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Beer Fox Guide to Dortmunder
At the tail end of the 19th century, "Dortmunder" became a desirable commodity throughout the booming Ruhr valley of Westphalia. It was not only embraced by the industrial laborers, but became so immensely popular that it was fondly referred to as "Export."
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Smoked salmon pairs particularly well with German lagers and Belgian ales. Try salmon with a golden pilsner or dortmunder, saison, witbier, or one of the deliciously smoked rauchbiers. A tart gueuze will also snap the delicate flavors to life!
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, "You are in charge of the cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No you should do it, and besides it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says...
Negotiations are underway between George Clooney and Anheuser-Busch, the producers of the most high-profile beer advertisements in the country. If A-B gets their way, Clooney is slated to be "the voice of Budweiser." If Bud is reaching out to women, this could be the most significant move they have ever made toward enticing women into the world of beer!
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Old Chub Scottish Style Ale - Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, Colorado, USA
Style - Scottish Ale/Wee heavy
This robust, mahogany beauty pours a tight tawny head with finely webbed lacing. The finest craft beer you will ever find in a can, Old Chub has an espresso sweetness that is balanced by a biting, yet satisfying, bitterness that tones-down as it warms. A full mouth feel is enhanced by the 8% ABV and may catch you by surprise...so take it easy on this one!
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