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November 20 2005 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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With your intense appreciation for beer, there is little that can surpass the joy of immerging into an overstuffed sofa with a cool glass of lager, your favorite warm body and a broad, flat-screened DVD-treat about your preferred addiction...beer!
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Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you may want to serve a bright new offering with a little pizzazz.  How about Sauce a la Biere for a memorable holiday pleasure?

Sauce a la Biere

2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, chopped
8 ounces mushroom caps
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
1-2 cups pan drippings from turkey
4 ounces Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale
4 ounces heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

In saucepan, saute shallots and mushroom caps in butter over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium and sprinkle in fresh parsley. Add turkey pan drippings, and Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Add heavy cream, poultry seasoning, and salt & pepper, to taste.  Bring to a boil.

Dissolve cornstarch in water, and use to thicken sauce to preferred consistency.  Serve.

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

Three men die and go to heaven and are in line to meet St. Peter.

St. Peter: Hi, what's your name?
Paul: My name is Paul.
St. Peter: Hi, Paul. Tell me, when you died, how much were you earning?
Paul: 220K.
St. Peter: Wow! Tell me, Paul, what were you doing to earn that kind of money?
Paul: I was a lawyer.
St. Peter: That's great! Come on in.

St. Peter then turned to the second man -
St. Peter: Nice to meet you, what's your name?
Roger: My name is Roger.
St. Peter: Hi, Roger. Tell me, when you died, how much were you earning?
Roger: 80K.
St. Peter: Hey, that's great! Tell me, Roger, what did you do for a living?
Roger: I was an accountant.
St. Peter: That's very good! Come on in.

St. Peter then turned to the third man -
St. Peter: Hey, great to have you here.  What's your name?
John: My name is John.
St. Peter: Hi, John. Tell me, John, how much were you earning when you died?
John: About $20,000.
St. Peter: Hey, that's fantastic, John! Tell me, what instrument did you play?

Beer News:

Hophead alert!  Sly Fox Brewhouse and Eatery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA launches IPA Project 2005 on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  In celebration of ten years of great brews and pleasure, a baker's dozen of IPA's will be served, including all 9 varietal IPA's brewed this year plus 2005 Odyssey Imperial IPA (all on tap), a keg of Rt. 113 IPA, and casks of 2004 & 2005 Odyssey.

Call Sly Fox for more information:  610.935.4540

Craft Brew of the Week Award:

Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) - Clipper City Brewery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Style -  American Double Pilsner

Bright, light golden yellow, with tightly-packed, sticky white head. Beneath, steady streams of light carbonation bring awakening aromas of fresh citrus, dried rose petals, and spicy hops to dance among the senses. Smooth, slightly sticky, big-bread malts balance on a perfect tightrope-of-excitement with piney, grassy, floral and citrus hop flavors.  Round softness adds to the complexity.  Incredible!


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Carolyn Smagalski, Beer and Brewing Editor

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