Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 42/43, 2011.

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

Weeks 42-43
16 - 29 October 2011

  • 2011.10.28
    "The most preposterous, fabulous, thrilling, all-around unbelievable World Series game of this generation." St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers in Game 6. Via Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post.
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  • 2011.10.25
    Alan McLeod of @agoodbeerblog creates a Wiki-Space for comments on, and reviews and errata corrections of The Oxford Companion to Beer.
  • 2011.10.24
    Texas based Jester King Craft Brewery sues the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for violating its 1st & 14th Amendment rights. Via
  • 2011.10.24
    Benjamin Franklin did NOT write that quote attributed to him about beer. In fact, he was praising wine.
  • 2011.10.24
    More Virginia cider! In Nelson County, Bold Rock Cidery is expected to produce cider by Christmas.
  • 2011.10.24
    Yet more Virginia beer! Over 1,300 turn out for Hardywood Park Craft Brewery grand opening in Richmond, Virginia. Via

  • 2011.10.24
    More Virginia beer! Blue Mountain Brewery breaks ground on its new production facility in Colleen, VA. Via

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  • 2011.10.24
    A slideshow of photos from the 8th annual Chesapeake Real Ale Festival, 15 October, in Baltimore, Maryland, co-organized by the Society for the Preservation of Beer from the Wood (SPBW, Chesapeake chapter) and the Pratt Street Alehouse, where the festival was held.

  • 2011.10.23
    A warning about a cellphone scam called "smishing." Via ABC News.

  • 2011.11.21
    An insider's comment on the very wet Virginia wine harvest: "There's going to be a lot of rosé in 2012."

  • 2011.10.20
    Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years until he was ousted by rebels in a bloody civil war, has been killed. Via Yahoo News.

  • 2011.10.20
    Wild Wolf Brewing Company to begin brewing at new brewpub in Nellysford, Virginia. Via

  • 2011.10.20
    Some brewpubs and non-brewing restaurants are opening separate brewing facilities to supply their growing beer needs. Via Washington Post.

  • 2011.10.20
    Photos from Baltimore Beer Week (6-16 October, Baltimore Maryland) on Flickr.

  • 2011.10.18
    1st ever Washington D.C. Wine Week: 15-22 October.

  • 2011.10.18
    Twitter reaches 100 million monthly active users; 50% log in every day. Via Mashable.

  • 2011.10.17
    "In Defense of Language: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Black IPA." Via Greg Koch of Stone Brewing.

  • 2011.10.17
    The Oxford Companion to Beer: good but flawed, say British bloggers Boak and Bailey. It lacks original source documentation, and has a U.S. slant.


  • 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:
  • Clamps and Gaskets returns after a 28 week absence.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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