A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
12 August - 1 September 2012
The White House releases the recipes for its Honey Ale and Honey Porter (both partial extract homebrews). Via Huffington Post.
A farewell to summer: The Gin Rickey. Via Washington Post Food.
Beer Connoisseur Magazine finds farmhouse brewing in Lithuania. Via Tikrus Alus.
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.
Norton: "The Real American Grape/" A changing opinion on its merits. Via Washington Post.
NU.S. Brewers Association creates Draught Beer Quality website.
Republicans officially nominate Mitt Romney for president at their national convention. Via Yahoo News.
New Richmond, Virginia, brewery, Hardywood Craft, already successful enough to add 19,000 foot expansion. Via Richmond BizSense.
Influential U.S. hop producer and vendor, Henry von Eichel, chief executive of John I. Haas Inc., dies at 64. Via Washington Post.
200th anniversary commemoration of Second Battle of Manassas of U.S.Civil War. Via WTOP.
Was nations' largest beer wholesaler paying bounties to remove a competitor's draft lines? Via DCBeer.com.
A tour of Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, Maryland's newest brewery (and the city's only production brewery). Via YFGF.
The inaugural Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, and the winner of the 2012 Virginia Craft Beer Cup. Via YFGF.
The vodka so dangerous you should never drink it straight. Naga Chilli Vodka: 250,000 Scoville units. Via Gizmodo.
Merriam-Webster has added the phrase "craft beer" to its dictionary. Via Associated Press.
A review of a day trip along the Virginia Brew Ridge Trail. Via Roaming the Planet.
"Koelschip, the engine of sour-beer production. Basically a shallow steel bathtub." Sour beer, via Wall Street Journal.
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 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.