Monday, January 28, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 1/2, 2013.

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

Weeks 1/2
1 January 2013 - 12 January 2013

  • 2013.01.12
    Homebrew inflation! A bottle of White House Honey Ale fetches $1,200 at a charity auction. Via Time Magazine.


  • 2013.01.12
    The black market for 'craft' beer. Via Christian DeBenedetti on Slate.


  • 2013.01.12
    A new beer flavor wheel, with flavor descriptors rather than chemical compounds. Via Mark Dredge.


    Michael Jackson's autograph (2006)
  • 2013.01.12
    "Beer Hunter: The Movie" on the career of seminal beer writer Michael Jackson, advance screening announced for 27 March 2013 in Washington, D.C. Via YFGF.


  • 2013.01.12
    Lunch with Mike McCarthy, past executive brewer at Washington, D.C.'s Capitol City Brewing Company. Lots of great stuff on & off record. Via YFGF.


  • 2013.01.08
    A small movement within craft beer towards session beer. Via Greg Kitsock of Washington Post.


  • 2013.01.08
    In an ever retrenching beer wholesaler environment, DOPS —long-time beer/wine distributor in Maryland and Washington, D.C.— sells the 'rights' to 7 'craft' beer brands. Via Brewbound.



    Hop Cannon @Lost Rhino
  • 2013.01.05
    Towards an East Coast style of IPA? Jonathan Reeves brewer at Port City Brewing, of Alexandria, Virginia, opines.


  • 2013.01.02
    "Tennessee Waltz" singer Patti Page dies at age 85. Via AP.


  • 2013.01.02
    Building a quantum computer, which would rely on the quantum properties of particles to run certain types of calculations blazingly fast. Via Science News.



    Falls Church Market 003
  • 2013.01.01
    The ten biggest Napa-centric wine business stories of 2012. Via Napa Valley Register.
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  • 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.

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