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Monday, August 17, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 32

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 32:
9 August - 15 August 2009


  • 2009.08.14
    The government of China is blocking the blog of Washington DC based writer Chris O'Brien, 'The Beer Activist'. http://bit.ly/RKV03

  • 2009.08.14
    #FollowFriday: @agoodbeerblog is a good accompaniment to what is, a good (= witty, erudite) beer blog. http://bit.ly/3C0MxO

  • 2009.08.14
    Word on the street: Washington DC beer restaurant Birch & Barley to (really!) open in September. http://bit.ly/R4sUW /

  • 2009.08.13
    Jay Sheveck (aka @BeerGuppy on Twitter) is now blogging about the progress of his upcoming documentary, Beer Pioneers: http://bit.ly/uz87f


  • 2009.08.12
    At the Great Taste of the Midwest: protecting his beer glass while soundly snoozing. http://twitpic.com/doaae

  • 2009.08.12
    Hilarious beer review at the Great British Beer Festival: "Like being kicked in the crotch by a sawdust monster.” http://bit.ly/3VpFl2

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • 2009.08.12
    'Heirloom tomato' is not necessarily synonymous with 'good.' Story in the Washington Post: http://bit.ly/JKU4r

  • 2009.08.12
    Was too hazy in noVa to see much of the Perseid meteor shower this morning before sunrise. http://bit.ly/13byJ5

  • 2009.08.12
    Only us old farts tweet. Most teens don't tweet. http://bit.ly/1GnYtK

  • 2009.08.11
    Watch Hillary Clinton declare, "My husband is not the secretary of state" to a questioner. http://bit.ly/KetWZ

  • 2009.08.11
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder,Special Olympics Founder, sister, John f. Kennedy, dies at 88. http://bit.ly/14xZtP.

  • 2009.08.11
    Recycling spilled beer BACK into the beer: 'Autovacs' are still in use in the UK. http://bit.ly/WDpI5

  • 2009.08.10
    At 64 calories, MGD 64 is too heavy, says Anheuser-Busch InBev, launching its 55-calorie (2.4% abv, 1.9 g carbs) Select 55 beer. http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/lager-heads

  • 2009.08.10
    US cask ale competition at Great BRITISH Beer Festival: Brooklyn Brewery gets silver for East Indian Pale Ale. Cambridge Brewing Company, gold for 10.5 %abv Imperial stout YouEnjoyMyStout. http://bit.ly/bbL4C

  • Huh? Oh yeah? Beer!
  • 2009.08.10
    Flickr pics from Great Taste of the Midwest, tagged with "gtmw": http://bit.ly/4pO1Xf

  • 2009.08.09
    Why should neo-prohibitionists have all the fun? Anti-neo-prohibitionists get angry. http://cli.gs/uvsWB

  • 2009.08.10
    Sunrise, with coffee and melon, sitting lakeside, blogging my story on the Great Taste of Midwest. Listening to the loons. http://tinyurl.com/kp7x78
The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by NotionsCapital.

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