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Monday, April 11, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 13/14, 2011.

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

Weeks 13/14
27 March 2011 - 9 April 2011

  • 2011.04.09
    Pierre Celis, the father of modern Belgian Witbier, has passed away. Via Brookston.
  • 2011.04.09
    WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi interviews brewers Jeff Hancock of DC Brau and Ben Matz of Chocolate City Brewing, Washington D.C.'s newest production breweries.

  • McDonald & Klipner
  • 2011.04.09
    Congratulations to Brad Klipner —the creator of BeerInBaltimore.com. He has been named Market Manager for Coastal Brewing.
  • 2011.04.09
    Kevin Zraly honored with 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, for his achievements in wine education, including his influential Windows on the World book and course.



    Joe Gold

  • 2011.04.09
    Heavy Seas Brewing Company of Baltimore, Maryland, has introduced its new National Sales Manager: Joe Gold, founder of Baltimore Beer Week. Via Beer In Baltimore.com.

  • 2011.04.08
    Lost Rhino Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia, receives its Federal Brewing License. Plans to begin brewing immediately.

  • 2011.04.08
    How lax alcoholic beverage import regulations have made Washington, D.C., a 'craft' beer haven. Via Lagerheads at Washington City Paper.

  • 2011.04.07
    Today, on 7 April in 1933, beer —or at least a small version thereof— became legal again in the USA.

  • 2011.04.03
    A brief historical look at the development of light-bodied, light-hued, filtered, and artificially carbonated bottled beer, in Britain in 1906.

  • 2011.04.03
    30th Birthday of the Portable Computer.

  • 2011.04.02
    Maryland wine corkage bills die in Senate and House of Delegates. Via Baltimore Business Journal.

  • 2011.04.01
    Production beer to return to Washington, D.C., after 55 years: DC Brau.

  • 2011.03.30
    The known, and speculated, historical origins of beer. Via Scientific American.

  • 2011.03.30
    The environmental skinny on wines labeled natural, organic, and biodynamic. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.03.29
    Maryland House and Senate approve winery direct-to-consumer bill.

  • 2011.03.29
    Why the Anheuser Busch InBev purchase of Goose Island Brewing is good for 'craft' beer. Via Beer Scribe.

  • 2011.03.29
    Amazon has launched a Cloud Music Player, challenging iTunes, and before Google's planned launch. Via Mashable.

  • 2011.03.28
    The sales of IPAs are up 38% in 2010, and up 45% in the last 13 weeks. "The hottest thing in last 6 years." Via Benj Steinman of Beer Marketer's Insights.

  • 2011.03.28
    A definition of 'craft beer', rather than 'craft brewery.' Via Jeff Alworth at Beervana.

  • 2011.03.27
    Birthday in Beer: Michael Jackson (1942-2007)

  • 2011.03.27
    Maryland Senate passes license change. Evolution Brewery may expand from Delaware to Salisbury, Maryland.

  • 2011.03.27
    Maryland Senate bill allows growler sales at soon-to-open Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, Maryland.

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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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