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Monday, January 03, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for 2010 Week 52

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A non-comprehensive roundup of the week's
(the last of year 2010)
news of beer and other things.

Week 52
26 December 2010 - 31 December 2010

  • 2010.12.31
    The legislative battle over the serving size of a drink ... and how many calories are in it. Via Washington Post.
  • 2010.12.31
    2010: The year Facebook dethroned Google as king of the web. Via Mashable.
  • 2010.12.31
    The Year 2010 in literary Twitter. Via The Guardian.

  • Snag and shag
  • 2010.12.31
    Flickr users post their best photo of 2010.
  • 2010.12.31
    A brief recap of the year in Virginia wine: 2010 was (mostly) a good vintage. http://bit.ly/huJYTa
  • 2010.12.30
    Vintage: a documentary on Virginia wine. Reviewed by Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post.
  • 2010.12.30
    Kombucha rediscovered: fermented sweet tea. Probiotic and tangy.
  • 2010.12.30
    Contrary to prior supposition, new research shows that Neanderthals cooked and ate plants and vegetables, not solely meat. Via BBC.
  • 2010.12.30
    Imbibe Magazine reports that the flavor complexity of rye in beer outweighs the difficulties of using it in the brewhouse.
  • 2010.12.30
    Fire at Rochefort in Belgium —one of only a handful of extant Trappist-order monastery breweries— halts production for several days. No injuries reported.
  • 2010.12.30
    Dr. Billy Taylor —pianist and jazz 'ambassador' and educator —has died. An appreciation at New York Times
  • 2010.12.29
    Scientists sequence theobroma cacao genome. Plans underway to create 'better' chocolate.

  • Owne Ogletree
  • 2010.12.29
    Birthday in beer: Owen Ogletree, Georgia beer festival organizer and real ale educator. http://www.classiccitybrew.com/
  • 2010.12.29
    FCC's new net-neutrality rules: not so good for web users.
  • 2010.12.28
    Bison Brewing: One brewery's wishlist blueprint for a 'green', urban brewery.
  • 2010.12.28
    Beer blogger Jeff Alworth announces winners of 2010 DMS Awards (Dismal Malty Substances) for the year's worst accomplishments in beer.
  • 2010.12.27
    Washington City Paper reports that "The Tavern Formerly Known as Brickskeller" will reopen, with new owners, on 29 December 2010, but known as Bier Baron.

  • Spring afternoon tipple
  • 2010.12.26
    Sierra Nevada Brewing named the 'Green' Business of the Year by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • 2010.12.26
    World's largest winery holding company, Constellation Brands, selss its Australian, UK, and South Africa wineries for major loss. Via Decanter Magazine.

  • 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.

1 comment:

  1. Some interesting stuff to end 2010 on. I had no idea that Sierra Nevada had green facilities let alone was doing so well they were named "Green Business of the Year" more power to them.


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