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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 24

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 24:
14 June - 20 June 2009

  • 2009.06.20
    NOT $4.8 billion but $421 mil. A New Zealand government study grossly (deliberately) exaggerated the social cost of illegal drug & alcohol abuse. http://bit.ly/7mrpv

  • 2009.06.20
    The flavor of autolyzed yeast cells creates the 'toasty' flavor of better Champagnes and sparking wines. But only certain grapes work well with those flavors. From the NY Times. http://bit.ly/Go2k8

  • 2009.06.19
    In brewing, the difference between a mash filter and a mash press. Read the comments. http://bit.ly/shR8n

  • 2009.06.19
    Want to balance the Federal budget? End the 'War on Drugs.' Via Lew Bryson: http://bit.ly/2yzeaL

  • 2009.06.19
    End of an era in Washington, D.C. Long-time supermarket local Magruders closes. Llewellyn King (WAMU.org) laments the demise of locally based businesses. http://bit.ly/iY7YD

  • 2009.06.19
    New York state-based Wegmans Markets continues its march into northern Virginia. A Fredericksburg, Virginia Wegmans opens at 7 am on Sunday. http://sn.im/wf621

  • 2009.06.19
    From the Washington City Paper, Young & Hungry's choices for the Best Washington, D.C. area restaurants. http://bit.ly/iiGXK

  • 2009.06.19
    Sad news. Legendary TV newsman Walter Cronkite is gravely ill: http://tr.im/p2X2

  • 2009.06.19
    From the Harvard School of Public Health: Eating meat ONLY once a week eliminates MOST of the risk of associated cancer and heart disease. http://bit.ly/nkLJ6

  • 2009.06.19
    #FollowFriday is a list of recommendations of interesting Twitter-ers. Mine today: @stljmac (observations on the macro-beer world); @laurbuzz (beer observations from the wine world)

  • 2009.06.19
    From WWII Britain: a philosophical exposition of the function of a pub. http://bit.ly/f8BBO

  • 2009.06.19
    Three new expressions for Highland Park whisky (Scotland), a personal favorite. In the fall, Highland Park 1964 and 1968. A 50 year old to be released early 2010. Via Twitter @JohnHansell

  • 2009.06.18
    Congratulations! 1st 'high gravity' beer dinner EVER in Alabama. Beer alcohol limit recently overturned. http://bit.ly/CvSgS

  • 2009.06.18
    Good news on brewing pioneer Jack McAuliffe. He's out of rehab, out of the hospital, and on the mend. http://bit.ly/CvSgS

  • 2009.06.18
    Cask ale has arrived on a permanent basis in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Frederickburg Pub is bringing in guest firkins. http://bit.ly/19zOuO

  • 2009.06.18
    What's the 5th ingredient in beer? With malt, hops, yeast, water, it's wooden barrels. So says Matt Brynildson, brewmaster for Firestone Walker, as reported by @macgruffus at the National Convention of the American Homebrew Association.

  • 2009.06.18
    The film Food, Inc. has begun airing in the Washington D.C. area. Washingtonian Magazine reviews it here: http://bit.ly/2GJxk4

  • 2009.06.18
    The bop has stopped for JazzTimes. The long-time jazz publication has 'suspended' publication. http://bit.ly/13DzhZ

  • 2009.06.18
    A Morgan-Stanley study shows that the recession is challenging U.S. beer industry, and more so, imported beer. http://bit.ly/liZxK

  • 2009.06.18
    Brewers and the growing global fresh water scarcity. What's the 'water footprint'? From the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/fW5fP

  • 2009.06.17
    The World Beer Festival travels to Richmond on 29 August. NO beer lineup listed yet. http://bit.ly/96yqG

  • 2009.06.17
    "To get the most out of your beer, you need to put a little effort into it." The Chicago Tribune positively reviews Randy Mosher's new book - "Tasting Beer." http://bit.ly/BJJtr

  • Rosé Chateau la Calisse 2007

  • 2009.06.17
    The difference- in technique and in flavor- between 'bled' rosé and saignee rosé. At the Washington Post, with reviews of various rosés. http://bit.ly/Pv7LX

  • 2009.06.17
    Notions Capitol 'Blogs with Bite' calls PigTown Pigout, a visually vibrant Baltimore, Md. foodie blog. http://bit.ly/N21VW

  • 2009.06.17
    British beer historian, Ron pattinson, reviews the new edition of Tim Webb's Good Beer Guide, and finds it ... good. http://bit.ly/4BPwA

  • 2009.06.17
    British beer historian, Ron Pattinson, reviews the new edition of Tim Webb's Good Beer Guide, and finds it ... good. http://bit.ly/4BPwA

  • 2009.06.17
    Bob Bogle, lead guitarist & co-founder of The Ventures, has died. He inspired guitarists to “Walk, Don’t Run.” http://bit.ly/NI9vk

  • 2009.06.17
    Christiane Amanpour's photos of the Iran post-election protests: http://bit.ly/5gwW0

  • 2009.06.17
    BeerAdvocate.com: The good, the bad, the ugly ... and its importance. Review by A Good Beer Blog. http://bit.ly/cep9R

  • 2009.06.16
    Food chemist says to soak meats in beer, before grilling, to reduce cancer-causing HCAs. http://bit.ly/cHWFG

  • 2009.06.16
    CNN reports that the US State Department had asked Twitter to CANCEL downtime maintenance in order to keep information flowing from Iran during the post-election protests. http://bit.ly/c48Ki

  • 2009.06.16
    The Voice of America boosts its service to Iran to fight jamming, like a game of electronic cat and mouse. http://tr.im/oJjh

  • 2009.06.16
    1,460 beer haiku! and counting! BeerHaikuDaily.com is 4 years old today: http://cli.gs/GdW56V

  • Roasted Asparagus

  • 2009.06.16
    Pairing asparagus with beer: a chef's opinion. http://bit.ly/16ngFJ

  • 2009.06.15
    Nanobreweries: By drinking local beer, one can contribute to a greater sense of community, AND promote green and sustainable business. http://bit.ly/yK6ND

  • 2009.06.15
    The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said that the committee is "concerned about unfair penalties on small businesses.” The implication is that it will NOT propose increases in beer excise taxes. http://bit.ly/ijixr

  • 2009.06.15
    An on-line interview with Mike Gerhart, past brewer at Dogfish Head, now brewmaster for Otter Creek Brewing in Vermont. http://bit.ly/3Pque

  • 2009.06.15
    Albemarle CiderWorks, a new Virginia cidery, is slated to open in mid-July,located just south of Charlottesville, Virginia. http://www.albemarleciderworks.com/

  • 2009.06.15
    Jazz & beer are natural friends. 'Summery' beers (inclunding stout) are paired with jazz LPs, er, mp3s. From NPR and the Washington City Paper. http://bit.ly/ONz0l

  • 2009.06.15
    Cask-a-looza! The Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest to have cask beers, among others, from Allagash, Brooklyn, Clipper City, and Flying Dog. http://tinyurl.com/mfx5fp

  • 2009.06.15
    Hugh Hopper, the bassist for the 1960s/70s jazz-rock band Soft Machine,has passed away: http://bit.ly/MnYFs

  • 2009.06.14
    Happy Flag Day! From Brookston Beer Bulletin: Beer In Art #32. http://bit.ly/wnsM2

  • 2009.06.14
    Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic reports on purported OPPOSITE results of the Iran election. http://tiny.cc/8K4qK

  • 2009.06.14
    Amazing times. Israeli Prie Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepts a limited Palestinian state. First, it must demilitarize and recognize Israel. http://tinyurl.com/nphjr3

  • 2009.06.14
    "Brewpubs are restaurants first, breweries second" FullSteam Brewery -to offer "Southern experimental beers'- signs lease in Durham, NC. http://bit.ly/2lB3B3

  • 2009.06.14
    Sunscreen: Summer reading from the Washington Post Book World (which is at least for this issue again a separate section). http://bit.ly/PqqwB

  • 2009.06.14
    "Could someone please throw a shoe at Ahmadinejad? What a smirking, lying little putz." http://is.gd/11i9t

  • 2009.06.14
    NPR News reports that Iran shut down text messaging but forgot about Twitter: 2nd Day Of Protests Over Ahmadinejad's Win http://tinyurl.com/mtphky


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