Monday, October 22, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 39/40/41, 2012

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

Weeks 39/40/41
22 September - 13 October 2012

  • 2012.10.13
    The results of the 31st Great American Beer Festival. Via YFGF.

    Bardo Rodeo
  • 2012.10.10
    Bardo Rodeo, long-departed Arlington, Virginia, brewpub has plans re-open in northeast Washington, D.C. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.10.10
    Brewery Vivant is the first LEED-certified production brewery in the United States. V

  • 2012.10.09
    The OCBeer Wiki currently lists more than 200 corrections to The Oxford Companion to Beer, to almost 20% of the book's total entries. Via Zythophile.

  • 2012.10.09
    Tours of two soon-to-open Virginia breweries: Center of the Universe Brewing (via Richmond Beermeister) and Beer Hound Brewery (via Fuggled).

  • 2012.10.09
    The "avant-garde ales" of planned Washington, D.C. brewpub, Right Proper Brewing Company. Via Washington City Paper.

    Nationals win Game 1
  • 2012.10.07
    After 79 years: Washington, D.C., no longer last. The historic baseball season of the Washington Nationals. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.10.07
    Is national brewpub chain, Gordon-Biersch, opening a 2nd Washington, D.C. location, this one near to Nationals Park in southeast DC? Via JDLand.

  • 2012.10.03
    The re-resurgence of lager ... at 'craft' breweries. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.10.03
    The growth of the Virginia cider business. Via Washington Post wine writer Dave Mcintyre.

    Parisi & Madden
  • 2012.10.03
    Three 'craft' brewsters to watch, as selected by Serious Eats.

  • 2012.10.03
    According to the 2012 Cask Ale Report for the UK, cask ale sales in Britain have surpassed draft beer sales. Via Pete Brown.

    Naked Mtn @Screwtop (02)
  • 2012.10.01
    October 2012 is Virginia Wine Month. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.09.30
    A Maryland brewery has plans to open in Ocean City, along the boardwalk: Shorebilly. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.

  • 2012.09.30
    Two books on beer by respected authors slated for 4th quarter 2012 release. "Shakespeare's Local" by Pete Brown. "For the Love of Hops" by Stan Hieronymus.

  • 2012.09.29
    Useful, small list of northwest 'fresh-hop' hop descriptions. Via Beervana.

  • 2012.09.29
    Amazon may once again be trying its hand at the wine direct-to-consumer business. Via Mashable.

  • 2012.09.28
    September 28th is the feast day of the Roman Catholic saint of brewers. Via Musings Over A Pint.

    Flying firkin tapping (01)
  • 2012.09.28
    Camden Yards, home ballpark to Major League Baseball team Baltimore Orioles, one of only two ballparks in nation to offer cask-conditioned ale on a regular basis. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.09.27
    Large earthquake's unusual patterns puzzle scientists; may signal upcoming significant changes to Earth's crust. Via NPR News.

  • 2012.09.24
    The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission conducted tests in the 1950s to determine if canned and bottled beer, near to a nuclear explosion, would remain safe to drink. Via Robert Krulwich of NPR News.

  • 2012.09.23
    Newborn giant panda dies at National Zoo, in Washington, D.C. Via Huffington Post.

    Willkommen Oktoberfest!
  • 2012.09.22
    Oktoberfest 2012 begins at noon, Saturday 22 September, in Munich, Germany, and continues through Sunday, 7 October. Via Wikipedia.

  • 2012.09.22
    The Autumnal Equinox occurred at 10:49 am on the US east coast. Via National Geographic.

  • * YFGF is several weeks behind in its updates for Clamps & Gaskets. While the column becomes 'current', readers can expect several consecutive Mondays of 3-week summaries.
  • 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
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