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Monday, November 09, 2009

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 44

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundupClamps 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 of the pieces deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from my Twitter account: twitter.com/cizauskas.

This is Week 44:
1 November - 7 November 2009


  • 2009.11.07
    Join the hive! Via @Cicerone_org: Mary Pelletieri (at Miller-Coors in Quality Control) calls beer industry social network a "mind hive".

  • 2009.11.07
    The 1st Friday of each month is occasion for The Session: #beer bloggers write on one theme. This month: Framing a Beer -http://bit.ly/ye7m0

  • 2009.11.06
    Should a craft brewery-in-planning consider new or used equipment? Mad Fox Brewing discusses this: http://bit.ly/2Dhz6Q

  • 2009.11.06
    Stunning beer photos at Beer and Nosh website: http://bit.ly/1vxSCx

  • 2009.11.06
    For the latest in Twitter's fight against hacking & spam, follow @spam.

  • 2009.11.06
    Today's #followfriday is @DCsWineCountry because sometimes it's NOT about the beer.

  • 2009.11.06
    Non-beer writer for The Atlantic 'gets it' (that freshness is essential for beer quality). He describes a small brewery German beer as "so fresh & fragile that no one should ever drink it outside 20-mile radius of the brewery." http://bit.ly/4AdmFq

  • 2009.11.05
    Attempting to comprehend the senseless loss of lives in Ft Hood, Texas today. Thoughts go out to the soldiers' families. http://tinyurl.com/yh333ts

  • Dominion 1998 Millenium keg (2)

  • 2009.11.05
    Beer archeology! 1998 Millenium Barleywine from now-closed Dominion Brewing on tap at Max's. http://bit.ly/46gYTS

  • 2009.11.04
    It’s NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. Post at least once per day during November. [I've missed a day already.] http://bit.ly/1lyGyh

  • 2009.11.04
    Frightening and true. Cat catches 'swine' flu from human: http://bit.ly/4zyExG

  • 2009.11.04
    Cleaving its website from that of the Brewers Association, the American Homebrewers Association has a new site: http://is.gd/4N34B

  • 2009.11.04
    The State of Montana decides that beer is not liquor, but, well, beer; allows sale and production of beers of up to 14% abv. http://bit.ly/4sOe4s

  • 2009.11.04
    What's that stink in some Baltimore, Maryland, basements? It's fermenting sauerkraut. From the Washington Post, some how-to as well: http://bit.ly/26DLqA

  • 2009.11.04
    Beer & politics CAN mix. Baltimore, Maryland's Liquor Board Chairman is also an advocate for promoting good beer. http://bit.ly/1WpBU9

  • 2009.11.03
    How to build a Twitter list: http://bit.ly/30JjWj

  • 2009.11.03
    A review of Battlefield Brewing: Fredericksburg, Virginia's first and only brewpub. http://bit.ly/3V5oYQ

  • Autumn maple (2)

  • 2009.11.03
    Why do a tree's leaves turn different colors in the autumn? Scientists don't know, but hypothesize. http://bit.ly/4aiqGu

  • 2009.11.03
    You too could own Natty Boh. Contract brewer Pabst, owner of that and many other US legacy brands, has been put up for sale. http://bit.ly/1yf3Hg

  • 2009.11.03
    The most important right NOT guaranteed by US Constitution: VOTE.

  • 2009.11.01
    Brookston beer Bulletin blog publishes a marvelous series called Beer in Art. Today's entry is a classic: Pieter Bruegel's Peasant Dance: http://cli.gs/pVM0N

  • 2009.11.01
    Word on the street is that closed Arlington, Virginia beer pub Dr. Dremos may be plotting a return to the Clarendon area, but in a new location.

  • 2009.11.01
    Impressive. Brewer Jason Oliver at Virginia brewery Devils Backbone: 365 days of operation, 98 brews, 4 medals. http://bit.ly/3haPYk

  • 2009.11.01
    Impressive. Brewer Jason Oliver at Virginia brewery Devils Backbone: 365 days of operation, 98 brews, 4 medals. http://bit.ly/3haPYk

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