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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Week 19

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 19:
10 May - 16 May 2009

  • 2009.05.16
    While things may be stable for craft breweries, NOT so for many beer consumers. Craft beer pricing http://tinyurl.com/ry2z8o

  • 2009.05.16
    Amazing photo of Space Shuttle Atlantis silhouetted against the sun on its way to the Hubble Telescope. http://tinyurl.com/q52ply

  • 2009.05.16
    "Froth, The Science of Beer" by Johns Hopkins U. physics professor Mark Denny: http://tinyurl.com/opq4an. Reviewed here: http://tinyurl.com/qt4q6l

  • 2009.05.16
    The illogic of sin taxes and neo-Prohibitionism. Discussions in the US Senate.http://tinyurl.com/oj6ad8.

  • 2009.05.15
    There are enough US/Canadian organic beers produced to hold a festival - 3rd year in a row! North American Organic Beer Festival (NAOBF) 26-28 June in Portland, Oregon. http://www.naobf.org/

  • 2009.05.15
    For the first time since WWII, the number of US farms has increased. [Caveat: the statistics are tricky.] http://bit.ly/EV3k8

  • 2009.05.15
    Federal Trade Commission sues to halt "Your auto warranty has expired" 'robo-calls'. http://tinyurl.com/q6q2kw

  • 2009.05.15
    100+ draft list for American Craft Beer Week at Baltimore's Maxs Taphouse. Today: Lagunitas, Stone, Dogfish. http://tinyurl.com/ppnb4o.

  • 2009.05.14
    City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin formally recognizes American Craft Beer Week. Story at MilwaukeeWorld.com: http://tinyurl.com/djzq3a

  • 2009.05.14
    Rustico (Alexandria VA) to bake Achel 8 Trappist beer sourdough bread and sell weekdays 7am-10pm at side door. http://bit.ly/ZWkXT

  • 2009.05.14
    Twitter in space. Follow Astronaut Mike Massimino aboard the shuttle Atlantis for Hubble repair mission on Twitter @Astro_Mike. http://tinyurl.com/q9gnas.

  • 2009.05.14
    Declare every Thursday as "Veggiedag" as has the city of Ghent, Belgium. It translates as "Meatless Day" http://bit.ly/MKSiJ

  • 2009.05.14:
    The Baltimore Sun's Rob Kasper reminisces with 1950s/1960s employees of the past National Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. http://bit.ly/Pelzj

  • 2009.05.14
    President Obama abandons his plan to appoint Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) boss to head the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA). http://bit.ly/11qhGt

  • 2009.05.13
    NotionsCapitol picks Flickr photo site "I Drink Beer" as a "Blog with a Bite". http://tinyurl.com/rbn289

  • 2009.05.13
    A concurrent manifesto forAmerican Beer Week: Buy local, buy good, drink on tap. http://tinyurl.com/o8x2dy

  • 2009.05.13
    Artisanal cheese and how to buy it at your local cheese shop to be discussed during the 1 pm hour on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at www.wamu.org. http://tinyurl.com/qdtrx9

  • 2009.05.13
    Leesburg Va. brewpub Vintage 50 chef Aaron McCloud "gets funky with foodstuffs." His recipe for veggie corn dogs: http://tinyurl.com/pnf2lq

  • 2009.05.13
    Congratulations to the Washington Post's Food section for winning a James Beard Award: http://bit.ly/8Tyue

  • 2009.05.13
    Washington D.C. 'celebrity chef' Barton Seaver discusses "food sustainability 2.0." Saving dinner by re-involving the consumer.http://tinyurl.com/p2zscr

  • 2009.05.13
    Author Robert Parker says he has NO influence over restrictive US #wine laws. The Daily Wine Blog disagrees. http://tinyurl.com/pjedw9

  • 2009.05.04
    EU to allow rosé wine to be cheaper red-white blend. Many French vintners opposed http://tinyurl.com/djqw9k

  • 2009.05.13
    Rather than worrying about beer's provenance, author Stephen Beaumont is supporting good tasting beer for American Craft Beer Week. http://bit.ly/zrfAu


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  • 2009.05.12
    Wine preferred over beer in UK, in poll conducted by Wine and Spirit Trade Association (hmm). But what are actual sales figures for wine and beer? http://tinyurl.com/oabocv

  • 2009.05.12
    Internecine mega-brewers' price war is projected for the summer. Corona has fired the first price-cutting shot. http://tinyurl.com/qznl4k

  • 2009.05.12
    Guerilla marketing: Flying Dog Brewing of Frederick, Maryland spends $0.00 on advertising. http://bit.ly/lew0p

  • 2009.05.12
    What's the biggest American-owned brewery: Boston Beer or Yuengling? Both hovering near 2 million bbls http://tinyurl.com/cvmb8q

  • 2009.05.11
    You too can own a 30, 000+ bbl per year brewery. The assets of the former Dominion Brewing Company in Ashburn, Virginia are for sale. http://tinyurl.com/pwftbg

  • 2009.05.10
    Alexandra Elman: The Blind Wine Taster. A short video story from the NYTimes.com http://tinyurl.com/o9dfy2

  • 2009.05.10
    “God bless the woman who gave birth to the brewer.” Czech proverb. Happy Mother's Day.

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