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Monday, July 13, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 27

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 27:
5 July - 11 July 2009

  • 2009.07.11
    How to cook corn-on-the-cob: http://bit.ly/UYZ1t

  • 2009.07.11
    An examination of what exactly the seal of a screwcap wine top is (with a little bit about beer crowncaps)http://bit.ly/GsJMJ

  • 2009.07.11
    Michael Jackson Beer Journalism Awards canceled by the Brewers Association after 5 years. http://bit.ly/3ytnV

  • Lyle Brown, waiter.

  • 2009.07.11
    New Fredericksburg VA brew pub—called simply The Pub, run by local homebrewer Lyle Brown— to open July 20 http://bit.ly/zsyGw

  • 2009.07.11
    Heavy Seas/Clipper City's just released 22-ounce bomber series ALREADY has a new name: The Mutiny Fleet http://bit.ly/t4XAs

  • 2009.07.11
    The same fungus that caused the Irish potato famine is killing tomatoes (and potatoes) now in the northeast US. http://tinyurl.com/lgw7gl

  • mini-bale of hops

  • 2009.07.11
    The 10 hop varieties most used by US craft breweries. Via @CharliePapazian: http://is.gd/1tWfp

  • 2009.07.11
    This summer, fireflies are running sexually amuck in Washington DC area. A very wet spring increased the brood. http://bit.ly/1D2NVS

  • 2009.07.10
    There's so much room for beer education. I overheard a customer saying this at a bar: "IPAs are very dark, just like stouts."

  • 2009.07.10
    When Bushwick Pilsners ruled -and tasted good. The New York Times investigates Brooklyn’s brewing legacy. http://is.gd/1tMJB

  • 2009.07.10
    MillerCoors changes discount split to 70-30 brewer-distributor for case portfolio, keeps draft 50-50. Via @BeerBizDaily.

  • 2009.07.10
    On Twitter. #FollowFriday: @beerspotter for beer news in Washington DC area. And @VADavid for beer news in Virginia.

  • 2009.07.08
    What's a Grüner Veltliner? Hint: peppery white wine from Austria. How is it pronounced? More at NY Times. http://bit.ly/Pj4Vf.

  • 2009.07.08
    Washington DC Now #2 For Worst Traffic In America. [LA is #1.] http://tr.im/rloW

  • 2009.07.08
    Google takes over the world... or at least announces new Chrome OS. Will it kill Windows? http://bit.ly/3JMirX

  • Sam of Dogfish

  • 2009.07.08
    Dogfish and Abbey Brewing revive ancient art of stone brewing. http://bit.ly/sFPx8

  • 2009.07.07
    Baltimore Beer Week announces its opening plans: aboard the Constellation on 8 October. http://bit.ly/2gZhn

  • 2009.07.06
    Sad news Via Washington City Paper's Going Out Gurus: Nathan's, long-time Washington, D.C. bar in Georgtown, to close on 12 July. http://tinyurl.com/ndu6g9

  • 2009.07.05
    What the state of Texas says a beer is... and what an ale is. http://bit.ly/BO5Qt

  • 2009.07.05
    Baltimore, Maryland beer journalist Chuck Cook has begun new column on Belgium travel & Belgian beer at the new BeerConnoisseur.com. http://bit.ly/10aJ2p
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