Monday, January 14, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 51/52, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 51/51, 2012

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

Weeks 51/52
16 December - 31 December 2012

  • 2012.12.31
    White House beer, Virginia derecho beer, and District gin and relaxed liquor laws. A boozy year 2012 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Via

    Murtaugh of Hardywood Park

  • 2012.12.31
    A recapitulation of Virginia's burgeoning 'craft' brewery and beer scene in 2012. Via

  • 2012.12.29
    A tribute to Professor Emeritus Michael Lewis: at University of California at Davis, an educator to many current U.S. 'craft' brewers. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2012.12.29
    Only four states out of fifty (and Washington, D.C.) are without a (craft) brewers guild, but Mississippi is forming one in 2013. Via

    Menage a trois?
  • 2012.12.29
    The effect of alcohol in the human body. Via Johns Hopkins University, at the Huffington Post.

  • 2012.12.28
    Ray Collins, the guitarist who helped found the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa, has died. Via Rolling Stone.

  • 2012.12.27
    General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. general credited with leading U.S.-allied forces to a victory in the first Gulf War, dies at 78. Via ABC.

  • 2012.12.26
    Not just for old men, anymore. Rye whiskey sales have tripled over the last 5 years. Via NPR.

  • 2012.12.26
    The best photograph and/or digital image of (a) beer during 2012. Via A Good Beer Blog.

  • 2012.12.23
    "Shame on you!" says August Schell Brewery to Brewers Association as the latter de-lists the former, the nations's 2nd oldest family-owned brewery, as a craft brewery. Via BeerPulse.

    Roasted chestnuts
  • 2012.12.20
    Scientists attempt comeback of the American Chestnut tree, once considered the "redwood of the east." Via NPR.

  • 2012.12.20
    Trenchant comparison of the collapse of the 'craft' beer bubble of the late 1990s to the situation now. Via Jack Curtin: "The only thing we have to fear is bad beer."

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