A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
20 May - 9 June 2012
Birthday in Beer. Ray Daniels: beer educator is just one of the many 'craft' beer hats he wears. Via YFGF.
6.4 million passwords may have been stolen from LinkedIn website. Via ABC News.
'Transit of Venus.' Next won't occur for another 105 years. Via Wikipedia.
New evidence supports fat as the 6th basic taste, joining sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. Via Washington Post.
It's a big week for small and independent 'craft' brewers as Brewers Association presents SAVOR. Via Brewers Association.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signs a bill establishing a Farm Brewing license. Via Examiner.
4,000 hours of recorded, unreleased jazz discovered at loft of photo-essayist W. Washignton D.C> hosts DC Jazz Festival. Via DCist.
spacebar lands in Falls Church, Virginia. 24 beer taps, 19 grilled-cheese sandwiches. Via YFGF.
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.
The Museum of Endangered Sounds. Via The Atlantic.
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 WAMU.org.
Maryland grocery stores attempt to change the law into allowing them to sell beer and wine. Via Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws.
Philly Beer Week. Via The Omnivore.
6,000 hectares (70% to 100%) of Cotes-de-Provence and Coteaux-Varois vineyards destroyed after a heavy hail storm. Via The Drinks Business.
An Israeli orchestra to break a long boycott against performing Wagner's works in Israel. Via Haaretz.
New laws permit Washington, D.C. area breweries to conduct tours with samples for customers, and sales on-premise. Via Washington Post.
Stillwater Artisinal Ales opens a restaurant in hometown of Baltimore, Maryland: Of Love and Regret. Via Belgian Beer and Travel.
Washington D.C. bids farewell to Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go music. Via WAMU.
Doc Watson —folk musician, singer, and guitar player whose style influenced generations— has died at age 89. Via New York Times.
Proposed Virginia brewery —Center Of The Universe— announces plans to open in Ashland, Virginia. Via Musings Over A Pint.
'Craft' beer proving a hit at baseball parks. Via Associated Press.
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.
Milestone reached for American breweries. 2000 'craft' breweries now operate in the the U.S. Via Brewers Association.
"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 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.