A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
3 November- 23 November 2013
In May 2013, Yahoo/Flickr's re-design was bad for photographers; in November 2013, even more so. "If you don't like it," Yahoo's silence appeared to tell the community, "then get lost." Via Michel Stutz (at Huffington Post).
A solemn date, today: the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Via Washington Post.
While still small, the number of 'craft' breweries is on the rise in Beijing, and all of China. Via The Drinks Business.
Doris Lessing —Nobel Prize-winning novelist on gender politics, race, ideology— dies at age 94. Via Los Angeles Times.
Mavis Batey —one of the Enigma code-breakers of World War II— dies a British hero at age 92. Via Washington Post.
The Wine Spectator Magazine releases its Top 100 Wines List for 2013.
The U.S. is in the middle of the curve for global alcohol consumption. Via Geo Currents.
A tour of Washington D.C.'s newest brewpub-to-be, Right Proper, scheduled to open in December 2013. Via Washington City Paper.
Leesburg, Virginia, is becoming a 'craft' beer and brewery hub for northern Virginia. Via Fritz Hahn (at Washington Post).
Virginia Cider Week: 15-24 November 2013.
Guy Fawkes Day! Or should that be Guido Fawkes Day? Via Wikipedia.
"Hatching Twitter", a history of the dysfunctional birth of the social media site Twitter, written by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton. Review by Mashable.
- Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly (usually) 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.