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The Palmer Method of Homebrewing
Are you ready to "pitch the yeast" and brew your own beer? Master of Homebrewing, John Palmer, takes the mystery out of homebrewing and whets your appetite for an adventure in fermentation-land.
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
When serving your favorite Gourmet Beer, pour the beer slowly to maximize a creamy froth. Leave a portion of beer in the bottle so the glass can then be topped up after serving. Serve glass and bottle as a dynamic duo. For designer beers that are refermented in the bottle, you will see the yeast deposit in the base of the bottle. This is a sign of quality. Do not disturb the yeast – rather, leave it in the bottom, and present the bottle with the glass.
Flying Fish Brewing Company of Cherry Hill, New Jersey has bottled the last of their Grand Cru Winter Reserve. If you hope to have some for Christmas week, lace up your running boots, hitch up the sleigh and fly down to your beer shop to ensure your supply!
World Class Beverages Beer Geek Challenge Homebrew Contest – And the winner is…Brewer Pete McNamara of Indianapolis, Indiana with his limited edition Hideaway Brown! Bottling is under way at Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington, Indiana. Six packs and cases of the Northern English Brown Ale are available from Upland Beer distributors. You may even do a scavenger hunt for some on tap!
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Christmas Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Style - Specialty Seasonal Ale
If you are looking for a taste of the Holidays, this sparkling copper ale with fluffy snowbank-style head steals the show. The seductive aroma of cinnamon and ginger lures you into its complex style. Traces of honey drift over a caramel malt base, with toffee and biscuit tonality. A lush mouthfeel of creamy smoothness ends in a long finish of clean ginger and pine. The perfect winter warmer for cozying by the fireplace!
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