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Beer Tasting with Michael Jackson - The Beer Hunter
He steps up to the podium - Master of Beer, Emperor of Ale, Sovereign of Imperial Stout. A hush falls over the room.
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Serving beer in proper glassware is "eye candy" for the spirit, and affords the best display for "appearance" in anticipation of a seductive brew. Breweries in Belgium actually engineer the glass before the beer.
Scientific studies support the fact that the shape of glassware assists in head development and retention - and we all know that "good head" is important for preserving the volatiles in beer. Volatiles are compounds that add to the aroma of beer - hop oils, fruity esters, herbal notes, spices, and alcohol.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
A friendly little jab at our accountant friends who are so busy during this tax season:
A patient was at her doctor's office after undergoing a complete physical exam. The doctor said, "I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live."
The patient asked, "Oh doctor, what should I do?"
The doctor replied, "Marry an accountant."
"Will that make me live longer?" asked the patient.
"No," said the doctor, "but it will SEEM longer."
Molson Kick becomes available in Western Canada, Ontario and Quebec, beginning March 21, 2005 - with a kick of guarana, the mysterious South American plant having natural caffeine and herbal essences.
Molson Kick will be available in a fast-chilling aluminum bottle - lighter than glass bottles, and easy to recycle!
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Avery India Pale Ale - Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Style - India Pale Ale
Light amber sparkling gem with full head and persistent lacing. Fruity, hoppy citrus character with rounded malt softness. 6% ABV. Awakens your palate with an explosion of hops.
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