Monday, May 21, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 19/20, 2012

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

Weeks 19/20
6 May - 19 May 2012


  • 2012.05.19
    National brewpub chain Gordon-Biersch to open a location in Inner Harbor East of Baltimore, Maryland. Via Baltimore Magazine.



    Firkin Fest at Stillpoint Farm

  • 2012.05.19
    Firkin Fest —at Stillpoint Farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland— closes out Frederick Beer Week. Via YFGF.


  • 2012.05.18
    "The Voice That Made You Fall in Love With Lieder:" the great 20th century baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has died at age 86. Via New York Times.


  • 2012.05.18
    Casella -maker of Yellowtail, inexpensive wine from Australia- to brew 'iPhone hipster-designed' Perfect Lager. Via The Telegraph.


  • 2012.05.18
    Nasdaq glitch mars Facebook IPA; banks prop up stock price. Via Yahoo.


  • 2012.05.18
    National Bike to Work Day. Information and continuing resources for Washington, D.C., area via Bike To Work Metro DC.



    "Crack One Open, D.C."

  • 2012.05.18
    "Crack One Open" a promotion by Maryland brewery Flying Dog Brewery using an image of Washington, D.C. Councilman (and former mayor) Marion Barry is pulled after legal action. Via NBC4. Coverage of advertisement itself via DCist.


  • 2012.05.17
    RIP Donna Summer, gone from us at age 63. Via TMZ. Video of "Last Dance", via YouTube.


  • 2012.05.17
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signs several craft beer-related bills into law. Via All About Beer.


  • 2012.05.16
    Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," has died at age 75. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.05.16
    The cult of 100-point Cabernet Sauvignons. Via The Drinks Business.


  • 2012.05.15
    An essay on why "Modern 'craft' keg can be very good indeed, and certainly much better than badly kept cask." In Britain, a rift appears between older traditionalists and younger good beer drinkers. Via Zythophile.


  • 2012.05.13
    God is groovin' now. R&B bassist Duck Dunn has died at age 70. Via BBC.


  • 2012.05.11
    JP Morgan’s whopping $2 billion loss sends bank stocks down. Via Toronto Star.


  • 2012.05.11
    American Craft Beer Week, Frederick Beer Week, D.C Beer Week. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.05.10
    Maybe the world won't end on 21 December 2012. An excavation revealed, with new insights into Mayan astrology and calendar. Via Washington Post.


  • 2012.05.09
    Drinks giant conglomerate (Guinness, etc.) acts like a thug, and then is forced to offer public apology to small Scottish brewery BrewDog. Via Pete Brown Beer.


  • 2012.05.08
    Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are," and many other children's books, dies at age 83. Via CBS News. ["There must be more to life than having everything."]



    well-stocked refrigerator

  • 2012.05.07
    Can craft beer save America? The redemption of the economy may start with type of brew in your fridge. Via Salon.


  • 2012.05.07
    The Washington Post's take on the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference, on the state of craft beer, and on those breweries in Virginia and Maryland that won medals at the World Beer Cup.


  • 2012.05.07
    The Washington Post's take on the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference, on the state of craft beer, and on those breweries in Virginia and Maryland that won medals at the World Beer Cup.


  • 2012.05.06
    At the 2012 World Beer Cup, eight medals went to breweries in Virginia and Maryland. Recap via DC Beer.com.
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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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