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Ask the Beer Fox - Introducing Beer to Wine Lovers
What is the best way to introduce high quality craft beer to my wine-drinking and beer-deprived friends?
Beer Bread Cookery - Amber Bay Beer Bread
The Beer Fox says, "Classic cheesy bread emits a charm reminiscent of Southern hospitality."
Brewers Survive Mid-Atlantic Floods
Newscasts were peppered with devastating images of the submerged cities of Easton and Reading in Pennsylvania; flooded cars in Alexandria, Virginia; reports of sixteen weather-related deaths; and the eerie portrait of a felled 140-year-old American Elm on the White House lawn...
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Warm weather beers are more refreshing than other beers. These include wheat beers, Saisons, farmhouse ales, and sahti. They are light, crisp and dry, some with the fruity flavors of banana, others with the complexity of apple, lemon, sherbet, and vanilla. Hops dance in the background, asserting themselves at the finish.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
Something to offend everyone -
Q. Why is divorce so expensive?
A. Because it's worth it.
Q. Why is air a lot like sex?
A. Because it's no big deal unless you're not getting any.
Q. What do you call a smart blonde?
A. A golden retriever
Q. What do attorneys use for birth control?
A. Their personalities.
Q. What's the fastest way to a man's heart?
A. Through his chest with a sharp knife.
Q. What makes men chase women they have no intention of marrying?
A. The same urge that makes dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving.
Q. Did you hear about the dyslexic Rabbi?
A. He walks around saying "Yo."
Q. How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word?
A. Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell "BINGO"!
Q. Why is there no Disneyland in China ?
A. No one's tall enough to go on the good rides
The Great British Beer Festival runs from August 1st to August 5th, 2006,and is being held at Earls Court, London, England, U.K. The "Biggest Pub in the World" will spotlight over 500 different ales from the UK and across the globe. The CAMRA sponsored event is the largest showcase for real ale in the world.
Seminars and tastings by such big names as Roger Protz, Jeff Evans, Adrian Tierney-Jones, Keith Bott, Lorenzo Dabove and Tom Perera will focus on the Champion Beer of Britain, Bottled Beer Tasting, Intro to Beer Styles, Good
German Beer, and Endagered Beer Styles. There will also be live music, street theatre, pub quizzes, pub games, and food to add spice to an already fabulous venue.
Of particular note are the Young Members Events for those between 18 and 30 years old. These will include bar crawls, cider bar training, and tasting sessions.
Advance ticket sales are now closed, but tickets are available at the door. For more information: Click on http://www.camra.org.uk/
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Festive Ale - Rogue Ales, Brewers on the Bay, Newport, Oregon, USA
Clear, deep-amber body rests in the glass with a modest creamy head capping the top, while aromas of malt, oranges - or are they nectarines? - flowers and pepper rise to the nasal passages. A biscuity malt holds the base, while citric lemon, licorice, earth and yeast surge across the tongue, touched by an emphatic glaze of orange peel. Medium full mouthfeel with light effervescence makes for a complex, colorful, summer refresher.
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