Monday, October 29, 2012

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 42/43, 2012

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

Weeks 42/43
14 October - 27 October 2012

  • 2012.10.26
    Washington D.C.'s first distillery in over 100 years opens. New Columbia Distillers releases Green Hat Gin. Via DCist.

  • 2012.10.25
    Newest strongest beer in world: "Armageddon" from Scottish brewery Brewmeister. A mere 65% abv. Via Huffington Post.

  • 2012.10.24
    National brewpub chain Gordon-Biersch opens a new location in Baltimore, Maryland, in Harbor East. Via "The Original" Beer in Baltimore.

  • 2012.10.24
    Production brewery CasaNova planned for Arlington, Virginia, first since 1916. Via Arl Now.

  • 2012.10.23
    Virginia's newest production brewery to open in Ashland, Virginia, 16 November 2012. Via YFGF.

  • 2012.10.22
    Lance Armstrong stripped of all Tour de France titles; banned from all pro cycling. Via Business Journal.

  • 2012.10.21
    George S. McGovern, Democratic nominee who lost to Nixon in ’72, dies at 90. Worked to alleviate hunger. Via Washington Post.

  • 2012.10.19
    In the greater Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan area, Baltimore Beer Week runs Saturday 19 October through Sunday 28 October, 2012.

  • 2012.10.17
    Maryland's top 20 beers, as ranked by the Baltimore Sun.

  • 2012.10.17
    British wine writer, Steve Spurrier -of 1976 Judgement of Paris fame- says: "Virginia makes the kind of wines I like to drink." Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.

  • 2012.10.17
    On Earth today: 7 billion people, 6 billion cell phone-contracts. Via Notions Capital.

    Clipper City Gold Ale on tap
  • 2012.10.17
    The two major league professional sports teams in Maryland —the baseball Orioles and football Ravens— support locally-made beer. Via Flying Dog.

  • 2012.10.15
    Top 5 states at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, by medals: California (49), Colorado (35), Oregon (24), Pennsylvania (17) ... and Virginia (12). Via YFGF.

  • 2012.10.14
    "The World Atlas of Beer," written by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont. Review by Alan McLeod at A Good Beer Blog.

  • 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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