A bi-weekly*, non-comprehensive, roundup
of news of beer and other things.
22 September - 13 October 2012
The results of the 31st Great American Beer Festival. Via YFGF.
Bardo Rodeo, long-departed Arlington, Virginia, brewpub has plans re-open in northeast Washington, D.C. Via YFGF.
Brewery Vivant is the first LEED-certified production brewery in the United States. V
The OCBeer Wiki currently lists more than 200 corrections to The Oxford Companion to Beer, to almost 20% of the book's total entries. Via Zythophile.
Tours of two soon-to-open Virginia breweries: Center of the Universe Brewing (via Richmond Beermeister) and Beer Hound Brewery (via Fuggled).
The "avant-garde ales" of planned Washington, D.C. brewpub, Right Proper Brewing Company. Via Washington City Paper.
After 79 years: Washington, D.C., no longer last. The historic baseball season of the Washington Nationals. Via YFGF.
Is national brewpub chain, Gordon-Biersch, opening a 2nd Washington, D.C. location, this one near to Nationals Park in southeast DC? Via JDLand.
The re-resurgence of lager ... at 'craft' breweries. Via Washington Post.
The growth of the Virginia cider business. Via Washington Post wine writer Dave Mcintyre.
Three 'craft' brewsters to watch, as selected by Serious Eats.
According to the 2012 Cask Ale Report for the UK, cask ale sales in Britain have surpassed draft beer sales. Via Pete Brown.
October 2012 is Virginia Wine Month. Via YFGF.
A Maryland brewery has plans to open in Ocean City, along the boardwalk: Shorebilly. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.
Two books on beer by respected authors slated for 4th quarter 2012 release. "Shakespeare's Local" by Pete Brown. "For the Love of Hops" by Stan Hieronymus.
Useful, small list of northwest 'fresh-hop' hop descriptions. Via Beervana.
Amazon may once again be trying its hand at the wine direct-to-consumer business. Via Mashable.
September 28th is the feast day of the Roman Catholic saint of brewers. Via Musings Over A Pint.
Camden Yards, home ballpark to Major League Baseball team Baltimore Orioles, one of only two ballparks in nation to offer cask-conditioned ale on a regular basis. Via YFGF.
Large earthquake's unusual patterns puzzle scientists; may signal upcoming significant changes to Earth's crust. Via NPR News.
The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission conducted tests in the 1950s to determine if canned and bottled beer, near to a nuclear explosion, would remain safe to drink. Via Robert Krulwich of NPR News.
Newborn giant panda dies at National Zoo, in Washington, D.C. Via Huffington Post.
Oktoberfest 2012 begins at noon, Saturday 22 September, in Munich, Germany, and continues through Sunday, 7 October. Via Wikipedia.
The Autumnal Equinox occurred at 10:49 am on the US east coast. Via National Geographic.
- * 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.