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Monday, January 18, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 2

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundupWeek 2
10 January 2010 - 16 January 2010

  • 2010.01.16
    Australia considers progressive beer tax based on the level of alcohol by volume (abv). Could this be a sobering warning for US craft breweries? http://bit.ly/5eVYe1

  • 2010.01.16
    Announced for 27 March 2010: a Real Ale Festival, as a joint effort of the Baltimore, Maryland, branch of the Society for the Preservation of Beer From the Wood (SPBW) and the Pratt Street Ale House. Casks featured from breweries in the US mid-Atlantic and England. Membership in the SPBW required: http://bit.ly/5N3W3u

  • 2010.01.15
    Some smiles in the face of horror: Satan Writes Pat Robertson A Letter. http://su.pr/4J1DjL

  • 2010.01.15
    Appreciate your tipple, on this, the last day for a legal drink in the US in 1920 for 13+ years. http://bit.ly/649NYY

  • 2010.01.15
    Congress approves bailout of Maryland bottle maker ... in 1790. More history of beer bottles: http://bit.ly/4uxaeR

  • 2010.01.15
    #FollowFriday Chef and author Lucy Saunders @lucybeercook: cooks with beer, and Tweets all about it.

  • 2010.01.14
    Donations To Haiti Via Text Message Surge Past $5 Million http://tcrn.ch/8oE2jo [with number to text for Red Cross donation]


  • Wine tasting @Ceciles (02)

  • 2010.01.14
    Federal court rules Massachusetts wine shipping ban is unconstitutional. http://is.gd/6hB7n

  • 2010.01.14
    Finally! All the Brewing News papers online: free registration required. http://bit.ly/6ssULF

  • 2010.01.14
    Maryland proposing 60 cents tax increase to a six-pack of beer. http://bit.ly/4Helyl

  • 2010.01.14
    Long Trail Brewing -new owner of Otter Creek/Wolavers -will be expanding into DEL, MD, VA, sometime in 2010. http://longtrail.com/

  • 2010.01.14
    Does your local 'uber' beer bar support local beer? What it really means to “go local." http://tinyurl.com/yb445gd

  • 2010.01.14
    Turn off the lights: Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at 59. http://tinyurl.com/ybcrune

  • 2010.01.13
    German grapes and French style combine to make fine wine in Alsace. Conde Nast Traveler: http://bit.ly/5KCd8A

  • 2010.01.13
    Wynkoop Brewpub founder John Hickenlooper, now Denver mayor, running for Colorado Governor. http://bit.ly/7Xz3Ws

  • 2010.01.13
    From Network For Good, many ways in which to contribute and help earthquake survivors in Haiti: http://bit.ly/8MXefI

  • 2010.01.12
    Exposing neo-prohibitionist lies: "Alcohol is getting cheaper." http://tinyurl.com/ya5eqom

  • 2010.01.12
    Paradise Springs Winery opens in Clifton in Fairfax, Virginia, after zoning battle; the county's 1st winery. http://bit.ly/74x2Ve

  • 2010.01.12
    Analysis of Heineken's $5.5 billion purchase of Femsa (brewer of Dos Equis, etc.): there's not much change in US. http://bit.ly/8O1v6Z

  • 2010.01.11
    In Bordeaux: Flavescence Dorée —a grape vine disease— threatens to be as destructive as Phylloxera. http://bit.ly/8T1Pao

  • 2010.01.11
    Alsopps Arctic Ale: a 158-year-old adventure revived. http://bit.ly/4AkaZi

  • 2010.01.11
    In New Zealand, a new vineyard tractor runs on vine cuttings: http://bit.ly/68Tg6x

  • 2010.01.11
    The power of Twitter is pulling together an audience, talking to them directly, letting them reply directly. http://bit.ly/zDKmP

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  • Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most 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.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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