Monday, November 28, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Week 47, 2011.

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

Week 47
20 November - 27 November 2011

  • 2011.11.27
    New 'nano-brewery' to open in Loudoun County, Virginia, in 2013. Adroit Theory Brewing to brew "ridiculously hoppy," barrel-aged, and sour beers.

  • 2011.11.26
    Support small (and local) businesses everday, not only on #SmallBusinessSaturday. Learn more at 3/50 Project.

  • 2011.11.26
    Christmas gift? NBA owners, players reach tentative deal to start the 2011/12 season on Dec. 25th. Via The Huffington Post

  • 2011.11.26
    Charles Mingus jazz documentary, "Mingus On Mingus," to be funded by small contributions at the Kickstarter Project. Read more at Elements Of Jazz.

  • 2011.11.26
    Tom Wicker, journalist and author, dies at 85. Via New York Times.

  • 2011.11.25
    A controversy about #FridayReads recommendations on Twitter raises issues of paid promos and transparency. Via the Washington Post.

    Thanksgiving meal 2011 (Vegetarian)

  • 2011.11.24
    Happy Thanksgiving! Correcting the record on Benjamin Franklin, and the Pilgrims.

  • 2011.11.23
    Sour beers "are the easiest beers for sommeliers to sell, because they’re so used to talking about acidity and its interplay with food." A description and review of 'sour' beers, via Eric Asimov in the New York Times.

    Coming Soon! Rhino Chasers

  • 2011.11.23
    Contract brewer Holy Brew invests in Virgina brewery Lost Rhino, to produce its 'Belgian' inspired beers. Details via

  • 2011.11.23
    'Session Beer' defined as beers of alcoholic strength below 4.5% alcohol-by-volume, by beer writer Lew Bryson.

  • 2011.11.23
    Composer & 'free' drummer, Paul Motian, has died at 80. Played with Bill Evans, and fronted his own groups. Via Yahoo! News.

    Portner Brewing Historical Plaque (03)

  • 2011.11.21
    Portner Brewery, hailing back to 1869, to be reopened as a brewpub, in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2014, by great-great-granddaughter of founder. Via


  • Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from:
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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