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Monday, September 23, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 35/36, 2013.

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

Weeks 35/36
25 August - 7 September 2013

  • 2013.09.05
    Chef Lucy Saunders announces Kickstarter campaign for new cookbook: "Dinner in the Beer Garden." Via YFGF.


  • 2013.09.05
    Jeff Alworth of Beervana categorizes 'wild ales.'


  • 2013.09.04
    Recipes for foodies and 'craft' beer lovers: "The American Craft Beer Cookbook" by John Holl, reviewed by Carla Companion, aka The Beer Babe.


  • 2013.09.04
    Josh Burdette, the longtime doorman and head of security at Washington D.C.'s venerable 930 Club, has died at age 36. Via Washington Post.


  • 2013.09.03
    September 3, 1783: 230 years ago today, the day Britain first recognized the independence of the United States of America. Via Musings Over a Pint.


  • 2013.09.03
    Whisky Advocate Magazine announces beer and whiskey writer Lew Bryson as new full-time managing editor. http://ow.ly/ox1Ti


  • 2013.09.02
    "Today, honor those 108,440 laborers who work at the 2,483 American-owned 'craft' breweries." Labor Day and 'craft' beer. Via YFGF.


  • 2013.09.02
    "The Pocket Beer Guide" by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb gets its U.S. release today.


  • 2013.09.02
    Atlas Brew Works is Washington, D.C.'s newest brewery. Via DC Beer.


  • 2013.09.01
    'India Session Ales:' are they India, are they 'sessionable,' are they oxymoronic? Martyn Cornell of Zythophile examines the trend.


  • 2013.09.01
    If it's September, it's Vegan MoFo: Vegan Month of Food.


  • 2013.08.31
    Oktoberfests are traditionally lagers. Is Munich brewery Hofbräu producing an Oktoberfest Ale? Via YFGF.



  • 2013.08.31
    Experiment at University of Washington allows one person to use his mind to control another person’s movements. Via Washington Post.


  • 2013.08.30
    Washington D.C.'s 3 Stars Brewing is one year old. Via Eater DC.


  • 2013.08.30
    Virginia's newest brewery Three Notchd Brewery opened today in Charlottesville.


  • 2013.08.30
    Know your beer gods & goddesses: a list of over 100 beer deities, via Brookston Beer Bulletin.


  • 2013.08.30
    Seasonal beer calendar creep? Deschutes Brewing releases is Jubelale Winter Ale at the start of September. Via Beer Pulse.


  • 2013.08.28
    Alexandria, Virginia's Del Ray Pizzeria opening a brewpub/drafthouse south of the city of Alexandria, in 2014. Via Washington Business Journal.


  • 2013.08.28
    Long-time Washington D.C. craft beer bar, The Reef, closes. Via Washington Post.


  • 2013.08.28
    Maryland hops industry has become robust enough that state breweries can be choosy. Via The Full Pint.


  • 2013.08.27
    Excessive use of preservative sulfur dioxide may cause more problems in white wine than the compound solves. Via The Drinks Business.


  • 2013.08.27
    Sour German-style ales find a new homeland in America (including the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, area). Via Washington Post.


  • 2013.08.27
    Trademark lawsuits accelerate in 'craft' beer industry. A Virginia vs. Massachusetts example, via Richmond Biz Sense


  • 2013.08.27
    Whole Foods supermarket chain to open a brewpub. Planned for 2014 in San Jose, California. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.


  • 2013.08.25
    Iraq war veterans opening Young Veterans Brewing in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in September 2013. Via AP News


  • 2013.08.25
    A panda cub is born at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo 4.8 ounces, healthy, and nicknamed "butter stick." Via WAMU Radio.


  • 2013.08.25
    Why are pumpkin beers available before pumpkin harvest. NPR investigates.


  • 2013.08.25
    Brewery worker at Stone Brewing killed during forklift accident. Via UT San Diego.


  • 2013.08.25
    Bad beer was why Ray Daniels began Cicerone —beer server certification program— 5 years ago. Via NPR.


  • 2013.08.25
    The bite of a beer is derived not only from its bubbles but from carbonic acid. Via NBC News.

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

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