Monday, December 02, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 45/46/47, 2013.

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

Weeks 45/46/47
3 November- 23 November 2013

  • 2013.11.23
    In May 2013, Yahoo/Flickr's re-design was bad for photographers; in November 2013, even more so. "If you don't like it," Yahoo's silence appeared to tell the community, "then get lost." Via Michel Stutz (at Huffington Post).

  • 2013.11.22
    A solemn date, today: the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Via Washington Post.

  • 2013.11.22
    While still small, the number of 'craft' breweries is on the rise in Beijing, and all of China. Via The Drinks Business.

  • 2013.11.20
    Doris Lessing —Nobel Prize-winning novelist on gender politics, race, ideology— dies at age 94. Via Los Angeles Times.

  • 2013.11.19
    Mavis Batey —one of the Enigma code-breakers of World War II— dies a British hero at age 92. Via Washington Post.

  • 2013.11.18
    The Wine Spectator Magazine releases its Top 100 Wines List for 2013.

  • 2013.11.18
    The U.S. is in the middle of the curve for global alcohol consumption. Via Geo Currents.

  • 2013.11.16
    A tour of Washington D.C.'s newest brewpub-to-be, Right Proper, scheduled to open in December 2013. Via Washington City Paper.

  • 2013.11.16
    Leesburg, Virginia, is becoming a 'craft' beer and brewery hub for northern Virginia. Via Fritz Hahn (at Washington Post).

    Virginia Cider Week 2012
  • 2013.11.15
    Virginia Cider Week: 15-24 November 2013.

  • 2013.11.05
    Guy Fawkes Day! Or should that be Guido Fawkes Day? Via Wikipedia.

  • 2013.11.05
    "Hatching Twitter", a history of the dysfunctional birth of the social media site Twitter, written by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton. Review by Mashable.
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