Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 43/44, 2013.

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

Weeks 43/44
20 October - 2 November 2013

  • 2013.11.01
    Feliz Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Via Wikipedia.

  • 2013.10.30
    National Security Agency (NSA) has been secretly tapping all Google and Yahoo data transmissions, by Americans and non-Americans alike, worldwide. Via Yahoo.

    Mad pumpkins
  • 2013.10.29
    A brief history of American pumpkin beer. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • 2013.10.28
    A fire at the Yuengling brewery in Florida causes $1M in damage. Story via Christian Science Monitor. The damage was less than it could have been, says brewery manager. Story via UPI.

  • 2013.10.27
    Lou Reed, a seminal figure in, and pioneer of, American rock music, has died at age 71. Via Rolling Stone.

    American Brewery (02)
  • 2013.10.26
    Touring the renovated American Brewery, in Baltimore, Maryland. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.10.25
    Beer writer Stephen Beaumont doesn't care much for the world's newest strongest beer: Snake Venom, at 67.5% alcohol-by-volume.

  • 2013.10.25
    The (only?) 3 watershed discoveries of brewers, anywhere, ever. Via Beervana.

  • 2013.10.24
    Conan O'Brien's Triumph the Insult Dog visits the Great American Beer Festival.

  • 2013.10.23
    Jazz singer, Gloria Lynne, dies at age 83. Via Wikipedia. Most successful recording: I Wish You Love.

  • 2013.10.22
    Gallup poll finds 58% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. Via Forbes.

  • 2013.10.22
    Scaffolding to cover U.S. Capitol dome for 2 years during repairs. (Congress hiding from view?) Via WJLA-TV.

  • 2013.10.22
    The Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association and others work to overturn the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's ban on wholesaler participation at alcohol-related events at restaurants. Via Washington Business Journal.
  • 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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