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Monday, June 29, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 25

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 25:
21 June - 27 June 2009

  • 2009.06.26
    Jazz bassist Christian McBride poignantly remembers Michael Jackson: http://bit.ly/4X5gP

  • 2009.06.26
    ""#FollowFriday is the identifying hashmark from users of Twitter when they recommend other Twitter users (Tweeps). And, of course, these are posted on Fridays. Mine today: @stljmac: news from the 'big-boy' beer world. @Cfahooligan: Unvarnished beer views from the 'other' @BeerAdvocate. http://bit.ly/Go2k8

  • 2009.06.26
    Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, & Michael Jackson: St. Peter's 'green room' will be much more interesting than David Letterman's. [Via Twitter user @ccRytr.]

  • 2009.06.26
    One reason why Anheuser-Busch distributors have been buying craftbeer wholesalers. ABIB has floated a trial balloon about closing and/or consolidating many of its 600 distributors ... and DIRECTLY distributing. http://bit.ly/14fBW9

  • 2009.06.26
    Comprehensive list of summer US beer festivals. At AboutBeer.com http://bit.ly/Ll00W

  • Heavy Seas Big DIPA

  • 2009.06.26
    105-Minute Ale? No! It's Heavy Seas The Big DIPA (10.5% abv double India Pale Ale) Pre-release bottle review: http://bit.ly/vyjr8

  • 2009.06.26
    I checked yesterday's visits to MY blog http://www.yfgf.us. 62 hits were mistaken identity searches (Michael Jackson, the beer writer) for Michael Jackson (the pop singer).

  • 2009.06.25
    Twitter and other sites slow or fail under crush of news about Michael Jackson's death. http://bit.ly/14wct8

  • 2009.06.25
    It was wedding appetizer food: a so-so review of SAVOR national beer & food exposition. http://tr.im/pD54

  • 2009.06.25
    Cyclists drink good beer. And stay fit. http://tr.im/pIHp

  • Cask Pour 1

  • 2009.06.25
    I'm compiling annual cask ale production volume in US. Please contact me. http://bit.ly/kTDP3

  • 2009.06.25
    From the WTF department: Feeding rendered feedlot cow to fish in fish farms http://bit.ly/3HnahB

  • 2009.06.25
    1959. The greatest ... year ... for jazz ... ever? 6+ classic albums re-released as Legacy Editions. http://bit.ly/fj9uj

  • 2009.06.24
    A Beer, Please, and a (Good) Menu. Why is it so often either good beer & bad food, or good food & bad beer. But NOT good food AND good beer. From the NY Times: http://bit.ly/3W7Yzc

  • 2009.06.24
    I'm writing a blog post on the 12 MUST FOLLOW beer Twitter-ers. Please email me with your suggestions, and why: http://www.YoursForGoodFermentables.com.

  • 2009.06.24
    No GMOs allowed! The 2009 National Organic Homebrew Competiton: October 1-10, 2009. Details at 7 Bridges Cooperative: http://bit.ly/9eI2Q

  • 2009.06.24
    An interview with John Wampler, brewmaster for Legend Brewing Company of Richmond, Virginia. http://bit.ly/xyoYU

  • 2009.06.24
    From National Public Radio: S.C. Governor Sanford was in Argentina: http://tinyurl.com/kwu3kt Comment from @bruisinales: What?? Didn't know the Appalachian Trail was that long!

  • 2009.06.24
    A brief explanation of the US 3-tier system of alcohol distribution: http://bit.ly/F45j8

  • 2009.06.23
    Washington DC's historic Eastern Market officially re-opens on Friday June 26, 2009. open celebration Saturday, June 27. http://bit.ly/19X34e

  • 2009.06.23
    Blue & Gray Brewery in Fredericksburg, Va. is TEMPORARILY closing during its move to better digs. http://bit.ly/wfXJY

  • 2009.06.23
    Ed McMahon has died. http://bit.ly/913Xw

  • 2009.06.23
    A study by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found NO significant link between beer drinking and a beer belly. It's the foods you eat when drinking, and lack of exercise ... of course! http://tinyurl.com/mnj9y4

  • 2009.06.23
    Amazon imposes UNWRITTEN DRM restrictions on Kindle eReader. http://tinyurl.com/l59tk6 [No such problems with eReader eBooks.]

  • 2009.06.22
    Breaking News: Two dead, 55 injured in Washington, DC Metro Red Line train crash between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations. [Nine passengers would eventually die, in the Metro system's worst disaster.] http://bit.ly/XeDZ2

  • 2009.06.21
    Happy Summer Solstice! It's all downhill after today -fewer daylight hours, that is.

The NovaBrewFest Crowd
Last week's Clamps and Gaskets round-up was delayed. I had been in Leesburg, Virginia at the Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest, doing cellarman duties. [Photos here.] So, in anticipation of future delays, I'll be moving publication of Clamps and Gaskets to Mondays.

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