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Monday, March 28, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 10/11/12, 2011.

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A non-comprehensive roundup of three weeks'
news of beer and other things.

Weeks 10/11/12
6 March 2011 - 26 March 2011

  • 2011.03.25
    Fritz Maytag (founder of Anchor Brewing) and Ken Grossman (co-founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery) reminisce for the keynote speech at the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference.
  • Mad Fox awning
  • 2011.03.25
    The Washington City Paper selects the Washington, D.C. area's best new beer bar, for 2011: Mad Fox Brewing.
  • 2011.03.23
    Forever velvet. Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has died.
  • 2011.03.23
    For over 50 years, when it was the Brickskeller, it had no draft lines in the main bar downstairs. Now, the Bier Baron does.
  • 2011.03.22
    'Craft' breweries sales volume increases 11% in 2010.
  • 2011.03.22
    Sam Calagione, owner of Dogfish Head Brewery, is nominated for a 2011 James Beard Award: Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional. [Why is there no beer category?]
  • 2011.03.22
    Bud break is underway in California vineyards.
  • 2011.03.21
    It's Virginia Wine Week, 18-27 March.
  • 2011.03.21
    "Beer making is a marvel of industrial chemistry," says Popular Science Magazine ... in an issue published in 1933! Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.
  • 2011.03.20
    Happy Spring Equinox ... Sunday, 20 March 2011 7:21 PM EDT.
  • 2011.03.20
    After 55 years, how Washington, D.C. got her beer back.
  • 2011.03.19
    The so-called Super Full Moon will appear at sunset tonight.
  • 2011.03.18
    Today's Birthday in Beer: Steve Hamburg, one of the premier 'real ale' cellarmasters in the US.
  • Blue Mountain hop trellis
  • 2011.03.16
    Imbibe Magazine names Virginia's Blue Mountain Brewery as one of "100 Best Places to Drink in the South".
  • 2011.03.15
    Orange slice in your beer? Just say no, says blogger 3 Baking Sheets to the Wind.
  • 2011.03.14
    For first time since the 'scandal' of the 2003 Brunello vintage, the US gives approval for importation of Brunello, the 2006 vintage.
  • 2011.03.14
    "Rather than removing members due to success, the craft brewing industry should celebrate growth." Nick Matt (CEO of F.X. Matt Brewing) on the proposed US Congressional BEER Act
  • 2011.03.14
    In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake & tsunami: 7 simple ways to help.
  • 2011.03.14
    Japan’s breweries face uncertain future after disaster.
  • 2011.03.14
    A tale of two châteaux. The wine growing pains of China and Bordeaux growing pains.
  • 2011.03.12
    Daylight Saving time begins overnight in the US, but not in Arizona.
  • 2011.03.12
    The problems with beer blogging, and examples of how to do it better. Via beer writer Andy Crouch.
  • 2011.03.11
    Happy Lithuanian Independence Day!
  • 2011.03.10
    According to eCairn, 5 of the most influential alcohol websites in USA are blogs about craft beer.
  • 2011.03.10
    VeggieDag Thursday: A new logo and a 20th anniversary.
  • 2011.03.09
    The Washington Post's annual Beer Madness bracket-style competition with 64 US beers grouped by Malt, Roast, Fruit/Spice, and Hops.
  • 2011.03.08
    Arlington, Virginia has a problem with children enjoying acoustic guitar music, if their parents are enjoying beer. Westover Market
  • 2011.03.08
    Too much meat + too much sugar + too much (unfiltered) beer = gout.
  • 2011.03.08
    Captain Kirk delivers the wakeup call for the final mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2011.03.06
    Among all the recent good news for Virginia beer, there is some sad news. Via Relentless Thirst: Shooting Creek Brewery closing.

  • 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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