Monday, November 17, 2014

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 44/45, 2014.

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

Weeks 44/45
26 October - 8 November 2014

  • 2014.11.07
    The U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids ex post facto laws: laws which retroactively change the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the laws. But Richmond, Virginia, is assessing a retroactive tax and penalty on a brewery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, for a tax regulation that didn't exist when the brewery opened.
    —Via Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • 2014.11.05
    In 2010, the city of Washington, D.C., the U.S. nation's capital, had zero production breweries. In November 2014, it welcomed its fifth production brewery.
    —Via YFGF

  • 2014.11.05
    If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Oregon/Idaho 'craft' brewery, 10 Barrel Brewing.
    —Via All About Beer

  • 2014.11.03
    Ever craftier. The largest beer distributor in the U.S., Reyes Beverage Group, gets bigger, buying Florida's Gold Coast Beverage for one billion dollars.
    —Via Brewbound

  • 2014.11.04
    Tom Magliozzi, one-half of the comedy-cum-car repair brother duo "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," on Nationals Public Radio has died, at 77, of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
    —Via USA Today

  • 2014.11.01
    A Thomas Jefferson re-creator, $31 million in bonds, and $7 million in grants and incentives. How the state of Virginia and the city of Richmond lured California's Stone Brewing to choose Richmond for the brewery's East Coast facility.
    —Via Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • 2014.11.01
    Fifteen, often only whispered, problems with craft beer, as it is today.
    —Via First We Feast

    Hip Hops at The New Yorker
  • 2014.10.31
    Craft beer on the cover of The New Yorker, and the reaction of the 'craft' beer world to the cartoon.
    —Via John Holl at All About Beer

  • 2014.10.29
    Monks at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico and their native "holy hops": Humulus neomexicanus.
    —Via Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer

  • 2014.10.28
    Russia may have hacked the computers of "unclassified Executive Office of the President network.'
    —Via Washington Post

  • 2014.10.28
    An unmanned commercial rocket, owned by Orbital Sciences, headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies, exploded just after launching from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
    —Via USA today

  • 2014.10.28
    The connection between Washington D.C.'s oldest repertory theater, Arena Stage, founded in 1950, and the Heurich Brewing Company, which closed in 1956.
    —Via WAMU

  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-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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