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Monday, November 21, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Week 46, 2011.

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

Week 46
13 November - 19 November 2011

  • 2011.11.19
    Devils Backbone's new production brewery in Rockbridge County, Virginia, nears completion. Video tour, via Musings Over A Pint.

  • 2011.11.19
    What's bad, what's good, with "The Oxford Companion to Beer." Wait for the 2nd edition, says this Glasgow beer blogger.

  • 2011.11.19
    An update on the Small BREW Act: the Congressional proposal to reduce the federal excise tax on small breweries. From a North Carolina point of view.

  • 2011.11.19
    On this date in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.


  • 2011.11.19
    Beer author Lew Bryson proposes video series on craft beer. "American Beer Blogger" to be funded by small investors via Kickstand.com.

  • 2011.11.19
    For the first time, foreign hackers have targeted AND successfully damaged a US water plant in an apparent malicious cyber attack. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.11.19
    A second experiment confirms faster-than-light neutrinos, in apparent contradiction to one of Einstein's postulates. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.11.19
    The cloud music services of iTunes vs. Google vs. Amazon. A review from Mashable.com.

  • 2011.11.18
    Another study shows that beer, consumed in moderation, has health benfits similar to those of wine. Via Huffington Post.

    Rachel pours the beers

  • 2011.11.17
    Anecdotal evidence that more women are drinking craft beer. According to Tuscarora Mill, in Leesburg, Virginia, more than 70% of their beer dinners are filled by women.

  • 2011.11.17
    Congress declares pizza a vegetable. Via Notions Capitol.

    Sisson expounds (01)

  • 2011.11.17
    It's full circle for Hugh Sisson, owner of Heavy Seas Brewing Company. The Heavy Seas Ale House to debut in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, in spring 2012. Via Beer in Baltimore.com.

  • 2011.11.16
    NPR’s word-game program, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," to make TV debut in December. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.11.16
    Doyle Bramhall Sr., Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator and drummer, has died at age 62. Via AOL Music.

  • 2011.11.16
    Alan Mcleod at A Good Beer Blog announces The 2011 Xmas Photo Contest. Submit your photos by 10 December.


  • 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: twitter.com/cizauskas.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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