Monday, April 29, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 15/16, 2013.

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

Weeks 15/16
7 April 2013 - 20 April 2013

  • 2013.04.19
    Police kill one suspect in Boston Marathon bombing; second suspect captured alive. Via CNN.

    Good fermentables tasting (02)
  • 2013.04.17
    Blaufrankisch: Austria’s silky, sour red wine. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.

  • 2013.04.13
    American 'craft' beer catches on in Britain, inspires brewers. "There's a hipster cachet to it," says British beer writer Melissa Cole. Via BBC.

  • 2013.04.13
    "Small and independent American craft brewers ...are one of the country’s fastest-growing employment sectors." Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing, via Roll Call.

  • 2013.04.12
    Bordeaux 'first growth' winery Château Margaux experimenting with “voodoo” of biodynamics. Via The Drinks Business.

    Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
  • 2013.04.12
    Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. "We never really advertised much. I've thought it better to focus on the beer." Via Inc.

  • 2013.04.11
    The top 50 breweries, and the top 50 'craft' breweries, in the U.S. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.04.09
    "A dirty little secret of the craft beer industry is that we are growing on the shoulders of a beer style —IPA— that has a very short shelf life." Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing at Craft Brewers Conference. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.04.09
    Sly Fox Brewing, of Pennsylvania, is first brewery in U.S., large or small, to introduce the 'topless' beer can. Via Today Show.

  • 2013.04.09
    How Pabst Blue Ribbon won its blue ribbon in 1893 ... sort of. Via Mental Floss.

  • 2013.04.08
    'Craft' breweries ask Congress for tax cut: Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce (BREW) Act. Via New York Times.

  • 2013.04.08
    Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, has died of a stroke at age 87. Via Yahoo News.

    BAM meets BAM
  • 2013.04.07
    U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, joins the Senate Small Brewers Caucus. Via Maryland Brewers Association.

  • 2013.04.07
    On 7 April 1933, beer of 3.2% alcohol and less was made legal, although actual Prohibition wouldn't be repealed until 5 December 1933. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.04.07
    The State of Oregon poised to designate beer yeast as the state's official microbe. Via Beervana.

  • 2013.04.07
    Suspicious fire damages two New Belgium Brewery buildings in Asheville, North Carolina. Via BeerPulse.

  • 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. Most are brief, and many are re-posts from
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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