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Monday, May 04, 2015

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 16/17, 2015.

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

Weeks 16/17
12 April - 25 April 2015


  • 2015.04.25
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck Nepal: "hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken."
    —Via AP at Yahoo News.

    UPDATE 1 May 2015
    "The true extent of the damage from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake is still unknown as reports keep filtering in from remote areas, some of which remain entirely cut off. The U.N. has estimated the quake affected 8.1 million people — more than a quarter of Nepal's 28 million people."
    —Via AP (at Huffington Post).


  • 2015.04.23
    "The need for brewers has vastly outstripped the available supply of those who actually know what they are doing."
    —Via Dr. Michael J. Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Brewing Science at University of California, Davis (at Davis Enterprise).


  • 2015.04.23
    The (U.S.) Brewers Association selects Matt Stinchfield (owner of Ploughshare Brewing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska) as its first 'safety ambassador': to promote safety in U.S. breweries.
    —Via Brewers Association.


  • 2015.04.23
    After weeks-long delay, the U.S. Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, the first African-American woman in that position.
    —Via AFP (at Yahoo News).


  • 2015.04.23
    Bubbles and buzz. 'Nitro' coffee, a new thing? “It’s a paradigm shift as far as what coffee can become.”
    —Via WTOP Radio.


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  • 2015.04.22
    “Craft brewing is sucking up every pound of hops in the U.S. Growers can’t expand fast enough.”
    —Via Popular Science.


  • 2015.04.22
    Earth Day 2015.
    —Via YFGF.


  • 2015.04.21
    Strip clubs, sexism, and 'craft' beer.
    —Via Jeff Alworth (at Beervana).
    —Via Heather Vandenengel.


  • 2015.04.21
    Five 'farmhouse breweries' operate in Maryland; that number may soon double.
    —Via Fortune.


  • 2015.04.20
    The Telegraph calls Melissa Cole: “The woman 'taking the beard out of beer.'”
    —Via Telegraph.


  • 2015.04.20
    “The passion has been professionalized.” Investors and bankers attracted to large 'craft' breweries.
    —Via Market Watch.



  • 2015.04.19
    Wineries have long been fermenting some of their their wine in concrete 'eggs.' Now, Hair of the Dog Brewing, in Portland, Oregon, may be the first American brewery to ferment its beer so.
    —Via Brooston Beer Bulletin.


  • 2015.04.19
    The Craft Brewers Conference: the state of the 'craft' beer industry in 2015. There are 3,418 'craft' breweries in the United States, and other statistics.
    —Via YFGF.


  • 2015.04.16
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate beer calorie information on chain-restaurant menus. Regulation may hurt smaller breweries.
    —Via Craft Brewing Business.


  • 2015.04.14
    Iowa governor signs bill into law, which states that, “'Beer' means beer.'”
    —Via Brewers Association.


  • 2015.04.14
    Percy Sledge, singer of the classic soul song, "When A Man Loves A Woman," has died at 74.
    —Via Associated Press.


  • 2015.04.13
    Dick Cantwell, co-founder of Elysian Brewing, to resign management position over disagreement with partners over sale of Washington state 'craft' brewery to Anheuser-Busch.
    —Via Brewbound.


  • 2015.04.13
    April 13, 2015 is the sesquicentennial of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (13 April 1865).
    —Via Washington Post.


  • 2015.04.13
    Günter Grass, German Nobel laureate, dies at 87. "Known around the world as the moral conscience of 20th-century Germany, a reputation that faltered when he belatedly revealed that he had served as a young soldier in Hitler’s SS."
    —Via Washington Post.


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  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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