A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
1 July - 21 July 2012
'Craft' beer sales up 12.6% for 2012. IPA is fastest growing category, and most purchased 'craft' style. Via Shanken News Daily.
Birthday in beer: Carol Stoudt: craft beer pioneer going strong.
Study finds nicotinamide riboside, a molecule in beer, to boost metabolism while preventing weight gain and diabetes. Via Jaime Jurado on Facebook.
Boston University study finds those aged 50+ who drink "in moderation" have better quality of life than teetotalers. Via MSN.
Folk singer, composer, and social activist Woody Guthrie would have been 100 years old today. Via NPR.
The Beer Philosopher asks: Can 'craft' beer be filtered or pasteurized?
The Beer Scribe says that fewer people are reading beer blogs.
The U.S. Beer Bloggers Conference was held 13-15 July 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Yahoo confirms server breach: over 400,000 accounts compromised. Via Engadget.
The Rolling Stones played their first gig 50 years ago today. Via NBC News.
PETA recognizes Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for vegetarian fare. Via DCist.
Draught wine making a comeback. Is it a more sustainable, profitable alternative to bottled wine? Via Triple Pundit.
New Washington, D.C. brewery 3 Stars begins brewing. Via YFGF.
Boston Beer Company (maker of Sam Adams) stock falls nearly 7% after UBS downgrades its analysis to ‘sell.’ Via BeerPulse.
Feast day of Saint Arnold - Roman Catholic patron saint of hop pickers & brewers - celebrated today. Via Wikipedia.
Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died, at age 95. Via CNN.
The subtle science of Scotch Whisky: Master Blender Rachel Barrie of Morrison Bowmore Distillers has a great nose. Via Wall Street Journal.
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, at 19, is youngest position player ever to be in baseball's All-Star game. Via Washington Post.
Higgs boson particle discovered: "the final piece of the Standard Model of physics, which describes the interactions of all subatomic particles and forces, and is required to give all other particles their mass." Via Wired Science.
Andy Griffith, actor, TV sheriff From Mayberry, dies at 86. Via New York Times.
- * YFGF is several weeks behind in its updates for Clamps & Gaskets. While 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.
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