4-ethylphenol & 4-ethylguaiacol in beer and wine. Sequencing the 'brett' Brettanomyces genome. Abstract of study via PloS ONE.
The Monastery of Christ in the Desert. The brewing Benedictine monks of New Mexico. Via YFGF.
- 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.