Monday, September 17, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 30/31/32, 2012

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

Weeks 30/31/32
22 July - 11 August 2012

  • 2012.08.11
    Sake 'micro'-brewery to open in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2013, only the 4th in the U.S. Via

  • 2012.08.11
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chooses Rep. Paul Ryan to be his Vice-Presidential running mate. Via Washington Post.

    Tim Hillman: 1963-2012
  • 2012.08.10
    Tim Hillman: A Gentleman of Maryland Beer. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.08.10
    New Maryland brewery, Ruhlman (Farmhouse) Brewery, opens in Carroll County. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.

  • 2012.08.09
    Washington, D.C. and Maryland good beer fans lend a helping hand to Bethesda, Maryland, publican Greg Hourigan. Via YFGF.

    Hugh Sisson talks
  • 2012.08.09
    Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Brewing discusses 'gypsy brewers.' They respond. Via Beer Pulse.

  • 2012.08.08
    Washington DC's newest brewery, 3 Stars Brewing debuts its beers. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.08.08
    The story of National Premium's rebirth. Via Baltimore City Paper.

  • 2012.08.08
    How to open a beer bottle with a dollar bill (and other valuable techniques). Via Bar Tricks.

  • 2012.08.07
    Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway composer, dies at 68. Via New York Times.

  • 2012.08.08
    Monocacy Brewing opens in Frederick, Maryland. Via WTOP Radio.

  • 2012.08.06
    Smartmouth Brewing Company announces plans to open in Norfolk, Virginia. Via Inside Business.

  • 2012.08.06
    After voyage of 324 million miles, Rover Curiosity touches down on Mars, on schedule at 1:32am EDT. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.08.04
    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.

  • 2012.08.03
    Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell increases state support of in-state wineries. Via WVIR-TV.

  • 2012.08.03
    In Cannes, France: a winery at ... a monastery. Via

  • 2012.08.02
    August 2nd, 2012: International IPA Day.

    Presenting: Garrett Oliver
  • 2012.07.29
    Birthday in beer: Garrett Oliver, author, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2012.07.27
    The official beer of the London Olympics will be ... Heineken. Via Brewers' Guardian.

  • 2012.07.25
    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 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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