A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.
24 November- 7 December 2013
"... December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy ...". Via History Matters.
December 6 is the feast day of the Christian Saint Nicholas of Myra: the inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus, and the patron saint of brewers. Via YFGF.
Nelson Mandela dies at age 95. Via LA Times.
"Eighty years of drink." Prohibition was repealed on 5 December 1933. Via YFGF.
'Craft" brewer Dogfish Head trademarks an Indian word for "hello." Upsets a fellow 'craft' brewer. Good business or “cultural imperialism”? Via Street Food Locator.
The Richmond Squirrels —Richmond, Virginia, AA professional baseball team— contract with local 'craft' brewery to produce a beer for the team.
Richmond, Virginia, artists create artwork on brewery casks. Via Richmond Times-Dispatch.
"To give thanks is a matter of joy; should that be confined by excessive sobriety?" Beer writer Michael Jackson writing for the Washington Post in 1983, on pairing beer with the Thanksgiving meal. Via Beer Hunter.
The story of the 19th century woman who created Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Via Smithsonian Magazine.
- 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.