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Beer Cookery - Grand Maui Tuna Teriyaki
The Beer Fox says, "This succulent tuna is dressed in a complex blend of Canadian sweetness with an exotic touch of the Pacific tropics. An elegant dish, requiring a minimum of preparation time."
Craft Brewers Celebrate Blues & Brews
Showcasing the "Battle of the Brewery Bands" on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, West meets East and "in-between" in a slam-bang diversion that highlights music as diverse as signature beer styles.
World Beer Cup Showcases Olympian Level Brewers
The Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2006, the largest international professional beer competition in the world, opens its arms to the global community from April 10-14, 2006 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Tapas and Beer - Tasty Food Pairings
Grateful for the Spanish tradition of tapas, you slide your feline hips into a pair of sexy, low-slung jeans, slather on a bit of Burberry and shake your hair to fullness on the way to your local brewpub.
Thank your host or hostess with a gift of elegant craft beer. Belgian Beers are an especially appreciated gift. Specialty glassware adds to the flair.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
Two men dressed in pilots' uniforms walk up the aisle. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane. Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit. The door closes, and the engines start up.
The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming. The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport runway. When it begins to look as though the plane will plough into the water, the terrified passengers scream hysterically. At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.
In the cockpit, one blind pilot turns to the other and says, "You know, Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late, and we're all gonna die."
Pierre Celis and his daughter Christine will be forming a partnership with Real Ale Brewing Company, Blanco, Texas. A new brewhouse is being completed at this moment!
A new line of beer created by Celis will be labeled "Brussels" and will include a White (5% ABV), Brussels Grand Cru (8.5-9% ABV), Cherry (3.5% ABV), Peach (3.5% ABV) and Raspberry (3,5% ABV).
High quality wheat from Luckenbach, Texas, USA will be used, with Kent Golding and Saaz Hops from Europe. The local water is similar to Hoegaarden water in chemical character. Fruit juices used in the fruit beers will be imported from Bulgaria and Romania - the same juice used to brew Bios/VanSteenberge Beers in Belgium. Brewing is expected to begin in April 2006, with head Brewer Tim Schwartz directing the symphony.
Two more little notes: #1 - Blanco is the Spanish word for "White." #2 - Pierre Celis just turned 81 on March 21, 2006. Woo-hoo!
Craft Brew of the Week:
Lagunitas Nuevo Noir - Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, California,
Style: Belgian Brown Ale
A crystalline chestnut-brown body, dressed with glimmers of garnet, emanates beneath a creamy, off-white eggshell head. Aromas of spiced caramel tango with brown sugar and dark fruits. Titillating tongue sensations of sweet maltiness, and fruit merge with dark and whole wheat bread, drifting into spice, tart fruit and light alcohol in the finish.
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