Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for 2010 Weeks 49/50/51

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's
(in this instance, 3 weeks)
news of beer and other things.

Weeks 49/50/51
5 December 2010 - 25 December 2010

  • 2010.12.25
    For Christmas, how to go a-wassailing, via Zythophile website.
  • 2010.12.21
    Taylor Smack, brewer for Blue Mountain Brewery refutes the myth of buying warm beer vs. cold beer.

  • Moon halo (03)
  • 2010.12.21
    Happy Winter Solstice! Totality of the lunar eclipse occurs between 1 and 3 am ET.
  • 2010.12.20
    The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild has been re-launched by the Virginia Manufacturers Association.
  • 2010.12.20
    Who actually brews the beer sold at Trader’s Joe’s?
  • 2010.12.20
    Cautionary tale for US brewers? Alberta, Canada, cracks down on "high-octane" beers.
  • 2010.12.20
    What is the meaning of the phrase "Sans pris de mousse" found on some French language beer bottles?
  • 2010.12.20
    Washington, D.C. area bar has been sued for a death caused by an inebriated customer.

  • Brickskeller taps
  • 2010.12.19 remembers Washington DC's now closed Brickskeller.
  • 2010.12.19
    Discovery News reports that Amelia Earhart may have survived months as a castaway.
  • 2010.12.18
    It will always be a "Tropical Hot Dog Night." Captain Beefheart dies, aged 69.
  • 2010.12.17
    Dave Alexander talks about the imminent end of Washington D.C.'s Brickskeller; to leave behind beer & memorabilia.

  • Devils' bar
  • 2010.12.16
    Devils Backbone Brewpub in Roseland, Virginia, planning new production facility and 2nd restaurant.
  • 2010.12.15
    Billie Holiday to Bruce Springsteen. Today would have been the 100th birthday of Columbia Records' talent scout John Hammond.
  • 2010.12.14
    A destructive bug has infested Hawaii's Kona coffee fields.
  • 2010.12.14
    British beer historian Zythophile explains the differences between old styles: X, XX, AK, KK, Burton Ale.
  • 2010.12.14
    Winners of 2010 beer photo contest announced at A Good Beer Blog.
  • 2010.12.13
    A look at the long-gone Consumer Brewery of Rosslyn, Virginia.
  • 2010.12.13
    A Federal judge in Virginia strikes down the Federal health care law. Via NPR.
  • 2010.12.10
    James Moody, jazz great saxophonist and composer. dies of cancer at age 85.
  • 2010.12.09
    A list of beer apps for mobile phones.

  • Hugh Sisson
  • 2010.12.08
    Happy 15th anniversary to Heavy Seas Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 2010.12.07
    50-tap drafthouse opening in Columbia, Maryland, as Frisco Grille moves to new digs, and renamed as Frisco Tap house.
  • 2010.12.07
    St. Nicholas: Patron Saint of Brewers. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
  • 2010.12.05
    Amateur photographers post their best photos of 2010 to Flickr.
  • 2010.12.05
    The most expensive beer ever: $1,185 (US dollars) bid for Antarctic Nail Ale, in a charity auction.
  • 2010.12.05
    Evidence that many 19th century wooden beer casks in Britain were NOT lined (with pitch, etc.). Via British historian Ron Pattinson.

  • Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from my Twitter account:
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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