A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
22 July - 11 August 2012
Sake 'micro'-brewery to open in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2013, only the 4th in the U.S. Via BlueRidgeNow.com.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chooses Rep. Paul Ryan to be his Vice-Presidential running mate. Via Washington Post.
Tim Hillman: A Gentleman of Maryland Beer. Via YFGF.
New Maryland brewery, Ruhlman (Farmhouse) Brewery, opens in Carroll County. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.
Washington, D.C. and Maryland good beer fans lend a helping hand to Bethesda, Maryland, publican Greg Hourigan. Via YFGF.
Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Brewing discusses 'gypsy brewers.' They respond. Via Beer Pulse.
Washington DC's newest brewery, 3 Stars Brewing debuts its beers. Via Washington Post.
The story of National Premium's rebirth. Via Baltimore City Paper.
How to open a beer bottle with a dollar bill (and other valuable techniques). Via Bar Tricks.
Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway composer, dies at 68. Via New York Times.
Monocacy Brewing opens in Frederick, Maryland. Via WTOP Radio.
Smartmouth Brewing Company announces plans to open in Norfolk, Virginia. Via Inside Business.
After voyage of 324 million miles, Rover Curiosity touches down on Mars, on schedule at 1:32am EDT. Via Washington Post.
The number of 'farmers markets' in the U.S. increased 9.6% in past year. Now, 7,864 registered markets. (In 1994, there were 1,744.) Via Huffington Post.
Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell increases state support of in-state wineries. Via WVIR-TV.
In Cannes, France: a winery at ... a monastery. Via MarketPlace.org.
August 2nd, 2012: International IPA Day.
Birthday in beer: Garrett Oliver, author, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
The official beer of the London Olympics will be ... Heineken. Via Brewers' Guardian.
Birthday in Beer: Paul Gatza, the director of the U.S. (small) Brewers Association.
- * 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.
- The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.