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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for Week 8

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundupWeek 8
21 February 2010 - 27 February 2010
  • 2010.02.27
    “Like baby boomers adopted wine, their kids are adopting beer." The New York Times reports on the popularity of beer tourism. http://nyti.ms/alwpQs
  • 2010.02.27
    Room for beer education. A wine guy told me that draft beer is different than bottled beer because it is fermented dryer. [No! It's usually the same liquid stream.]
  • Vegetable plate (02)
  • 2010.02.27
    For almost all of California, the 2007 vintage will be one of the all-time great wine vintages. Neither '08 or '09 are as consistently superb. On Twitter, via @RobertMParkerJr.
  • 2010.02.27
    Room for beer education. Wine/beer shop advertises: German pilsner-style premium beer made since 1627. [Pilsners 'invented' in now Czech Republic in 1800s.]
  • 2010.02.27
    Chile earthquake news on Facebook http://bit.ly/9CcViG
  • 2010.02.26
    #FollowFriday mixing politics and beer. From the right: @VADavid. From the left: @jayjacey.
  • The Firkin Waits 02
  • 2010.02.26
    March Madness in Maryland and Pennsylvania, firkin style. Real ale events in March: http://bit.ly/aGBPCH
  • 2010.02.25
    Need a real ale fix in Massachusetts? Attend the New England Real Ale Exposition (NERAX) Mar 24-27: http://bit.ly/cwKnp4
  • 2010.02.25
    "He's bringing some hooch out of the back room!" A 'beer' man tours Mexico. Finds other beverages. http://bit.ly/cdhBLg
  • 2010.02.25
    After 30 years, Washington, D.C. weatherman Bob Ryan leaving NBC TV4, due to contract dispute. http://bit.ly/c6etXi
  • 2010.02.25
    Pubs that serve real ale listed on a world-wide map. (5595 listed in UK. Only 15 listed in US) http://bit.ly/dg907u
  • 2010.02.25
    A slideshow of the history of the Village Vanguard, New York's historic jazz club, at 75 years old this week. http://bit.ly/aKHXM4
  • 2010.02.25
    A Czech beer blogger scoffs at so-called Imperial Pilsner style in the US: "No one had ever thought of strong lager before?!" http://bit.ly/cSS8ih
  • Clipper City's reps at table
  • 2010.02.25
    Tickets for SAVOR (a national beer-with-food exposition) sells out in 10 minutes. The sponsor, the Brewers Association, comments. http://bit.ly/b10eFa
  • 2010.02.24
    More on Longtrail Brewing's purchase of Otter Creek and Wolavers Brewing. http://bit.ly/9GfOQb
  • 2010.02.24
    National Cask Ale Week in the UK: 29 March - 5 April http://bit.ly/kT6C9
  • 2010.02.24
    Do no evil?  Europe launches antitrust inquiry of Google. http://bit.ly/bh4Jfr
  • 2010.02.24
    It's oysters IN stout with Gene Muller of Flying Fish Brewery and Kate Tame of Harpoon. http://bit.ly/9Z7wu5
  • 2010.02.24
    Late to the game. Yahoo announces plans to integrate Twitter into search results. http://bit.ly/9CKpfh
  • 2010.02.24
    The World Beer Festival expands to Richmond, VA, Saturday, June 12, 2010. http://bit.ly/c1PQ3D
  • 2010.02.24
    Wine is now made in all 50 US states. Where to find it, in the Washington DC area: http://bit.ly/cZxTNU
  • 2010.02.23
    At the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Why don't figure skaters get dizzy? http://ow.ly/1aDAv
  • 2010.02.23
    On Twitter: @DalaiLama. Yes THAT Dalai Lama.
  • 2010.02.23
    Despite drop in beer exports to US, Heineken's profit 'soars.' Sees further fall in ingredient costs. http://on.wsj.com/bbUQVK
  • 2010.02.23
    Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich team with celebrity brewers to open a restaurant and real ale brewpub on prime New York City site. http://bit.ly/aBOsJO
  • 2010.02.23
    From the New York Times: 1) the value of beer vs wine: http://nyti.ms/9iRaZ3; 2) Belgian golden ales described: http://nyti.ms/9i7coh; Belgian golden ales paired with fish: http://nyti.ms/9cVuU
  • 2010.02.22
    Remember those who have made our beers. Rest in peace, Jeff Charnick, past award-winning brewer for Commonwealth Brewing in Boston. http://bit.ly/dnsUFE.
  • 2010.02.22
    Room for beer education. Oak flavor was long regarded as a taint in beer. "The Complete English Brewer" by George Watkins, 1773: http://bit.ly/a2AK44
  • 2010.02.22
    The long journey of the www.craftbeer.com domain name, and where it is now. http://bit.ly/bljwm8
  • 2010.02.21
    No one at Gallo noticed? Red Bicyclette & The Case of (3.57 mil gallons) the Fraudulent Pinot Noir. http://nyti.ms/9kRZSp
  • 2010.02.21
    The James Beard Foundation nominates 4 beer personalities in the "Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional" category. http://cli.gs/JS2Hz
  • Taps upstairs @Barleys
  • 2010.02.21
    Citing the lack of care of lines and/or slow-selling beers, beer author Andy Crouch calls for the end of multi-taps. Says 24 taps is "magic number." http://bit.ly/cj97wt
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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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