Monday, December 16, 2013

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 48/49, 2013.

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

Weeks 48/49
24 November- 7 December 2013

  • 2013.12.07
    "... December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy ...". Via History Matters.

  • 2013.12.06
    December 6 is the feast day of the Christian Saint Nicholas of Myra: the inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus, and the patron saint of brewers. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.12.05
    Nelson Mandela dies at age 95. Via LA Times.

  • 2013.12.05
    "Eighty years of drink." Prohibition was repealed on 5 December 1933. Via YFGF.

  • 2013.12.03
    'Craft" brewer Dogfish Head trademarks an Indian word for "hello." Upsets a fellow 'craft' brewer. Good business or “cultural imperialism”? Via Street Food Locator.

  • Brewed in Virginia
  • 2013.12.02
    The Richmond Squirrels —Richmond, Virginia, AA professional baseball team— contract with local 'craft' brewery to produce a beer for the team.

  • 2013.11.30
    Richmond, Virginia, artists create artwork on brewery casks. Via Richmond Times-Dispatch.

  • 2013.11.28
    "To give thanks is a matter of joy; should that be confined by excessive sobriety?" Beer writer Michael Jackson writing for the Washington Post in 1983, on pairing beer with the Thanksgiving meal. Via Beer Hunter.

  • 2013.11.27
    The story of the 19th century woman who created Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Via Smithsonian Magazine.

  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly (usually) 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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