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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Clamps and Gaskets: Week 15

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly wrap-upClamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories that I have not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com, but that, nevertheless, I find interesting or germane.

Most are concerned with beer, or wine, or whisk(e)y. Some are not. But all are brief. And many are re-posts from my Twitter account: twitter.com/cizauskas.

This is Week 15:
12 April - 18 April 2009

  • 2009.04.18
    Campaign for Real Ale (http://www.camra.org.uk) may vote today to allow ales served via cask breathers to be listed in Good Beer Guide.

  • 2009.04.18
    Grow your own .. hops, and barley that is. The Mad Fermentationist reviews 'The Homebrewer's Garden'. http://bit.ly/p0EXH

  • 2009.04.18
    The Wall Street Journal reports that OVERALL US beer sales ar
    e down 4% in the first two months of 2009. http://bit.ly/39KFBw. What are the figures for 'craft' beer for the first two months?

  • 2009.04.18
    The Wall Street Journal reports that sales of imported beer fell 19% in the first two months of 2009. http://bit.ly/o0O1G

  • 2009.04.17
    Just Drinks.com reports the first fall in US wine sales in 15 years. http:
    //tinyurl.com/dmnanz

  • 2009.04.17
    Real Beer Wars: In Alabama, freethehops.org is fighting to pass the Gourmet Beer Bill, allowing beers of greater than 6% abv. http://bit.ly/RDl02

  • 2009.04.15
    Wine giant Constellation Brands posts a 2008 loss of $301million, to cut 5% of its global workforce. http://bit.ly/Qp8H

  • 2009.04.15
    Got $82 million? Anheuser-Busch InBev selling Rolling Rock. There's probably a discount. http://bit.ly/xrdJ

  • 2009.04.14
    Read jack Curtin's blog piece on baseball Philadelphia Phillies longtime announcer Harry Kalas who died suddenly on Monday before the Washington DC Nationals home opener. http://bit.ly/Rm6d5

  • 2009.04.14
    11 Useful Twitter Tools That Don’t Require Your Password: http://tinyurl.com/chsp6d

  • 2009.04.08
    Wall Street Journal reports that cyberspies penetrated the U.S. electrical grid; Homeland Security had no comment. http://tinyurl.com/dbcp84

  • 2009.04.14
    Beer wars in real life: MolsonCoors files suit in Puerto Rico against a lower excise tax exemption there for small brewers. http://bit.ly/ctbXp

  • 2009.04.14
    Why the Mad Fermentationist WON'T be going to the Beer Wars movie. http://bit.ly/1a1LCa (Read the comments as well.)

  • 2009.04.12
    Want to guarantee that your pint of beer IS actually 16 oz? @Beervana has a new Facebook page for the Honest Pint Project. http://tinyurl.com/dkxyle

  • 2009.04.12
    Jay Brooks of Brookston beer Bulletin to
    assume the late Bill Brand's Bottoms Up blog and Oakland Tribune newspaper column. http://tinyurl.com/ctl8zd

  • Camilla the Hun of DC Roller Girls and Jeff Wells of Ale Street News
  • 2009.04.11
    http://twitpic.com/362q8 - Camilla the Hun of DC Roller Girls stopped by the Rock Bottom Brewpub in Arlington Virginia for the International Cask Ale Toast.
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