Monday, November 12, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 44/45, 2012

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

Weeks 44/45
28 October - 10 November 2012

  • 2012.11.08
    The Brewers Association announced that SAVOR —its annual food-with-beer exposition— will move from Washington, D.C. to New York City in 2013. To return in 2014.

  • 2012.11.08
    Bordeaux winemakers express cautious optimism for its low yielding 2012 vintage. Via The Drinks Business.

    Portner Brewing Historical Plaque (02)
  • 2012.11.07
    Great-great granddaughters of 19th century Virginia brewer Robert Portner plan to re-open Portner Brewery as brewpub in Alexandria, Virginia. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.11.07
    Like wine stored in caves, Belgian brewery Cantillon is aging its lambic beer in World War II bunkers. Via Belgian Beer and Travel.

  • 2012.11.07
    Many political pundits' forecasts were wrong, but not those of 'geek' Nate Silver. Via Tech Crunch.

  • 2012.11.06
    Barack Obama winner of 2012 Presidential election; to serve second term. The last time America has had three consecutive two-term Presidents was 1801-1825: Jefferson, Madison, Monroe. Via Huffington Post.

  • 2012.11.05
    The average price for beer at the 32 NFL stadiums is not cheap. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2012.11.04
    The National Christmas Tree, a 73-foot Engelmann Spruce, was harvested near Meeker, Colorado. Now, on its way to U.S. Capitol. Via NPR News.

  • 2012.11.01
    For its 30th anniversary, Sierra Nevada Brewing to release a whiskey-barrel-aged iteration of Bigfoot Barleywine. Via My Beer Buzz.

    Hopyards @Stillpoint Farms (03)
  • 2012.10.31
    Litchi, mango, orange: the flavors & scarcity of Citra hops. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.10.31
    "The Plot to Destroy America's Beer." How Anheuser Busch-InBev is changing the company, and, maybe, the beers. Via Bloomberg.

  • 2012.10.31
    A master of the history of ideas, historian Jaques Barzun dies at 104. Via Washington Post.

    Tree down on Lincoln Ave
  • 2012.10.31
    Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as well as the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Via Wikipedia.

  • 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
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