Monday, October 01, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 33/34/35, 2012

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

Weeks 33/34/35
12 August - 1 September 2012

  • 2012.09.01
    The White House releases the recipes for its Honey Ale and Honey Porter (both partial extract homebrews). Via Huffington Post.

    At summer's end: Gin Rickey
  • 2012.09.01
    A farewell to summer: The Gin Rickey. Via Washington Post Food.

  • 2012.08.31
    Beer Connoisseur Magazine finds farmhouse brewing in Lithuania. Via Tikrus Alus.

  • 2012.08.30
    On the 5th anniversary of the death of beer writer Michael Jackson, a story about an upcoming movie on his life: Beer Hunter: The Movie. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.08.29
    Norton: "The Real American Grape/" A changing opinion on its merits. Via Washington Post.

    Cleaning the tap
  • 2012.08.28
    NU.S. Brewers Association creates Draught Beer Quality website.

  • 2012.08.28
    Republicans officially nominate Mitt Romney for president at their national convention. Via Yahoo News.

  • 2012.08.28
    New Richmond, Virginia, brewery, Hardywood Craft, already successful enough to add 19,000 foot expansion. Via Richmond BizSense.

  • 2012.08.27
    Influential U.S. hop producer and vendor, Henry von Eichel, chief executive of John I. Haas Inc., dies at 64. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.08.26
    200th anniversary commemoration of Second Battle of Manassas of U.S.Civil War. Via WTOP.

  • 2012.08.26
    Was nations' largest beer wholesaler paying bounties to remove a competitor's draft lines? Via

    Union Craft Brewing_est. 2012
  • 2012.08.25
    A tour of Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, Maryland's newest brewery (and the city's only production brewery). Via YFGF.

  • 2012.08.25
    The inaugural Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, and the winner of the 2012 Virginia Craft Beer Cup. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.08.22
    The vodka so dangerous you should never drink it straight. Naga Chilli Vodka: 250,000 Scoville units. Via Gizmodo.

  • 2012.08.14
    Merriam-Webster has added the phrase "craft beer" to its dictionary. Via Associated Press.

  • 2012.08.14
    A review of a day trip along the Virginia Brew Ridge Trail. Via Roaming the Planet.

  • 2012.08.14
    "Koelschip, the engine of sour-beer production. Basically a shallow steel bathtub." Sour beer, via Wall Street Journal.

  • 2012.08.13
    3 cheers for 3 Stars Brewing: Washington, D.C.'s newest brewery. Via YFGF.

  • * 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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