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Monday, January 10, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for 2011 Week 1

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

Week 1
1 January 2011 - 7 January 2011

  • 2011.01.07
    Cooking with beer was the January topic for The Session: Beer Blogging Friday #47.
  • 2011.01.07
    How to increase 'craft beer' market share? Change the definition of craft beer: triple the limit. Via just drinks.com.
  • 2011.01.07
    A year's delay for not-yet-opened Logan-Shaw Brewery's plans to brew Wild Goose beer in Maryland.
  • 2011.1.06
    Bob & Ellie Tupper to taste their 20,000th beer(!), 17 January at R.F.D. in Washington, D.C. Their recipe for "Tuppers India Ink Black IPA" brewed for them by Mad Fox Brewing Company.
  • Coming Soon! Rhino Chasers
  • 2011.01.06
    Brewery name change: Ashburn, Virginia brewery 28 North now called Lost Rhino Brewing Company due to trademark issues. On Twitter at @LostBrewer. On Facebook .
  • 2011.01.06
    Bring the teapot to the kettle, not vice versa. On Slate: How to make a good cup of tea, per George Orwell. Unfortunately, climate change may be harming the taste and decreasing the yield of tea. Via Huffington Post.
  • 2011.01.05
    The trouble with BJCP beer styles is that they are not prescriptive, but descriptive, says beer blogger Beervana.
  • 2011.01.05
    (At least) six microbreweries race to open in 2011 in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Via Washington Post.
  • 2011.01.05
    The 10 best beers of 2010, according to Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • Andy Carlsen & Our Side
  • 2011.01.04
    Mikkeller Brewery (Denmark) and Stillwater Artisinal Ales (Maryland) release a new hoppy saison with simultaneous cask tappings at 4 East Coast beer bars.
  • 2011.01.04
    Serious Eats makes the "counter-intuitive" case that beer and cheese mate better than wine with cheese.
  • 2011.01.04
    Dark, dunkel-style lagers: 'small' enough for a session; enough flavor to 'geek' on. Via New York Times.
  • 2011.01.04
    Update on fire at Trappiste Rochefort. Via beer writer Chuck Cook.
  • 2011.01.03
    Brewers Association re-defines a 'craft brewery' as, among other parameters, a brewery producing 6 million barrels of beer per year rather than the prior measure of 2 million.
  • 2011.01.03
    British brewer asks: "Why is there an inherent misunderstanding of the need for breweries to grow?"
  • 2011.01.03
    Top 80 albums of 2010, according to eMusic.com.
  • 2011.01.03
    Hard apple cider makes a comeback in Virginia. Via Richmond Times Dispatch.
  • 2011.01.01
    Historic Maryland Old Stein Inn suffers major damage in New Years Eve fire; no one hurt; plans to rebuild.

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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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