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Monday, January 25, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 3

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundupWeek 3
17 January 2010 - 23 January 2010

  • 2010.01.23
    Happy Birthday! Charlie Papazian. It would be hard to find any one person alive who has done as much for good beer in the US. http://cli.gs/B7BPj

  • 2010.01.23
    Total US beer sales are down in 2009, but craft breweries sales volumes were up. http://tinyurl.com/yhkqdls

  • 2010.01.23
    Going Rosé! Sarah Palin to keynote the 2010 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers convention in Las Vegas. From Slate.com: http://tinyurl.com/yzpmywr

  • Tupper at Norm's (03)
  • 2010.01.23
    Photos from a beer renaissance. Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale re-released in northern Virginia. http://bit.ly/6d6aSF

  • 2010.01.22
    Emmy-winning Will & Grace creators working on Fox sitcom called "Strange Brew" about a family-owned brewery. http://tinyurl.com/yjflpqm

  • 2010.01.22
    FollowFriday. For food in Maryland: @WhatsToEatBmore. For beer in northern Virginia: @The_Beermonger. For wine in Washington, D.C.: @dmwine.

  • 2010.01.21
    Sierra Nevada will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration, and in partnership with other craft breweries. http://bit.ly/5bT0Jz

  • 2010.01.21
    A reminiscence of the late crime author Robert P. Parker, with links to more about him. http://bit.ly/8QD6Ri

  • 2010.01.21
    Does there 'need' to be a US beer bloggers conference? One might be coming to town near you. http://bit.ly/7fASbb

  • 2010.01.21
    This could be huge development. A Hamas official accepts Israel's right to exist, says Jerusalem Post. http://bit.ly/76qOow

  • 2010.01.21
    Employee blockade puts AB InBev's Belgian beer production [Stella, Leffe, etc] at a total standstill. http://bit.ly/7cYSy7


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  • 2010.01.20
    Eric Johnson, Washington DC area chocolatier (organic) also making kimchi (vegetarian). Who knew? http://bit.ly/4WABKL

  • 2010.01.20
    More on a potential change to law to allow direct wine shipments to consumers in Maryland. http://bit.ly/5seSfF

  • 2010.01.20
    Guide to roasting coffee at home, in Washington Post. http://bit.ly/8P3nJ6. YFGF.com tried this 2 years ago: http://bit.ly/55f6vY

  • 2010.01.20
    Analysis via from the Huffington Post: Obama squandered the greatest opportunity to change the nation and political landscape since Reagan: http://bit.ly/4MjNg5

  • 2010.01.20
    Room for beer education. Overheard: employee at Washington DC bar known for its beer snipes that Churchkey beer bar is pretentious for caring about beer serving temperature.


  • Zaca Mesa Syrah (03)
  • 2010.01.19
    Analysis of court rejection of Massachusetts' partial ban on direct wine shipping, and the implications for Maryland. http://bit.ly/6XkLcV

  • 2010.01.19
    Bill Gates @BillGates joins Twitter . http://bit.ly/6ckwVA

  • 2010.01.19
    In Baltimore, Maryland, Max's Taphouse has posted the final draft list for the 72 Hours of Belgium, Belgian Beer Fest, Feb. 12-14: http://bit.ly/7QJBOY

  • 2010.01.19
    Conan O'Brien to move to FOX? A website & Twitter account have been registered http://bit.ly/6h8J8M

  • 2010.01.19
    Participating breweries for 2010 SAVOR beer-with-food exposition announced. 5 June 2010, Washington, D.C. Tickets go on sale in February. http://bit.ly/4PFrnb

  • 2010.01.19
    The domain name www.abinbev.com belongs to a South Korean dating service. Anheuser-Busch InBev files lawsuit to get it back. http://bit.ly/8o2fWg

  • 2010.01.19
    For the first time since 1949, a 'mysterious' visitor did NOT place a rose and full cognac bottle at Edgar Allan Poe's grave in Baltimore, Maryland, on the anniversary of the author's birthday (201st). http://bit.ly/8I9xvv

  • 2010.01.17
    Text message donations To Haiti exceed $10 Million; some phone companies commit immediate funds. http://bit.ly/6ENWql

  • 2010.01.19
    Room for beer education. Overheard yesterday in a beer/wine shop: I don't want beer with dessert. That's just weird.

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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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