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Monday, November 01, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for 2010 Weeks 42/43

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's news of beer
and other things.

Weeks 42/43
17 October 2010 - 30 October 2010

  • 2010.10.30
    Merits a chuckle: "I Am A Craft Brewer: A Parody" http://hops.me/ak
  • 2010.10.30
    Jon Stewart's closing speech at Rally to Restore Sanity. http://exm.nr/b8Fr7b
  • 2010.10.30
    The Texas Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in Game 3 of Major League's World Series, now trail 2 games to 1. It's the first World Series win in the franchise's (formerly Washington Senators) history. http://wapo.st/a5jYhw
  • 2010.10.30
    Slideshow of Flying Dog Brewing of Frederick, Maryland, racking Gonzo Imperial Porter into Stranahan whiskey wooden barrels, for aging: http://bit.ly/c9K5kQ
  • 2010.10.29
    Political trivia: Dizzy Gillespie was a write-in 1964 presidential candidate. His proposed cabinet included Louis Armstrong as Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Sparkler 02
  • 2010.10.29
    The Great (?) Real Ale Sparkler Debate. British beer blogger offers photographic evidence in favor. http://bit.ly/bh5ZcU
  • 2010.10.29
    Informative piece on buying beer online. http://bit.ly/a0Op3T
  • 2010.10.29
    Breckenridge Brewery (CO) to expand distribution to Maryland in January 2011. http://bit.ly/9gpC2U
  • Obama limo (02)
  • 2010.10.28
    "Yes, we can ... but." Obama's new slogan for 2010? http://wapo.st/bPysvI
  • 2010.10.28
    Cooking with spices for flavor & health. http://bit.ly/cPmlGS [Irony: coughing near end of podcast!]
  • 2010.10.27
    Washington City Paper interview with DC Brau, Washington DC production brewery to open in 2011. http://bit.ly/djo0k1
  • 2010.10.26
    To counter proposal to raise excise taxes, European Brewers say beer promotes "conviviality." http://bit.ly/aleCbc And offer analysis on beer's economic contribution. http://bit.ly/d3Wzb1
  • 2010.10.26
    "Why Cask Ale Rocks" - a collaborative piece from 5 British beer bloggers. http://ff.im/-sFKwd
  • 2010.10.26
    More than 700 beer blogs indexed at HopTalk's Beer Blog Search Engine. http://bit.ly/a9MEWw
  • Samuel Adams Brewery in Cincinnati
  • 2010.10.26
    The Motley Fool suggests Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) as next great stock growth story.http://t.co/JAZM5mu
  • 2010.10.24
    Michael Jackson and the invention of the term "beer style": http://bit.ly/aIqMGW
  • 2010.10.23
    More wonderful jazz photos from the Gottlieb Collection posted at Flickr: http://bit.ly/cPAEzI
  • 2010.10.21
    After none since Heurich closed in 1956, a 5th(!) brewery is announced for Washington, D.C.: Logan Shaw Brewery http://ff.im/-s3bY3
  • 2010.10.21
    Full Sail Brewing (Portland, OR) announces distribution to Maryland. http://bit.ly/bCki5Y
  • Homegrown hops
  • 2010.10.21
    Growers near winning long battle to mandate organic hops in, uh, yes, organic beer. http://ff.im/-sfGcC
  • 2010.10.20
    Yuengling plans to purchase former Coors brewery in Memphis, Tennessee. http://ht.ly/2Va9K
  • 2010.10.20
    Washington, D.C. area restaurants go local with food, but NOT so much with wine. The struggle for a 'Locapour' movement: http://wapo.st/9ekYC9
  • 2010.10.20
    Farm-to-glass drinking: some breweries are growing their own barley and hops. Can drinkers taste the terroir? http://wapo.st/bK4YK9
  • 2010.10.20
    Tasting the difference between fine wine (reasonably priced) and Two Buck Chuck. A master sommelier guides a novice: http://wapo.st/96Dh36
  • 2010.10.18
    Finnish news anchor fired for drinking beer on air. http://bit.ly/9nnzap

  • 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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