Monday, August 27, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 21/22/23, 2012

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

Weeks 21/22/23
20 May - 9 June 2012

  • 2012.06.09
    Birthday in Beer. Ray Daniels: beer educator is just one of the many 'craft' beer hats he wears. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.06.07
    6.4 million passwords may have been stolen from LinkedIn website. Via ABC News.

  • 2012.06.05
    'Transit of Venus.' Next won't occur for another 105 years. Via Wikipedia.

  • 2012.06.05
    New evidence supports fat as the 6th basic taste, joining sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.06.04
    It's a big week for small and independent 'craft' brewers as Brewers Association presents SAVOR. Via Brewers Association.

    Brewery on a hill: Stillpoint Farm (02)
  • 2012.06.04
    Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signs a bill establishing a Farm Brewing license. Via Examiner.

  • 2012.06.04
    4,000 hours of recorded, unreleased jazz discovered at loft of photo-essayist W. Washignton D.C> hosts DC Jazz Festival. Via DCist.

  • 2012.06.03
    spacebar lands in Falls Church, Virginia. 24 beer taps, 19 grilled-cheese sandwiches. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.06.03
    Ernesto Igot -25 years brewmaster for San Miguel in the Phillipines, and 10 at Heavy Seas Brewing in Baltimore, Maryland- has retired from the brewing industry. From YFGF, on Flickr.

  • 2012.06.03
    The Museum of Endangered Sounds. Via The Atlantic.

  • 2012.06.03
    The business of 'craft' beer, as discussed by Julia Hertz of the Brewers Association, Greg Engert of Churchkey, and Greg Kitsock of the Washington Post. Via Kojo Nnamdi Show on

  • 2012.06.01
    Maryland grocery stores attempt to change the law into allowing them to sell beer and wine. Via Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws.

  • 2012.06.01
    Philly Beer Week. Via The Omnivore.

  • 2012.05.30
    6,000 hectares (70% to 100%) of Cotes-de-Provence and Coteaux-Varois vineyards destroyed after a heavy hail storm. Via The Drinks Business.

  • 2012.05.30
    An Israeli orchestra to break a long boycott against performing Wagner's works in Israel. Via Haaretz.

    DC Brau tasting room
  • 2012.05.30
    New laws permit Washington, D.C. area breweries to conduct tours with samples for customers, and sales on-premise. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.05.30
    Stillwater Artisinal Ales opens a restaurant in hometown of Baltimore, Maryland: Of Love and Regret. Via Belgian Beer and Travel.

  • 2012.05.30
    Washington D.C. bids farewell to Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go music. Via WAMU.

  • 2012.05.30
    Doc Watson —folk musician, singer, and guitar player whose style influenced generations— has died at age 89. Via New York Times.

  • 2012.05.29
    Proposed Virginia brewery —Center Of The Universe— announces plans to open in Ashland, Virginia. Via Musings Over A Pint.

    Local beer at Nationals (04)
  • 2012.05.28
    'Craft' beer proving a hit at baseball parks. Via Associated Press.

  • 2012.05.26
    Stift Engelszell -soon-to-be certified as world's 8th Trappist brewery- in Austria, releases its first beer: Gregorius, a 9.7% alcohol-by-volume ale. Via Belgian Beer and Travel.

  • 2012.05.24
    Milestone reached for American breweries. 2000 'craft' breweries now operate in the the U.S. Via Brewers Association.

  • 2012.05.20
    "The Voice That Made You Fall in Love With Lieder:' Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has died at age 86. Via New York Times.

  • * YFGF is several weeks behind on updates for Clamps & Gaskets. While the column gets 'current', readers can expect several consecutive Mondays of 3-week summaries.
  • 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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