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March 5 2007 Beer and Brewing Newsletter


Here are the latest articles from the Beer and Brewing site at BellaOnline.com.

Michael Jackson Presents Extreme Beer at the Penn Museum
Extreme Beer, as presented by the Master! The aim is to light an orgy on the tongue, seduce the tastebuds, or repeat the orgasmic effects of blended brews through joint ventures that create ever more seductive tastes, higher alcohol levels, and deeper complexity.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49699.asp

National Beerdrinker of the Year 2007 - Diane Catanzaro Seizes the Crown
As she poured the coppery Old Chub into the glass of Duchesse, she proclaimed it "Chubesse," and added with a wink, Hes in to her!

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49661.asp

Beer Trivia for Beer Geeks
You are sure you have what it takes to be crowned "Beerdrinker of the Year," but how deep IS your knowledge? Try this little Beer Trivia Quiz...

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49543.asp

Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

Soothe your skin and your soul with delightful hops for the body. Recreational therapist Jamie Choler and Sara Hale, former brewer of Schlafly Beer at St. Louis Brewery, St. Louis, Missouri, have merged their talents as partners at "It's All About You." Ms. Hale employs her technical knowledge in recipe creativity to produce a delightful pack of treats for the hophead in the Beer Lovers Gift Basket. Included in this special pack:
HopStick Lip Balm
"I Wanna' Kiss you All Over" Hop Body Oil
Hops & Lavender Bath Soak & Scrub
The Ultimate "Oh My Head" Hangover Eye Pillow
Packaged with an accompanying Schlafly Logo Pint Glass
For details:
http://www.itsallaboutyoubaby.com/HTML/giftbaskets.php

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends, a college student led the way into the den.
"What is the big brass gong and hammer for?" one of his friends asked.
"That is the talking clock," the man replied.
"How's it work?"
"Watch," the man said and proceeded to give the gong an ear shattering pound with the hammer. Suddenly, someone screamed from the other side of the wall, "Knock it off, you idiot! It's two o'clock in the morning!"
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An elderly widow and widower were dating for about five years. The man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said "yes". The next morning when he awoke, he couldn't remember what her answer was! "Was she happy? I think so, wait, no, she looked at me funny..."

After about an hour of trying to remember to no avail he got on the telephone and gave her a call. Embarrassed, he admitted that he didn't remember her answer to the marriage proposal.
"Oh", she said, "I'm so glad you called. I remembered saying 'yes' to someone, but I couldn't remember who it was."
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Tom had this problem of getting up late in the morning and was always late for work. His boss was mad at him and threatened to fire him if he didn't do something about it. So Tom went to his doctor who gave him a pill and told him to take it before he went to bed. Tom slept well, and in fact, beat the alarm in the morning. He had a leisurely breakfast and drove cheerfully to work.
"Boss", he said, "The pill actually worked!"
"That's all fine" said the boss, "but where were you yesterday?"

Beer News

Michael Jackson, World-renowned Beer Hunter and Bard of Beer, presents the 17th Annual Michael Jackson Beer Tasting at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on Saturday, March 10, 2007 during three sittings, scheduled for 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. The theme this year is Extreme Beer.

He also presents his traditional Extreme Beer Dinner at the Penn Museum on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., complete with elegance befitting the master. Reservations are required.

For information:
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/events/calendar.php
Reservations may also be made by phone:
215-898-4890

In addition, Mr. Jackson will be presenting the 11th Annual Belgian Beer Dinner - Theme: Farmhouse Ales, at Monk's Cafe and Beer Emporium, 264 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This event is sold out.

Craft Beer of the Week Award

Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewing, Bend, Oregon, USA

Style: American Barley Wine

As a revered selection in the 2005 Reserve Series, this ephemeral beauty sits cloudy amber-orange beneath a creamy white head of effervescent froth. Glaciers of lace float on the surface, leaving telltale webbing on the glass. The nose presents with the sweetness of figs, raisins, wood and caramel, threaded with a floral, citrus scent. On the palate, a sweet, caramel maltiness dances with dark fruit, oak and a light vinous character, balanced by grass, florals and notes of orange and grapefruit. Four months in French oak wine barrels and a few days of dry hopping before bottling impart a high level of complexity to this incredible tongue teaser.

Cheers!

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Carolyn Smagalski, Beer and Brewing Editor
http://Beer.bellaonline.com

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