Monday, September 16, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 33/34, 2013.

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

Weeks 33/34
11 August - 24 August 2013

  • 2013.08.24
    Thousands gather in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Via Washington Post.

  • 2013.08.24
    The 2nd annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest (and Virginia Brewers Cup) at Devils Backbone Brewery, in Roseland, Virginia.

  • 2013.08.23
    Virginia brewery Starr Hill wins best American cask ale at the Great British Beer Festival for its Bourbon Barrel Cryptical. Via All About Beer.

  • 2013.08.23
    Maryland beer to again be poured at Baltimore Ravens' M&T Stadium: Flying Dog Brewing, of Frederick, Maryland.

  • 2013.08.22
    World-wide, how long the average worker needs to work to earn enough for a beer. From The Economist, via YFGF.

  • 2013.08.22
    Jack Daniels to undergo 2-year $100 million expansion to its Tennessee distillery, the largest expansion in its history. Via WTOP News.

  • 2013.08.22
    Bluejacket —the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's long-awaited brewpub— scheduled to open in October near Nationals Ballpark in southeast Washington, D.C. Via WTOP News. Another look via DC Eater.

  • 2013.08.22
    "Craft brewers are among the worst offenders of beer freshness." Mitch Steele, brewmaster for Stone Brewery muses on beer quality or lack thereof.

  • 2013.08.21
    21 August 2013 would have been the 200th birthday of the father of Pilsner beer: Josef Groll. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2013.08.21
    A blue moon is really not the 2nd full moon in one month. Via Sky & Telescope.

  • 2013.08.21
    Jazz pianist Marian McPartland, NPR's 'Piano Jazz' host, has died at 95. Via NPR.

  • 2013.08.20
    The great American crime novelist, Elmore Leonard, has died at age 87. Via CBS News.

  • 2013.08.19
    U.S. craft brewers refute false charges about ingredients. Via Maureen Ogle.

  • 2013.08.18
    Toward an American-style of cask-conditioned ale. Via YFGF.

    Lost Rhino found @Shirlington
  • 2013.08.16
    Virginia brewery Lost Rhino produces first all-Virginian-ingredient beer of modern era. Via DC Beer.

  • 2013.08.16
    Contract brewing and alternating proprietorships. Does it matter where your beer is made? Via Adrienne So on Slate.

  • 2013.08.14
    In eloquent praise of small beer. Via Beervana's Jeff Alworth at YFGF.

  • 2013.08.13
    Is beer falling to wine as America's favorite beverage? No, says Julia Herz of Brewers Association, reexamining a Gallup poll. Via Huffington Post.

  • 2013.08.12
    A 2nd mobile beer canning service to open in mid-Atlantic area, in 2014. Via Brewbound.

    Russell & Brooks
    Don Russell (r) with Jay Brooks of Brookston Beer Bulletin
  • 2013.08.11
    "Just call me U.S. Ambassador Sixpack." Joe Russell aka Joe Six Pack of the Philadelphia Daily News visits Lithuania.

  • 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
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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