A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
10 June - 30 June 2012
Aggressive storm, called a derecho, knocks out power to more than one million in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. Via Huffington Post. YFGF photos: here.
In split decision, Supreme Court upholds the individual mandate of the Affordable Health Care Act, but as a tax. Via New York Times.
Cider making a 'comeback' in U.S., especially by big breweries. Via Washington Post.
Maryland's Heavy Seas Brewing Company hires former Sam Adams brewer as Director of Brewing Operations. Via YFGF.
Despite more consolidation among big breweries, beer blogger Beervana says fans of 'craft beer' need not be concerned.
The best restaurants, chefs, and bars in the Washington, D.C. area, as voted upon for the 2012 Rammy Awards of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. Via the Washington City Paper.
Supreme Court strikes down portions of Arizona immigration law , but allows 'show me your papers' provision. Via Washington Post.
2012 International Cheesemonger Invitational: Washington, D.C.'s Adam Smith of Cowgirl Creamery crowned champion. Via Cheese and Champagne.
It's the "Summer of Riesling": 22 June through 20 September, 2012.
Fraud scandal threatens Burgundy's vaunted reputation. Via New York Times.
Pitcher Roger Clemens found not guilty of all charges in perjury trial. Via ESPN.
The War of 1812, fought between the United Sates and the British empire, began on this date in 1812. Via Wikipedia.
Brewer Terry Hawbaker leaves Farmer's Cabinet Brewery in Alexandria, Virginia, after less than a year and just as distribution begins ... but only in Pennsylvania. Via Lew Bryson.
Senate Small Brewers Caucus members 1012 roll: here. House Small Brewers Caucus 2012 roster: here
Lost Rhino Brewing of Ashburn, Virginia, ferments a wheat beer with a 'wild,' native Virginia yeast. Via DC Beer.
It's Bloomsday 2012, and the 90th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses. Via Borderbend Arts Collective.
The top 20 U.S. markets for craft beer drinking, percentage-wise. Via [The Original] Beer in Baltimore.
Sandor Katz: author, Art of Fermentation: "The flavorful space between fresh and rotten." Via Fresh Air.
4,000 hours of jazz recorded at loft of photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith, discovered. Via Indy Week.
British beer historian, Martyn Cornell, tastes 137-year old beer: bottle of Allsopp's 1875 Arctic Ale. Via Zythophile.
- * YFGF is several weeks behind in its updates for Clamps & Gaskets. As the column becomes '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.