Monday, February 18, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 3/4, 2013.

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

Weeks 3/4
13 January 2013 - 26 January 2013

  • 2013.01.26
    'Craft' beer sales in the United States have doubled in past six years. Food and drink research firm, Mintel, predicts a tripling by 2017.

  • 2013.01.25
    Kim Jordan —CEO of New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado— announced as keynote speaker for 2013 Craft Brewers Conference, in Washington, D.C. Via Brewers Association.

  • 2013.01.24
    The Brewers Association releases An Introspective Audio History of the Brewers Association by 2012 Board of Directors and Staff.

  • 2013.01.24
    Beer was first released in cans —tin cans— today in 1935, in Richmond, Virginia. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.01.24
    Overall beer shipments were down in the United States in 2011 by 2.4% in 2011, while 'craft' beer sales were up by 12%. Via Los Angeles Times.

    New Albion, now

  • 2013.01.23
    "How beautifully simple." Boston Beer Company's modern recreation of New Albion, the first 'craft' beer produced in the United States, 1977-1983. Video via Boston Beer.

  • 2013.01.22
    Beer wholesalers, nationwide, generate more than $20 billion in taxes, add $54 billion to the GDP, and directly employ 130,000 people. Via Washington Business Journal.

  • 2013.01.21
    What the Constitution states (and doesn't) about Presidential inaugurations. Via.

  • 2013.01.20
    Legendary Washington, D.C. eatery, Ben's Chili Bowl, making 1,000 gallons of chili for President Barack Obama's 2nd inauguration. That and other statistics concerning the inauguration, via Huffington Post.

  • 2013.01.19
    Baseball Hall of Famer Stan 'the Man' Musial, played for St. Louis Cardinals, dies at age 92. Via Sports Illustrated.

  • 2013.01.19
    Baseball Hall of Fame manager, Earl Weaver of the Baltimore Orioles, dies, at age 82. Via ABCNews 7.

  • 2013.01.19
    Frosted glassware not the best choice for 'craft' beer, says Brewers Association. Video.

    Pat's Budweiser truck

  • 2013.01.16
    The U.K. Supreme Court awards trademark rights to the "Budweiser' name to both global corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev and Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar. Via RealBeer.

  • 2013.01.16
    Japan has the largest number of whisky distilleries after Scotland and the United States. Exporting single malts to the United States. Via Serious Eats.

  • 2013.01.15
    New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado announces that it is 100% employee-owned. Via MarketWire.

  • 2013.01.15
    More small breweries in United States turning to mobile canning operations. Richmond Biz Sense reports on a Virginia operation.

  • 2013.01.15
    The science of beer color: carmelization vs. Meillard reactions. Via PopSci.

  • 2013.01.13
    The 20 most influential beers of all time? List via The Zythophile.

  • 2013.01.13
    Advance screening for "Beer Hunter: The Movie" announced for Washington, D.C., for 27 March 2013.

  • 2013.01.13
    The Boston Great Molasses Flood occurred today in 1919. Twenty-one died. Via BellaOnline.

  • 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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