Monday, June 22, 2015

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 18/19, 2015.

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

Weeks 18/19
26 April - 9 May 2015

  • 2015.05.08
    Mild Ales are disappearing in the U.K., the land of their birth; but are re-appearing in the U.S.
    —Via Tony Naylor at The Guardian.

  • 2015.05.08
    Remembering VE Day (Victory in Europe). Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies, today, 70 years ago.
    —Via Wikipedia.

  • 2015.05.08
    Remember the Lusitania! A German U-boat sank the passenger liner 100 years ago today, while the U.S. was still officially neutral. 1,195 died.
    —Via Smithsonian.

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  • 2015.05.06
    Since its publication in 2012, the "The Oxford Companion to Beer," has been recognized as a standard reference on beer. For a list of errata (and corrections), go to A Good Beer Blog, compiled there by beer writer, Alan McLeod.

  • 2015.05.05
    Cinco de Mayo: not celebrated much in Mexico, but an excuse for beer-drinking (beer-selling) in the United States. Mexico celebrates its actual Independence Day on 16 September.
    —Via Long Beach Post.

  • 2015.05.01
    He stood by us. Famed R&B singer, Ben E. King, has died at 76.
    —Via The Guardian.

  • 2015.05.01
    After city riots, Baltimore, Maryland's chief prosecutor charged six police officers with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of unarmed civilian, Freddie Gray.
    —Via New York Times.

  • 2015.04.29
    After a Massachusetts 'craft' brewery complained, the state investigated a Massachusetts 'craft beer' wholesaler, and fined it for illegal 'pay-to-play' practices.
    —Via Boston Globe.

  • 2015.04.29
    Developer ordered to recreate and rebuild historic London pub, the Carlton Tavern, after illegally demolishing it.
    —Via London Evening Standard.

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  • 2015.04.28
    'Craft' breweries find the cost of whiskey barrels has jumped 34% in one year.
    —Via Bryan D. Roth at This Is Why I'm Drunk.

  • 2015.04.28
    One more departing of the before-'craft beer' and early-'craft beer' era. Maurice Coja, erstwhile proprietor of Washington D.C.'s internationally renowned Brickskeller, an emporium that once boasted a menu of over one thousand beers, has died at 83.

  • 2015.04.27
    American 'craft' brewery, Brooklyn Brewing, to operate Norwegian brewery, E.C. Dahls, in collaboration with Denmark-based Carlsberg, fifth largest brewery group in the world.
    —Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2015.04.26
    Others have joked about a 'session' Double IPA, an oxymoron. Shmaltz Brewing, of New York, has actually brewed one. It designates its beer "Wishbone," tongue-in-cheek, a "Session Double IPA" ... at 8% alcohol.
    —Via My Beer Buzz.

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  • 2014.04.26
    "While a little haziness might be forgiven, there is no excuse for beers that look like 'chicken soup.' "
    —Via U.C. Davis Professor Charlie Bamforth, at Tandleman's Beer Blog.

  • YFGF has been remiss: feature Clamps and Gaskets is several weeks behind the calendar. There will be a Monday post, every week until things are set right.

  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not.
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