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Celebrating the Celebrator - Tom Dalldorf
He is the supreme reflection of West Coast living: laid-back, progressive, energetic, high-spirited, unconventional, cosmopolitan, and fun-loving - all rolled up into one.
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, Homebrewers! Time to ready those holiday brews for the celebrations ahead. Take advantage of the cornucopia of ingredients available to spice up your own holiday creations. Pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, sweet potatoes or cranberry can add subtle, zest to the aroma and palate of your favorite recipe.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
Funny Store Names and Mottos:
Sign in a Hong Kong shipyard business: Lee Kee Shipping
In Washington State, there's a little radiator shop in Edmonds. The sign out front reads, "Best place to take a leak!"
In San Diego, California, in the city of Santee/El Cajon. There is a shop that apparently sells/trades-in hub caps. Their motto is: "We cover your nuts."
Hair Salon in Hampton: 'Curl Up and Dye'
A local pub in Coventry: The sign should have read THE KING'S ARMS, but the M had fallen off.
Then, of course, there is the Poker Plumbing Company. Their motto is: "A straight flush beats a full house every time...."
Two bars in Toronto are:
"Where are you?"
"I'm at Work." or "I'm at My Apartment"
Store in Cambridge Mass....... 4Q Computer..
Oktoberfest Seasonals are ripe for the picking! Only available for the short season, now is the time to revel in the spiciness of Autumn abundance. Full bodied, rich, toasted malt flavors, usually the glow of darkened copper, these lagers have a smooth mouthfeel and are a welcome
Allgauer Oktoberfet from Allgauer Brauhaus AG, Kempten, Germany
Staghorn Oktoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, Wisconsin, USA
Wolnzacher Oktoberfest from Wolnzacher Burgerbrau AG, Wolnzach, Germany
Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Smuttynose Oktoberfest Big Beer Series from Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Rauchbier - Triumph Brewing Company, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Glowing Copper body with sunshine clarity sits proudly beneath a foamy white head that dissipates to a healthy ring. Munich malts impart a nutty character, with aromas of Beechwood in the background. Floral notes balance the malt sweetness for a truly unforgettable and satisfying brew.
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