Monday, February 24, 2014

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 6/7, 2014.

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

Weeks 6/7
2 February 2014 - 15 February 2014

  • 2014.02.14
    The dramatically dropping price of French Champagne in the U.K., and its effects on production and image. Via Off Licence News.

  • 2014.02.08
    A recap of recent studies on health benefits of beer and of the risks of overindulgence. Via Craft Beer.

  • 2014.02.07
    Birthday in beer. John Hickenlooper, the Governor of Colorado, and a craft beer pioneer. Before he was Governor, before he was mayor of Denver, Hickenlooper opened the city's first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing. Via Wikipedia.

  • 2014.02.07
    The good, the bad, and the reality of Anheuser-Busch Inbev's purchase of Long Island, New York, 'craft' brewery, Blue Point. Via Brew York. More about the purchase, via Brewbound.

  • Cask pour? You must be joking.
  • 2014.02.07
    How the perception of quality of cloudy vs. 'clear' beer has evolved over the last century. Via Boak and Bailey.

  • 2014.02.06
    Fred Bueltmann, owner of New Holland Brewing, takes umbrage with Bob Dylan's advertisement for Chrysler that can be thought to insult American craft beer. Via MLive.

  • 2014.02.06
    Virginia's new governor Terry McAuliffe improves the alcoholic beverage selection at the Governor's mansion, including craft beer, at his own expense. Via Washington Post.

  • Jupiter's Legacy Cider Flute & Bottle (01)
  • 2014.02.05
    The United States Association of Cider Makers elects a new Board of Directors, including Charlotte Shelton of Virginia's Albemarle Cider Works. Via Brewbound.

  • 2014.02.05
    Malt dust is a potential explosion hazard in breweries and malthouses. Bairds Malt in U.K. suffers a malt-dust explosion; employee injured. Via Essex Chronicle.
  • Clamps and Gaskets is a (usually) bi-weekly wrap-up of stories on beer (or wine, or whisky); although some are 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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